Situated in the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center is our interactive exhibition designed to serve our visitors a unique experience. The main theme of the exhibition is centered around the question how the Dutch people have mastered to survive and (still) live in the Delta. The exhibition looks back at the past centuries but also looks forward to the future accompanied with its new challenges like climat change and the rise of the sea level. You will enter the exhibition through our ‘stormroom’ where you will experience a real storm. Subsequently, you will make your way through the storms of the past to arrive at the solutions of the present. It is also possible to experience a special flying experience through the inspiring surroundings of the Afsluitdijk in our Aquavista.
Entrance to the exhibition is free for children under 4, € 3.00 for children between 4 and 12 and € 5.00 for visitors over 12.
The information signs in the exhibition are only in Dutch. It is possible to open the page of the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center on the 2Discover website on your smartphone to get excess to an audio tour in your language. The 2Discover audio tour is available in Dutch, Frisian, English and German.
Our interactive exhibition is divided into the following themes: the history of floods, projects of Rijkswaterstaat (the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management), fish migration river, the Wadden sea, the ‘IJsselmeer’, Blue energy and regional tourism. Our visitors are able to discover the exhibition on their own. Visiting the exhibition will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes of your time. Did you see everything? Then also take the time to have a look at our rooftop which rewards you with a stunning view over the Wadden sea and the IJsselmeer!
Admission to the exhibition is free for children under 4, € 3.00 for children aged 4 to 12 and € 5.00 for visitors aged 12 and over.
Experience a special flying experience through the inspiring environment of the Afsluitdijk in our Aquavista. This film shows you the beauty of this region through the eyes of the godwit. Lean back in one of our cinema seats or lie down on one of the beanbags and imagine yourself flying! It is an experience that is sure to stay with you. The Aquavista film will be played several times a day, depending on visitor numbers, and admission is free.
The Aquavista, including the preshow, lasts about 15 minutes.
It is also possible to be accompanied by a guide when you visit the exhibition. The guided tour takes about 60 minutes of your time and is only available on request. Besides the guided tours we also organise different lectures in our meeting rooms: lecture about the fismigration river given by the Dutch Wadden Association, lecture about the current and future activities at the Afsluitdijk given by the province of Friesland, department “De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk”, lecture about blue energy given by Redstack. All the lectures are only available on request. Please contact our sales department when you are interested in a guided tour or a lecture!
Specially for our youngest visitors we have developed the ‘Bobby fish’ scavenger hunt trough the exhibition. Bobby fish has hid himself at multiple places in the exibition. Can you find them? When you do, there will be a sweet surprise waiting for you at the reception! The exhibition itself is also very children friendly with a game table and an interactive drawing board.