To Naarden by steam tram

From 1882 until World War II, the Gooische steam tram ran from Bussum to the Grote Kerk in Naarden, taking the audience to the St Matthew Passion.

This steam tram came into service on 17 December 1880, to provide a better connection between Watergraafsmeer in Amsterdam and the villages in the Gooi area. The tram, which was named ‘The Gooische Murderer’ because of all its accidents costing over a hundred lives, stopped right outside the entrance of the Grote Kerk.

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The Gooische steam tram stopping in front of the entrance of the Grote Kerk in Naarden.