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The engine whistles and the fireman shovels coal. Wooden partitions creak, wheels sing and steam hisses. In your carriage you will experience a story from a bygone era. Between the historic towns of Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen steamtrams meander...more
Van Dedemstraat 8, 1624 NN, Hoorn, The Netherlands
Boarded the train for 10:40 am journey, this was approx. 1 and 1/2 hours ride. interesting journey through the Dutch countryside, very flat with no signs of housing developments. They seem to concentrate on crops/flower growing, so different to U.K. We were able to buy...More
This steam Railway (and stations) make a great day out. The track follows a beautiful route through West Friesland and links two beautiful old towns (Hoorn - Medemblik). The volunteeers make sure you have a nice day and are always willing to explain things and...More
If you are a train aficionado, you absolutely have to check out this train and its station/properties. The steam engine nomenclature is 0-6-0. It was built in 1914 by Berliner Maschinenbau, #5249. It is in perfect running condition and is in excellent upkeep - the...More
We did plan our trip to Hoorn. Aim was - to get of feelings from the past. How did people travel in the past? Was this comfortable or not for them to travel? How long trips were from one station to the another?
Described as a steam tram this really is a light railway, with three locos plus a diesel railcar operating while I was there. It takes you to Medemblik where you can join a 1955 ship going to the Open Air Museum in Enkhuizen on the...More
Lots of fun. Lovely experience driving through the Dutch countryside on a authentic restored steam engine train. There were even people dressed up in 1920 clothes. Take the train or cycle to Hoorn. You will see the steam engines across the railway line next to...More
Delightful trip (for both singles and families) on board a faithfully restored original steam loc pulled train going on a ride thru the original Dutch landscape known from the paintings of the old masters.
The steam train ride between Medemblik and Hoorn is a lot of fun. Puffing its way through the countryside, and stopping at small towns along the way was a most enjoyable way to pass some time on a recent visit to Holland. Refreshments available on...More