JAN RODRIGO, TRANS EUROP EXPRESS, 1957

The end of the nineteenth century saw the appearance of the first of many beautifully illustrated railway posters, designed to seduce people into taking the train. People from neighbouring countries were drawn into ‘Holland’ by attractive posters promising them windmills, tulip fields and girls in traditional dress. On the later, more modern, posters these typical Dutch scenes made way for ‘locals’. This exhibition was compiled by keen collector of posters and publicist Arjan den Boer. The posters come from the Railway Museum’s own collection, the personal collection of the compiler and several Dutch and foreign museums and archives. Some of them have never been een before, others have been recovered from drawers in the depot.

The Railway Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h till 17h. This exhibition runs until 5 September.

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