Polderhuis Museum Westkapelle 

The Polderhuis Museum is the museum about the history of Westkapelle. The eternal battle with the water of the North Sea behind the sea dyke, Westkapelle during the war and the Battle of the Scheldt as well as the post-war reconstruction.

Westkapelle behind the sea dyke

Westkapelle struggles with the North Sea already for seven centuries. Watch in the museum the coastline of Zeeland and the development of Westkapelle and its surrounding nature. Read about the unique profession of dyke worker and learn all about ramming. During events the ‘ramming crew’, dressed in the traditional costume of Westkapelle, can be admired.

Westkapelle during the war

History comes to life in the Polderhuis. Citizens tell about World War II, the Battle of the Scheldt and the devastating bombardment of 1944. Listen to memories, watch the impressive photographs and watch by phone or tablet movies and sections with a QR code. In the North Sea remnants of the war are still found. Watch the treasures that have been brought to surface from landing craft having been scuttled in front of the coast of Westkapelle during the Battle of the Scheldt

Look out over Westkapelle and the North Sea

Climb the watchtower and watch with your own eyes how close to the sea Westkapelle is situated. In clear weather you even look on to Dutch Flanders. The watchtower is only accessible via the museum.

Museum shop and terrace

After a visit to the museum, walk through the museum shop where nice souvenirs, e.g. the ‘Zeeuwse knop’ (button), or an interesting book about the war are available. Descend in the museum café or terrace and enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a delicious ‘apple round’. Enjoy the view on the museum garden and the Sherman tank.