It is going to happen. The Vlotterkering® is actually being built.
The Limburg Water Board wants to make the Maashoek, in the Limburg monastery village of Steyl, flood-proof for the future. After an intensive tender, the water board opted for the solution of the Dijkzone Alliantie combination: a collaboration between Ploegam, Hollandia Infra and Dura Vermeer i.c.w. Vlotterkering BV.
Steyl has a nationally protected village view; both the view on and from the Maas are special. The self-closing barrier will obscure that view from and to the public square only when it is really necessary: at high water.
Watch the film and slideshow below for an impression:
For more information, visit the website of the Limburg water board: