Facts & figures
The Netherlands Water Museum:
• is an initiative of Henk van Brink, Dyke Warden of the Rhine and IJssel Water Authority.
• was opened on 7th of June 2004 by Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the previous State Secretary of Transport and Water Management.
• aims to raise as much public awareness as possible about freshwater and freshwater management in an easily accessible way.
• has a surface area of 2,500 m2 of which 2,000 m2 is underground.
• does not have a collection but 54 exhibits, all of which are interactive.
• welcomes 70,000 visitors a year.
• has 13.4 FTEs and around 50 volunteers.
• is situated in the centre of Arnhem, in and under Sonsbeek Park.
• organises activities for children aged between 6 and 12 years of age for every school holiday.