The theme of the ride revolves around the many works that are being done on the railroad. The ride special elements such as turntables and a freefall. The ride features several genuine steam engines in its scenes, including "De Beul", which is the largest locomotive ever used by the Dutch national railways.
"Stalen Monsters" is Dutch for "Steel Monsters".
In 2005 the Spoorwegmuseum opened the doors of its new building featuring multiple heavily themed worlds. Among them is a walkthrough experience about the first steam driven train and the dark ride called "Stalen Monsters". Stalen Monsters is the first and only darkride make by Dutch manufactured KumbaK and was built in cooperation with Imtech.
The ride was closed during November 2020 for a revision. The ride system received major maintenance work and scenes got upgraded with new show techniques and elements, created by Lagotronics Projects. Moreover, the storyline of the queue line changed. Initially, the queue showed the attic of grandpa Harry Gommers, who created a personal museum of items he collected during his working years at the railroad. The story was changed into a tribute to all people working at the railroad, taking out grandpa Gommers and replacing the animatronics by a digital quiz. The new version of the ride opened on December 8th, 2020.
Ride duration3 minutes
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)4 seats