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Dutch Steam Engine Museum: redevelopment

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The land of fire and steam

The Dutch Steam Engine Museum has the largest collection of working steam engines in the Netherlands. With the help of volunteers, the steam engines continue to run. To make the museum sustainable for the future, Studio Louter and OPERA Amsterdam are working together on the redevelopment of the permanent exhibition.


The concept focuses on the unique location of the museum and allows every type of visitor to enter the adventurous world of water and steam. Here, the Industrial Revolution is brought back to life. In a stimulating and contemporary presentation, visitors can encounter the past by working with the elements of water and fire. 


In the first phase of the redevelopment, the entrance of the museum was redesigned. In this space, visitors can marvel at a large number of models. While projections show how these type engines were used in the Netherlands. This enchanting theater of moving steam engine models, sound, projections, and light ensures that visitors get pumped up for the rest of the museum.  


Watch the virtual tour through the museum here



in development


OPERA Amsterdam


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