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UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal: Tours & Tickets

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Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station The D.F. Woudagemaal in the town of Lemmer is the world's largest steam pumping station still in working condition. The pumping station was opened in 1920 by Queen Wilhelmina for the purpose of pumping excess...more
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This steam pumping station from 1920 is one of the last ones to have been built in the Netherlands. The technology to use burning coal to make steam and generate power was essentially a 19th century one. All over the country these pumping stations were built replacing windmills.
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This building is definately worth a visit, but you can easily skip the visitors center, especially if you are foreign, because it is al in dutch. The short movie shown in the cinema in the visitors center has english subtitles, but it is so bad and embarrassing that it's almost
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This is a very cool place. It has so much history hidden in its walls and it is something that’s importance may be taken for granted. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to learn about the Dutch struggle against water it’s a must see.
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I have been a Dutch citizen for 65+ years by now and just recently learned about this grand historical impressive pumping station that has even gained an Unesco World Heritage certificate. Eager to visit this place, the date is 14th January 2019, my wife and I were standing at
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Great to visit, sometimes its working then its spectacular to vist. Wtch the website for this..You can park the car nearby.
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