Houweling Telecom Museum, Rotterdam

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#18 of 25 in Museums in Rotterdam
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  • A beautiful old building in Rotterdam Noord that contains an old telephone switchboard. Passionate guides like old PTT er and KPN there tell Joop and Hans animated about the construction and blossoming of the telephony of the pre-war Siemens power station up and down, to the post-war Ericsson central turning and inward. Also the cable cellar with some more active copper bundles and the new fibre optic cable are worth the visit. That you used to be with 14 and 24 the Loo and the little Loo could call treason and turntable phone in the museum. Very worthwhile to visit that Telecom Museum.
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  • The museum is located in an old telephone exchange, what is the best location for a museum that especially about telephony. The tour goes through the basement where the cables to come in to the different rooms in which lots of things to see, a PTT shop with all of its tools to a complete working demonstration model of a telephone exchange from the 1920s. The enthusiastic guides know about anything much to tell.
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  • Almost too much to see! But the tour guides are very involved and charming
  • It's a labour of love. Volunteer telecom veterans preserve telecommunication history in this small museum. We got an hour long tour of over 100 years of telco history, complete with demonstrations of original equipment by our very knowledgeable guide Hans. This is a must-see for technology enthusiasts. It's free, but make sure to leave a generous donation.
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