There are many iconic images of the Netherlands, but none so ubiquitous as the flood controls and especially the Delta Works in the southern province of Zeeland. The humongous project was sped up after the area was particularly devastated by the North Sea flood of 1953 that took the lives of 1,836 people in the Netherlands and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings. To remember the disaster, its victims, and the effect it had on the Netherlands, Zeeland installed its very own Watersnoodmuseum in four defunct caissons that were instrumental in the battle between the Dutch and the unruly North Sea.

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