In 2019, we became proud sponsors of the Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk. Our unique contribution means the museum will be able to use Softs Point solar panels for the coming five years. This will enable the museum to start generating its own renewable energy. The money it saves from this can be put to other uses.
We chose to sponsor the Flood Museum because of our common origin. Previously, our bank provided a loan allowing the museum to buy the adjacent building. It now accommodates part of the National Knowledge and Remembrance Centre for the Floods of 1953. The municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland is guaranteeing the financing, which is also being used to make the current accommodation for the museum more sustainable.
‘The Flood Museum is very pleased that a suitable loan from the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank has made feasible the museum’s plans to expand. The finance process was smooth, quick and pleasant. The bank and the museum were both founded following the North Sea Flood in 1953, and that makes this partnership even more special,’ says Siemco Louwerse, director of the Flood Museum.
For more information, please visit the Flood Museum website.