The museum is located in Ouwerkerk, a town in the south-west of the Netherlands in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland,Zeeland, about 60 kilometres south of Rotterdam. It was officially opened by Monique de Vries, secretary of state for the Ministry for Transport and Public Works, on 2 April 2001. Today the flood museum employs more than 120 volunteers and a paid staff of eight people.“In 2015, the museum welcomed 85,000 visitors, and with the help of donations and volunteers who run the museum we are eager to make it an even bigger success,” says operations manager Lianne Kooiman.