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Deltaworks or Waterworks
Before 1950 you were not even safe on land when there were storms in Holland. In 1953 disaster struck. Hundreds of dikes broke and 70.000 people lost their homes. Such a disaster should never happen again.
A dam would be built that would tame the savage sea. The Deltaworks is what this plan was called. A collection of water surge barriers was constructed, starting with the Stormvloedkering in 1958 and finishing with the Maeslantkering in 1997. In Madurodam you can live the story of the Watersnoodramp of 1953 and operate the Oosterscheldekering yourself. Close the barrier on time and save the village from a flood!