Tram Restaurant Hoftrammm is a moving The Hague tram (model GTL8-1, number 3035) which has been converted into a modern and elegant restaurant and which is fully equipped with all (restorative) amenities, including a professional kitchen and toilet.
On board this culinary tram, on a fixed route through the Centre of The Hague towards Scheveningen and back, a high-quality, 4-course dinner (including wine), is prepared and served. Booking in advance is necessary and may be done quite simply via clicking this link.
Once a dream, now a reality ....
Just a few months ago, Hoftrammm Tram restaurant was a "regular" tram with number 3035. However, as of May 2014, this culinary tram will ride through the streets of The Hague.
The creation of this unique restaurant originated in 2011. During a trip abroad Bobby van Galen, initiator and owner of Hoftrammm, came upon a similar concept. From then on, he has put much effort into realizing this special combination in The Hague; dining in a moving tram.
After approval of the The Hague municipality and the city’s public transport company (HTM), crowd funding for this project started in October 2013. Despite the enthusiasm of many parties, banks did not stand in line to financially back this unique plan. Crowd funding, via the platform “CrowdAboutNow”, turned out to be the solution. No fewer than 177 investors have placed their trust in this plan and have made an investment (click here for the "Wall of Fame").
The housing for the Tram Restaurant when Hoftrammm is not in use, is at the HTM’s depot in the Frans Halsstraat. In this historical depot, the The Hague museum for public transport (HOVM) is based. The museum tells the history of The Hague public transport. A special location with specific (historical) vehicles. An ideal location for keeping Tram restaurant Hoftrammm when not on the tracks.