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The Wouda Steam Pumping Station (Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal)

The Netherlands
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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New York, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went there in June with family and friends, i.e. a group of 35 and had a very interesting and rewarding visit. Starting in the very well done new visitor center and watching a short but even for the kinds interesting 3D movie, we then had two great and very skilled guides walk us through the Pump station - "het... More

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The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This pumpingstation helped keep the netherlands dry. It ran on coal, now replaced by oil-burners. But from the burners onward, it is all steam, giant pistons, wheel-pumps and pipes, pipes and more pipes. In 2011 a modern info-centre was added giving info on the polders and water management and the machines, both in Dutch and English. The museum is run... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Run by professionals and enthusiastic volunteers. Beautiful building with a original steam engines in perfect working conditions. We had the good fortune that the pumping station was running when we visited, so everything was turning and thumping and hissing. Beautiful!

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Moscow, Russia
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510 reviews 510 reviews
285 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was a very interesting and rewarding visit. We enjoyed every minute of it. The newly opened visitors centre is superb and very entertaining. They firstly introduce the Pumping station through a short 3D film and then you can walk around the centre, learning more about the water management in the Netherlands. Even though most inscriptions are in Dutch, you... More

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Nuenen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I really wanted to give 5 stars to this review as I am sure the site is superb. My rating is based our experience of (not) accessing the museum. We drove up from Eindhoven with friends from the UK and took the opportunity to locate the site, particularly as it was within a short drive from our hotel in Bolsward.... More

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