until 30 January

Expositie ‘Automobiles Extraordinaires’

Experience the French car revolution from around 1900

From 1870 the automobile made its appearance in society. These motorized "horseless" carriages caused a large increase in traffic. In Germany, the cradle of the petrol car, people were reluctant. And in England they even wanted to ban the automobiles under political pressure. In France, the automobile was embraced. The well-known and reliable steam engines were used as propulsion in the early days. Pioneers in this were Amédée Bollée and later De Dion-Bouton & Trépardoux and Serpollet. In 1873, the former took 14 hours to get from Paris to Le Mans in a 12-seater steam carriage. During the Automobiles extraordinaires exhibition from December 2, 2021 to January 30, 2022, the 7 most iconic French automobiles from the Belle Époque can be admired in the Louwman Museum.


  • daily until January 30th, 2022from 10:00 to 15:00


  • Adults€17.50
  • Children€7.50
  • Children€9.50
  • Groups€16.00
  • CJP (Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort)€14.00
  • €12.50
  • Payment options: PIN, Online