Arend under Steam

Each year, from April through October, the very first steam locomotive in the Netherlands, De Arend, is fired up! This jewel of the museum's collection is normally on display in the permanent exhibition, but on the dates below, the doors are thrown open and De Arend chugs its way outside. In the earliest days of the Dutch railway, the trains ran on broad-gauge track. Today, there is still a little section of broad-gauge track to be seen at the Railway Museum. De Arend drives on this track during the ‘De Arend under Steam’ demonstrations.