The fight against the water. We thought a few years ago that we had won, but nothing is less true. With climate change we ask ourselves again:
In the exhibition there are beautiful maps, paintings, models and films that take you to the causes of all the dangers of water. We have been fighting the rising waters successfully for centuries; otherwise we would not be here. But sometimes the water is stronger. And then disaster strikes.
We do not know what the future will bring. The waters will rise, the question is only when. And also: from which side? Or do we come up with new solutions?
Living under sea level shows the perpetual struggle against the water. But we also need the water. Because drought lets the ground sink away under our feet. This shaky balance is ever present in the history of the Netherlands. Today the dangers of the rising waters are more current than ever: you only have to read the papers or watch the news.