The tram to the islands
The fireman chucks another shovelful of coal on the fire and the driver blows the engine’s whistle. All aboard! Travel back in time with the tram on the Brouwersdam. Listen to the tales the conductor tells about the
Rotterdam Tramway Company, at one time the largest transport provider in this part of the country.
The RTM Museum houses a fine collection of steam and diesel locomotives,as well as beautifully restored carriages and goods wagons, which are still in use today. You can wander round the depot and admire our old post van and the last surviving camping coach.
A visit to the tram museum is a great experience for children – and their parents won’t stop talking about it either! Why not combine a tram ride with a boat trip on the Grevelingen?
We operate from 1st July until the first week in September every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. We run three trams (steam or diesel hauled), which leave the platform by the museum at 11:45, 13:30 and 15:30. The journey takes an hour.
We also operate on Easter Monday, Ascencion day, Whit Monday and Boxing Day.
You can also book a combined ticket for tram and boat. The 13:30 tram connects with a boat that will take you for a 90-minute cruise on the beautiful Grevelingen lake (a former inlet of the North Sea, now enclosed by dikes). When you have returned to the harbour, a tram will take you back to the museum.
How to find us
Our address is G. C. Schellingerweg 2, NL-3253 MD Ouddorp. We are located at the northern end of the Brouwersdam.
If you are travelling from the direction of Ouddorp and Rotterdam, go past Ouddorp on the N57 and take the third exit off the next roundabout, signposted “De Punt – West” and follow that road. If you are travelling from Schouwen-Duiveland, take the N57 onto the Brouwersdam, turn right at the traffic lights by Port Zélande, take the first turning left and follow that road until you see the museum on your right.
Our telephone number is 0031 (0)6 1347 3183