Category Archives: Haarlemmermeer region

Honking train, after heavy abuse on a conductress NS (Dutch railway) [video]

Hoofddorp, Netherlands – The NS staff send off, this morning, an eardeafening sound. Exactly at 9:00, the trains all over the Netherlands were honking to show their protest against the ongoing violence against the train staff. Treinstation Hoofddorp

On the night of Thursday to Friday a headconductress of NS was on the train from Schiphol to Hoofddorp, where she got beaten so hard  by a passenger that she ended up in the hospital with serieus injuries. On Saturday, a conducter in Helmond got kicked and spit on.

The NS and the trade union wants the politics to take serious measures.

Video: honking trains on station Hoofddorp

 

Bulbflowerparade in the Netherlands 2014 [video]

2014bloemencorsoHeemstede – on Saturday 3 may 2014 a colorful flower-decorated parade slowly moves through the bulb region. This year was the 67th Edition. The parade started at 9.30 am from the Wilhelmina boulevard in Noordwijk. Along the 42 kilometre route to Haarlem were hundreds of thousands of visitors. Watch and enjoy the following video taken from the Herenweg in Heemstede.

MUSEUMWEEKEND at Steam pumping station Halfweg

Halfweg, Netherlands – During the museum weekend from Saturday 5 april and Sunday 6 april steam pumping station Museum at Halfweg opens its doors again. The days the old steam pumping station is under steam. During the museum weekend you can feel the atmosphere of the working steam pumping station.

A wonderful and unique experience. The boiler fire, the steam, the smell of lubricating oil, the pounding steam engine, the vibrant water, propelled by six huge Paddlewheels.

Steam pumping station Museum Halfweg is the oldest and largest still operational steam-powered paddle-wheel pumping station in the world.

Museum steam pumping station Halfweg (during the museum weekend 2013)

Forge in Museum steam pumping station Halfweg (during the museum weekend 2013)

 

Opening hours: 10:00-16: 00.

Around 11: 30 pm is the steam engine started.

Adress:

Steam pumping station Museum at Halfweg. In Dutch it means: ‘Museum Stoomgemaal Halfweg

Haarlemmermeerstraat 4,  1165 HJ,  Halfweg, Netherlands