Museum ’t Kromhout is the newest member of neighborhood network De Plantage. If you’ve never been there, now is your chance because all museums and visitor centers will be open again from June 5th!
In an area where many small shipyards were once located, Museum ’t Kromhout on the Hoogte Kadijk 147 is the only living proof of the economic glory that the shipbuilding industry brought Amsterdam into the twentieth century. A unique place in De Plantage, where working engines and beautiful stories come together. The museum was founded 150 years ago when the “Industrial Revolution” was in full swing. Until the late 1960s, the legendary Kromhout engines were built here.
The Westcap of the unique complex is still in use as a shipyard and is surrounded by old ships. In the impressive Oosthal you will find a fascinating presentation of the history and the historic, still functioning Kromhout engines that have been made here since 1895. In addition to the running engines on Sunday, the restoration process of the engines can be followed closely on Tuesday.
A volunteer team is always ready to answer questions and explain the history and technology of combustion engines. Workshops and courses are regularly held in the forge.
Museum ’t Kromhout, Hoogte Kadijk 147.
Open Tuesday: 09:30 – 15:30 and every third Sunday of the month 12:00 – 15:30. Groups can visit all days, only by appointment.