Exhibition 'F-16: 50 YEARS FAST FORWARD'

Did you see it? See the F-16 at your own pace

The exhibition F-16: 50 YEARS OF FAST FORWARD was on display in the museum until January 7, 2024 and will soon also be available virtually. Keep an eye on this page for more information about the virtual tour.

  • Find out everything there is to know about the F-16
  • Find out what it’s like to fly the F-16
  • Personal stories of pilots

And experience


The F-16 Fighting Falcon, the ultimate icon of the Royal Netherlands Air Force for nearly half a century. Over the years this fighter plane has made an indelible impression on loads of people. First and foremost on the men and women that worked on and around these jets, not to mention a vast number of members of the wider Dutch public.

  • The origins and the development of the F-16, the aircraft that has served our country through well over 50 years of operations.
  • Impressive technology and equipment.
  • Spectacular stories from F-16 pilots.

The exhibition


  • The F-16’s origins

  • Technology and equipment

  • Personal stories of pilots

  • Kids Mission from age 8

Find out what it’s like to fly the F-16

F-16 Xperience

At the heart of the Exhibition was a bona fide F-16, the J-248, surrounded by a large 40-metre length by 4-metre height movie screen.

  • Onto this mega screen a film is projected showing the viewpoint of the pilot.
  • Join him as he jets through narrow canyons and make dizzying loops above the sea.
  • Get as close as can be feeling the G forces as you break the sound barrier.

This exhibition was made possible by the Vfonds.