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Cruquius Pump Museum

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Address: Cruquiusdijk 27, 2142 ER Cruquius, The Netherlands
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+31 23 528 5704
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Chronicling the Dutch reclamation of land from the sea, the museum features...

Chronicling the Dutch reclamation of land from the sea, the museum features exhibits on the function of windmills, steam-driven pumps or "Cruquius," and modern technology.

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Hidden Gem, Explained With Passion By Volunteers

Helped us understand the hydraulic engineering that the Dutch are masters of. The highlight of our visit was the explanation and demonstration of the massive steam pump by the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Winnipeg
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Helped us understand the hydraulic engineering that the Dutch are masters of. The highlight of our visit was the explanation and demonstration of the massive steam pump by the passionate volunteer engineer.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Cruquius museum is excellently restored and maintained. It tells the story of the three huge steam mills that dried the Haarlemmermeer lake in the 19th century. I have taken my family abroad twice to this place and they were impressed and loved it very much. It's a great visit for all ages, children will enjoy it too. At the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting trip to see this and find out more about water management in this country. Engineering, as ever, fascinating! Very interesting to understand how the drainage system works. Really friendly and helpful guide around the site. Visiting recommended.

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Thank Dan H
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Water management, gaining or regaining land, taming the sea and the waters....all pretty important practises for the Dutch. The building itself is gorgeous too, so be sure to check out this museum.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Well worth a visit. Easy to find, our sat nav took us straight there. Staff friendly and helpful. Good accompanying literature and a great demonstration. More than just a piece of history. Parking adjoining together with good cafe.

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Thank Jacko1950
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visit and see this old system pumping water from canals worth it. Everything there is beautifully illustrated and especially as this equipment is still functional and thus is an experience catered for.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Here you can see one of the steampumps that made a part of Holland, called The Haarlemmermeer, dry and learn about how the Dutch have always lived beneath sealevel.

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Germany
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is interesting for people who are interested in architecture (beautiful building), physics (you can see the largest beam engine ever built) and history (the steam mill was used to pump the water out of the Haarlem Lake and changed the geography of the Netherlands enormously).

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Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The sheer scale of this steam engine is staggering. The almost delicate nature of the castellar building it is housed in belies the monster within!

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We took bus 340 from Hoofddorp to Haarlem, stopping off here on the way. One of the volunteers gave us an exclusive English-language tour and we then wandered back around the interesting displays. Hard to believe the amount of work and effort which the Dutch people put into reclaiming the land over the centuries. This pump house was part of... More 

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