The most exclusive experience we offer you is the Orient Dining Express.

Step on board the steam train from Maldegem to Eeklo and the myth of the luxurious European express trains comes to life.

Enjoy a culinary trip through the region in a carriage of the Orient Express or in a first class seat with an interior of Henry Van der Velde.

Orient Dining Express


Info & tickets (NL)

Book your seats by clicking on the button ‘Info & tickets’ mentioned under the event of your choice. Over there, you will find more information regarding that specific event, like the menu, the price and the hour of departure. You can also find the date on which the online sale of the tickets starts.

Attention: since we have limited seats and the demand is really high, we recommend booking on the date the online sales opens!

Online booking and payment is required.

Are you looking for the perfect setting for your business lunch, a birthday party, a wedding, a celebration among friends or another occasion?

Why not rent your own Orient Dining Express… We can organize a tailor-made arrangement so that you will have a experience you will never forget!

Not only our unique historical carriage, but also the whole setting of Steam Train Maldegem-Eeklo can be used for big scaled occasions.

Book you own private Orient Dining Express

A tailor-made arrangement to give you a unique experience

When you are looking for a place to stay the night, we recommend Cleythil Hotel in Maldegem, only a few kilometers away from the railway station of Maldegem. Enjoy the view and the silence of the surrounding fields and forests seen from your spacious and comfortable room.

For more information: visit the website of the Cleythil Hotel.

The events with the Orient Dining Express are organised by Steam Train Maldegem-Eeklo to support their activities so that they can restore and maintain the entire collection. The whole organisation of these events are possible thanks to the help of our volunteers.

On board of the Orient Dining Express you will travel back in time to the sixties and seventies, when these restaurant trains of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (the international company of sleeping trains) used the international connections on the daily.

The chef, the employees of the caterer and our volunteers work together to give you an unforgettable experience.

Since we only have 12 tables available per carriage (a total of 24 tables), booking in advance is not possible. We think that every visitor has to right to be treated in the same way.

If you want to celebrate with a bigger group – with family, friends or colleagues –  you can also rent your own exclusive Orient Dining Express (minimum of 20 people).

Both the departure and the arrival is the railway station of Maldegem; at the official address of Steam Train Maldegem-Eeklo : stationsplein 8, 9990 Maldegem. There is enough parking space in the surrounding streets.

Unless mentioned otherwise on the page of the specific event* the following things are included in the price:

  • The complete menu
  • All mentioned drinks
  • Ticket for the train ride
  • A contribution to our association

* Prices may differ due to changes or errors. Consult the specific page of the event of your choice. 

During the train ride itself, our equipment on board is very limited. That’s why we are not able to provide an alternative on the day of the event. We kindly ask you to let us know in advance.

Due to the historical setting in our trains, we are not able to offer facilities for nurturing young children. Because of the limited space to pass by the door or in the hallways, it is not possible to get on board with a wheelchair or a baby wagon.

We love pets and they are welcome in our regular steam and diesel trains, but not on the Orient Dining Express because of the unique and fragile interior.


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