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Roll up, roll up folks! Come and see a lampshade made out of magazines. A bag from train upholstery. An art object built from 1325 used coffee cups. From 11-13 December the NS Lost & Found Recycle Studio travels through the country as a travelling atelier, designstore and exhibition space. The cabinet of curiosities, with the strangest objects found over the years, also has a place on board.

Every year around 88.000 items are found in the cabins. Almost 50% of all stuff is being returned to the owner. The rest stays behind. NS makes sure these products don't get a one-way ticket. Because of this, your mittens can end up in a giant snuffed animal. Designer Meike Sier and her colleagues already made 100 new creations from lost & found items.

In the NS Lost & Found Studio you can also use the sewing machine yourself. During DIY workshops you can turn your own found trash into new treasures. The mail coach also has a store inside where products that are made from NS-materials are for sale. Buy a bird house built from a yellow information billboard. The next stop for house sparrows! All the project's proceeds go to 'Natuurmonumenten'.

The traveling studio also brings, like last year, a curiosity cabinet. Over there, you can admire the weirdest collection of leftovers. For example: a communion dress from the fifties. And the keys that belong to a car where Top Gear fans would die for… You'll see it all at this mini museum!

Yep. NS is always on the way to the next destination.

Visit the NS Lost & Found Recycle Studio during the following days and hours. They will take you places.

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 from 09:30 - 16:00 at Haarlem central station - platform 1
  • Friday, 12 December 2014 from 09:30 - 16:00 at 's-Hertogenbosch central station - platform 1
  • Saturday, 13 December 2014 from 09:30 - 16:00 at Maastricht central station - platform 2