With more than half of the Netherlands lying under sea level, the Dutch are known for their eternal struggle with water. The Delta Works in Zeeland were built to prevent reoccurrence of the 1953 flood disaster, which left the country shocked and partly in ruins. Deltapark Neeltje Jans is the world-famous symbol of this struggle and has already attracted nearly ten million people with its fascinating combination of nature, culture, and technique.
On the night of 31 January 1953, an enormous storm took place and the North Sea raged against the province of Zeeland, wiping out part of the Netherlands.