What happens when water is combined with fire? Find out how James Watt’s invention works at the Dutch Steam Engine Museum! On days the museum goes full steam ahead, you can see, hear, and feel the machines blowing off steam.
This museum is located in the Vier Noorder Koggen, a former pumping station by the IJsselmeer, in Medemblik. The museum holds a wide-ranging collection of steam engines, some of which are still in operation. For example, machines from steam ships, dredgers, a dairy factory and a potato flour factory. A steamroller and steam crane also form part of the collection. There’s plenty to see and experience inside the museum and in the machine garden.
Full steam ahead
On days the museum goes full steam ahead, the kettles will be fired up. You will be able to hear the machines puff, see them move, feel the heat they produce and smell the oil. Normally the machines run on compressed air. The steam crane and dredging mill are in operation during Superstoomdagen (super steam days).
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|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Standard tickets Nederlands Stoommachinemuseum
|Kinderen 0 t/m 4||free of charge|
|5 t/m 12 jaar||€ 6|
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