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 by volunteers and their passion is visible. The machines only run a couple of days a year, then it is ridiculously busy. But on other days, it is also good to see.
We had a very nice afternoon here. Absolutely worth visiting.
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