Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Spoorweg Museum
Thinking about this week’s theme, I thought I would offer up the Spoorweg Museum, the Dutch National Railway Museum. It’s not just a museum; it used to be a working train station that was built in 1874.It was closed in 1939, but eventually reopened and was remodeled various times until it now looks much as it did in the 1800s.

Many people began and ended their journeys in this building, through this lovely entrance.


You can still take a short journey of your own on some of the working trains they have on display. There is now train service on an hourly basis, Tuesday through Sunday (and Monday during holiday periods), between the museum and the central train station.

Trains at the Spoorweg Museum



Perhaps not surprisingly, I’ve had Billy Bragg’s version of Train Train stuck in my head.