Steam train from Dendermonde to Puurs

Henry van de Velde (1863-1957)

Stoomtrein Dendermonde-Puurs

Fabriekstraat 118, Dendermonde


Ride an Art Deco steam train with interiors by renowned architect and designer Henry van de Velde from Baasrode-Noord railway station. A truly unique experience for all train and design enthusiasts!

Baasrode-Noord station

The old Baasrode-Noord railway station has an extensive collection of historical engines and carriages and in the summer months also serves as the starting station for an authentic steam train. It takes travellers to Puurs along line 52, which has not been in official use since the 1980s but has been kept open since 1977 by the Belgian Steam Locomotive Friends association, who put on pleasure rides to keep the spirit of railway heritage alive. The association was later renamed as Steam train Dendermonde-Puurs (SDP). The vintage railway carriages in the collection originate from the beginning of the 20th century.

Carriage K1 (1933) - Henry van de Velde

Travel in a K1 from 1933. This carriage was built by Baume & Marpent with interiors by Henry van de Velde, who was appointed artistic adviser by the board of directors of Belgian railway company NMBS on 11 March 1932. Van de Velde, pioneer of the decorative arts in Belgium, applied his unique style to the benches, window and door hardware, luggage racks, cane holders and lighting fixtures. Once this first-class carriage had become defunct, it became part of the collection at the Dutch Steam Foundation (SSN), the museum for steam engines in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. But the NMBS later bought it back and after extensive restoration it now offers enthusiasts the opportunity to dine in style while taking a cosy journey through the Scheldt region.

Stoomtrein Dendermonde-Puurs

Carriage LAD (1934) - Henry van de Velde

A great vintage time can be had in the historical LAD carriage from 1934. This railway carriage was built by Ragheno, a long-standing railway equipment manufacturer in Mechelen established in 1851. The interiors of this LAD carriage type L were designed by Henry van de Velde as well. The train has a first-class compartment and a separate luggage area, so the journey is both elegant and functional. After extensive restoration supported by the Belgian Province of East Flanders and Dijk92, Van de Velde’s original design can now be admired once again. 

Stoomtrein Dendermonde-Puurs

Practical information


Fabriekstraat 118
9200 Dendermonde
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Opening times

  • Every Sunday in July, August and September from 10 am until 5 pm.


Disabled access

  • Easy to access for the disabled.

Nice to know

  • Admission: free

  • Tariffs apply on ride days but they differ by visitor group.

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