Rijkswaterstaat. Working to make the Netherlands safe, secure, attractive and accessible for all.


Sufficient clean freshwater and usable, reliable information about the water in The Netherlands. Rijkswaterstaat works 24/7 to maintain this situation.


We work every day to improve the Netherlands. We are working on a clean, green and pleasant living environment for current and future generations.


The Dutch economy relies heavily on transport and logistics; the main economic centres must remain accessible. Quickly and safely. By road and by water.


Rijkswaterstaat promotes the Dutch safety, mobility and the quality of life. We actively seek partners in the private sector to outsource some of our tasks.

About us

Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.


Do you have a question or suggestion for Rijkswaterstaat? Read more about it in the frequently asked questions or use the contact form.


Houtribdijk reinforcement

The Houtribdijk no longer meets the safety norm laid down in the Water Act. In response, Rijkswaterstaat is reinforcing this dyke between Lelystad and Enkhuizen with sand and stone. After the reinforcement, the dyke is able to withstand a severe storm that, on average, occurs once every 10,000 years.

Read more about the Houtribdijk

China-EU Water Platform

The China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) is a network for water co-operation between European countries (including the EU) with the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources.

Read more about CEWP