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Dutch Maximum Steam Weekend

Experience a fantastic major steam festival featuring big engines, demonstration freight trains, and traction engines plus a steam powered sawmill, model railways, and lots more on this exciting and action-packed tour. We also visit three other steam railways in the Netherlands, enjoy a vintage boat cruise, and explore a superb outdoor recreated village museum in this short break, value for money tour.

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5 days from £1199



Thursday 5 September 2024



  • Experience a full day at the Veluwsche Stoomtrein Festival with unlimited rides

  • Enjoy the lovely Hoorn to Medemblik steam railway

  • Ride the RTM steam tram line

  • Step back in time on the Katwijk-Leiden narrow-gauge steam railway and explore their huge collection of locomotives

  • Relax on a leisurely, vintage boat cruise across Lake IJssel

  • Visit the fascinating Zuiderzee Village Museum

  • Explore other towns with a Rail Pass for total flexibility


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 1 lunch

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager




We depart by Eurostar to Brussels, changing here to travel onwards via Rotterdam to Utrecht. Staying at the Hampton Inn which is situated next to the station with the old town centre a short walk away featuring a number of restaurants and bars.


After breakfast this morning, we travel by rail to Hoorn to visit the locomotive depot and museum learning about the history of stream trams in the Netherlands before departing behind steam to Medemblik with tea/coffee and cake provided. We will enjoy free time to explore this lovely, historic town before our vintage boat cruise (including lunch) across the beautiful Lake Ijssel to the Zuiderzee Village Museum. Walk one hundred years back in time along the cobbled streets of this outdoor museum featuring more than 140 historic buildings which create a superb, authentic atmosphere. We will return by boat to Enkhuizen, connecting onwards by rail to Utrecht.

B, L


Today, after breakfast, we depart the hotel by private coach to Ouddorp to ride the morning RTM steam tram to West-Repart and return over what was once part of the extensive, rural tramways in the Netherlands. We will continue by road to the Stoomtrein Katwijk Leiden to experience the golden age of steam travelling. Smell, watch, and enjoy the ambience of days gone by at the platform where an almost 100-year-old steam locomotive and its antique wooden carriage are waiting to take you on the narrow-gauge railway around the lake. After exploring their extensive collection of meticulously maintained steam and diesel locomotives, we return to Utrecht.



Our journey today takes us by rail to Apeldoorn for the fabulous Veluwsche Stoomtrein Festival, the largest steam train festival in the Netherlands! Relive former times at various stations between Apeldoorn and Dieren where there are model railways, steam rollers, steam tractors, operational steam sawmills, trade stands, and much more. Your day ticket provides unlimited rides to experience every inch of this fantastic event and the last train of the day is often triple headed!



After the excitement of this action-packed tour, it is time to return by rail to London via Rotterdam and Brussels.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch


Hampton by Hilton, Utrecht

Perfectly located just 200 yards from the station, the Hampton by Hilton provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, and a bar. Each room has a desk, flat screen TV, private bathroom including a shower/WC, and tea/coffee making facilities. A hot buffet breakfast is served daily.



From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to / from Netherlands, including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


Join & Leave at Utrecht


Single Traveller Supplement


4 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 1 lunch

Eurostar and rail travel to and from Netherlands in the class of your choice

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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