0.50 meter Below Sea Level

Stoomgemaal Halfweg

Haarlemmermeerstraat 4
1165 HJ, Halfweg

Looking for a unique location for meetings, presentations, business events and tourist visits, with a terrace on the waterfront? Come to steam-powered  pumping station Halfweg, the world’s oldest and biggest still functional scoop-wheel pumping station.

Experience how large parts of The Netherlands have been won from the water and are still being kept dry in this fine example of industrial heritage. Surprise your guests with a visit to the engine room with its monumental 500 hp steam engine and gigantic paddle-wheels capable of pumping away 1.5 million litres of water per minute!

  • Authentic still working steam pump
  • For small atmospheric meetings
  • Close to highway and train station

On request, the mighty steam engine is set in motion and one of your guests can unscrew the big wheel that opens the steam supply. A unforgettable experience!

The museum offers various catering options, as well as audio and video equipment and free WiFi.

The boiler house, the location for receptions and presentations, can host up to 100 people.

Museum Stoomgemaal Halfweg, a steam experience!



Meeting centre
Event location
Field trip
Outdoor facilities
18/5000 Location near water
Close to station
Close to the highway


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