Virtual Knowledge Centre - Hydraulic Engineering

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For maps is referred to the map room of TU Delft. Here you can also access the TOP10NL maps in DWG format. TOP50 and TP10 in other formats are only accessible via TU Delft and VPN login system. The map room has a paper collection of nautical maps. Tthe site topotijdreis provides topographic maps of the Netherlands from 1815 (so, including the latest version).
A detailed elevation map of the Netherlands is available via For the height of an individual location, use the postcodetool. One can make profiles inside the elevation map, using the profile tool.
For all kind of land use in the Netherlands a central access point is pdok (Publieke Dienstverlening op de Kaart), giving information about administrative boundaries, habitats, agriculture, infrastructure etc.). For assessment of risks in the Netherlands info can be found at the Risicokaart.

On-line hydrographic maps are available via various websites.

Photographic Material

Picture Gallery of the department hydraulic engineering

Database with pictures owned by the Department of Hydraulic Engineering,available under a Creative Commons License

European Coasts

Book with pictures of all aspects of European Coasts

Dutch coasts

Aerial pictures from 1990

Aerial pictures from 1994

Beeldbank Rijkswaterstaat

Het geheugen van Nederland, trefwoord: waterkeringen - dijken - sluizen -  (note: you may encounter a security error; this site is reliable)

Video and filmclips

  Database with videos to be used in education

Old Drawings and maps

Old Maps

many scans of old (and recent) maps of rivers in NW Europe via
Overview of some high resolution scans

Website with old Dutch topographic maps (1815-present)
Access to many antique mapservers: oldmapsonline

Old drawings and paintings

search using "Europeana"

search in "Atlas van Stolk"