Following in Noah’s footsteps, Dutchman Johan Huibers is ready for any floods Holland may experience – thanks to his own special ark.
Huibers built the replica of Noah’s Ark with cedar and pine using modern tools after a premonition of his homeland flooding. It stands at 150 cubits (68 metres) – three-quarters of the length of a football pitch. In fact, Noah’s Ark as described in the Bible was five times larger than Johan’s Ark.
Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors to the Dutch treat.
After two years in the making the Ark has thrown open its doors in the town of Schagen, north Holland. The ark will sail to cities in Netherlands, Germany and Belgium in the next couple of months carrying live and stuffed animals, as well as religious information.