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The Zuiderzee Museum ‘Flooded’ in 2016 30.03.2016

In 2016 ‘water’ is the central theme in the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. A century ago it was the last time that the Zuiderzee region was met with a major flood. This event will be commemorated in conjunction with the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier (HHNK) Dike Board. The overarching theme of the various presentations in the Indoor and Outdoor Museums, including an inundated street, is 'flooded'. On the one hand the focus is on commemorating and visualizing the great flood of 1916, and  on our current water-awareness on the other. After all, living and feeling protected from this kind of danger is never a matter of course!    

You can walk through the disaster area along the flooded street, watch the film 'Floods world-wide' in the cinema, get into a survival suit and do the evacuation game. Not only will you get to learn a lot about 1916, thanks to the great diversity of presentations, but you will also learn how we currently protect our country against water, while we derive great pleasure from it at the same time. On Saturday 26 March the theme year ‘Flooded’ will kick off officially in the flooded street, and after this the Outdoor Museum will remain open until 23 October 2016.

The flooded street

It looks as if a street in the Outdoor Museum is flooded after a dike has burst. Here you enter a disaster area and get an impression of the havoc and stench. In one of the streets a smack fishing boat has been washed ashore. In another place you can walk along affected homes on a jetty. Two residents, a farmer's wife and a fishing woman, can tell you all about the impact and consequences of the flood.

Especially for this presentation an introductory video has been produced, which you can watch here

About HHNK

The Hollands Noorderkwartier Dike Board is responsible for the safety of dikes north of the North Sea Canal and on the Isle Of Texel, as well as for the provision of sufficient clean and fresh surface water.