The Keringhuis, Public Water Management Information Centre is the Public Water Management Information Centre about flood risk management in the Province of Zuid-Holland and the impressive Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier. Since the opening of the information centre in 1996 over 1.2 million visitors discovered the ins and outs of Dutch water management. The exposition has had a complete make-over in 2010. Welcome!

The Keringhuis shows how we still manage to keep our feet dry in the water-rich Province of Zuid-Holland. You decide whether there is a storm, a heavy downpour or blazing sunshine (Waterplein). Discover how the Maeslant storm surge barrier works. Download a free audiotour with your smartphone or Ipod and enjoy an explanation in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian or Chinese while you discover the exposition. Or go outside and get hands-on experience with pumps and sandbags in the water playground.

The Maeslant storm surge barrier is the last part of the Dutch Delta Works and is the world’s largest moveable barrier. This impressive construction cannot be described in words, only experienced.

Participants in the Keringhuis are The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, Province of Zuid-Holland and The Delfland Water Board.


Maeslantkeringweg 139
3151 ZZ Hoek van Holland
Tel: 088-7970630

Opening hours

monday - friday
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
saturday, sunday and public holidays
11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
closed on 1 jan., 25 dec. en 31 dec.