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Address: Cruquiusdijk 27, 2142 ER Cruquius, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (+31)023-5285704
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Description: Chronicling the Dutch reclamation of land from the sea, the museum...
Chronicling the Dutch reclamation of land from the sea, the museum features exhibits on the function of windmills, steam-driven pumps or "Cruquius," and modern technology.
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Fascinating Industrial Archeology

Interesting museum about the drainage of land in the Netherlands. Interesting guided tour during which they ran the huge beam engine that showed the brilliance of British... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Interesting museum about the drainage of land in the Netherlands. Interesting guided tour during which they ran the huge beam engine that showed the brilliance of British Victorian steam engineering. There is also a large flooded map that shows how the nation was drained and lots of model steam engines with buttons to press to get them running. Nice tea... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The big format The huge machinery.Astonished how it was possible to built that machine in1849.Nowadays the 8 arms are driven by means of 2 hydraulic cylinders with a measuring system on the cylinder rod

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very interesting visit if you are an engineering buff. It shows one of the huge pumps that were used to empty a lake (in just over 3 years). The pump can still be set in motion for demonstration. We arrived shortly before closing time but were still allowed in and even given a personal quick tour. Very friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice museum with a interesting and unique piece of Dutch history. Only three of these pump stations were build, this is the only one remaining. Not all guides are good story-tellers but it's no problem to ask another one to tell you more. All guides are very enthusiastic though and all volunteers. Text is displayed in Dutch and English but... More 

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Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Based in a former steam powered pumping station and with interactive displays. If you are interested in how the Dutch drained the lakes to create their country, this is very interesting.

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a fantastic museum, excellence guides with great knowledge. Lovely hearing a Dutch/English connection with Hayle Foundry in Cornwall. Absolutely stunning steam pump, now electric. Shown how it worked etc.......well worth a visit.....!

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Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very very interesting small museum. In fact it is an original Pump Installation which dried the land around Haarlem, can it be more Dutch?

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I been here with my friends. It is a great experience and how Dutch stopped the water from flooding. The building is a steam pump, only this pump works and some others in Holland. A great visit.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Looking for 'something different' during our vacation in Amsterdam we ventured out on the 15 min train from Centraal to Haarlem followed by bus #140 to Cruquius. The guide demonstrated the massive pump both in Dutch & English; fascinating history behind the land reclamation. There's a nice cafe next to the Museum for coffees & lunches. Stopped in the delightful... More 

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

nice museum with a friendly guide, demonstrating well the daily fight with water in the netherlands. my sons enjoyed to see the huge machine still working

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Address: Cruquiusdijk 27, 2142 ER Cruquius, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (+31)023-5285704
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Cruquius

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