Water Man­age­ment

In a coun­try which lies largely below sea level, water man­age­ment is a key issue. The Dutch have been experts in keep­ing their feet dry ever since they settled in the marshy lands sur­round­ing the Rhine delta, and today many coun­tries and cit­ies around the world call in help from Hol­land whenever they face a water-related challenge.


Since the real­iz­a­tion of the Delta Works, a large sys­tem of dams, dykes, locks and storm surge bar­ri­ers in the South­w­est of the coun­try, the seafront is safe. A big­ger chal­lenge than hori­zontal water is ver­tical water: salty ground­wa­ter push­ing through the polders, but mainly the increase in pre­cip­it­a­tion due to the cli­mate change.

The Dutch approach this chal­lenge in an equally innov­at­ive and prag­matic man­ner, with pro­jects includ­ing land reclam­a­tion, water reten­tion squares, under­ground rain­wa­ter stor­age and house boat neighbourhoods.


Our 10-minute video ‘Liv­ing on Water’ tells you more about water man­age­ment in Hol­land, before tak­ing you to four float­ing hous­ing pro­jects in Amsterdam!


The pro­jects presen­ted are part of our tours in IJburg and Buiksloterham.

Water Man­age­ment Tours

IJburg: individual floating houses on Steigereiland


Amsterdam  Dur­a­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 15 par­ti­cipants per guide  on foot, by bike, pub­lic trans­port, bus  Con­tact us for a quote IJburg is

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Kop van Zuid and Katendrecht: Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam

Kop van Zuid and Katendrecht 

Rotterdam  Dur­a­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 25 par­ti­cipants per guide  on foot, by bike  Con­tact us for a quote “Amsterdam is a city with

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utrecht old town
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Utrecht: City Centre 

Utrecht  Dur­a­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 15 par­ti­cipants per guide  by bike  Con­tact us for a quote The medi­eval city centre of Utrecht has

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Your health is our top priority! Our tours take place in the open air, with 1,50 metre safety distance between participants and max. 15 participants per guide. A user-friendly and hygienic audioguide system is available and can be used with your own headphones.