Have you ever wondered what happened to all those wonderful old buses that ran in the Netherlands and which you only now see in old films and books? Well, the good news is, some of them live on! While thousands went to the scrap yard at the end of their working lives, some have found their way into preservation as living, moving museum pieces at the Nationaal Bus Museum in Hoogezand.. Here you will discover the largest collection of working historic Dutch buses, a priceless heritage.
The Nationaal Bus Museum is much, much more than simply a display of old buses for enthusiasts; Its aim is to present the unique engineering heritage of the collection in its historical, social, technological and educational background.
Here you can re-live the happy times of travelling on these knights of the road, experience the sights, sounds and smells of a past age, evocative of colourful liveries, elegant coachwork, fine leather and moquette upholstery. A wonderful day out with a difference – indefinably nostalgic for those who rode on them, as well as a world of fascination and wonder for the younger generations, many of whom have never even been on a bus!
In the museum you will find the greater part of our collection of historic Dutch buses. The exhibition area has many displays showing uniforms, tickets, timetables, guides and many more objects.
At the end of your tour you can spend some time in the Visitors Room where you can have a drink and grab a bite. For group visits we can offer a lunch buffet. The museum is a unique location for special occasions such as a private party, a reception or corporate function.
Would you like to celebrate that special event - a birthday or anniversary in style? We hire buses for special occasions. What a great experience to be driven in one of these gems by one of our helpful and skilled drivers. We also organise siteseeing tours in the northern part of the Netherlands.
You will find further details in the menu-item "Hire".