Cruquius Museum
Cruquius Museum

Cruquius Museum - Cruquius

N 52.338093 / E 4.638115

Add Cruquius Museum to your cycling route and let yourself be carried away by the story about the reclamation of the Haarlemmermeer. Marvel at the power of 19th-century steam techniques and the centuries-long battle against the water. Together with the steam pumping stations Leeghwater and Lijnden, the Cruquius pumped out the Haarlemmermeer from 1849 to 1852 and kept the resulting polder dry until 1912. On 10 June 1933, the Cruquius was taken out of operation with a ceremonial final pump stroke. The Cruquius Foundation saved this unique steam pumping station from demolition in 1934 and turned it into a museum.

The steam pumping station is the technical highlight of the romantic steam era in the Netherlands and is an anchor point in the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), a network of industrial heritage sites in Europe. Get off your bike here to visit this museum and go back in time to the 'Delta Works of the 19th Century', culminating in a demonstration of the largest steam engine in the world. Next to the museum, you can let off some steam at the Teahouse Cruquius before you jump back on your bike again.

Image source: Haarlemmermeermuseum De Cruquius

Cruquius Museum
Cruquius Museum

Cruquius Museum
Cruquiusdijk 27
2142 ER Cruquius

Contact details
T: +31235285704

Opening hours
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

From November 1 to March 31: Monday to Friday open from 1:00 PM

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