DAF Museum, Eindhoven

DAF Museum, Eindhoven (must see)

DAF Museum is an automotive museum and national monument. It pays homage to DAF or Van Doorne's Automotive Factory, founded by two brothers, Hubert Jozef and Willem van Doorne. It is one of only two certified automotive museums in the Netherlands.

The museum building was constructed in 1884 as a steam beer brewery called De Valk. It was the largest brewery in Eindhoven at the time it was built. Later, the building housed a company that made ice bars for cooling beer. Once the company closed, the DAF museum was established.

The museum exhibits DAF vehicles, including prototypes for some cars that were never produced. There are numerous sports cars, vans, buses, army trucks, and fire engines. The museum hosts a tow truck and a concrete mixer.

The museum also offers a history of the DAF passenger car and the company itself. The Paccar Wing displays engines developed to meet new environmental standards. Rotating exhibits are showcased in the Paccar Wing. These change about once per year.

The Trucknasium teaches children about vehicles, road safety, and the environment with interactive exhibits. Older children can even take classes on traffic safety or learn about how automobiles are designed and manufactured.

The Forge shows a reproduction of the first DAF workshop. The Hans Staal Halls of History gives patrons a tour of the company's impact on history. There is also a components gallery and a showcase of DAF miniatures and trinkets.

The DAF Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

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Sight Name: DAF Museum
Sight Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands (See walking tours in Eindhoven)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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