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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

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Address: Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030 2306206
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A real Oriental Express Train

We had a conference dinner at the Railway Museum, with a short guided tour. As it was night time, most of it was closed. The highlight was a beautiful Orient Express train laid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Blotzheim, France
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Blotzheim, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a conference dinner at the Railway Museum, with a short guided tour. As it was night time, most of it was closed. The highlight was a beautiful Orient Express train laid out plushly that we could only admire by peeping in from the windows. The museum was wonderfully lit up a night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautifully restored trains, tons to see if you like taking your time to enjoy the small details, the movie was a lot of fun! Very nice attraction for all ages and a great place to visit on a rainy day.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Actually a great museum to go visit with the kids. Good half-day out largely under-cover - so a great option if its raining and even if you're not a railway fanatic its' an enjoyable visit.

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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I though that this would be a couple of hours at best. I was wrong. I thought that something might be different when we got on a "Special Train" when we got to Utrecht Station. This was a moderate sized train and it was soon packed (one each hour). When we got out at the Maliebaanstation Station at the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good for children. Follow the route with its stations. There's a parking lot near the museum. Do not take the old train tour. It's boring and you don't see Utrecht.

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Ravensthorpe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I took the children I take care of here and they had so much fun and so did I. This museum is huge and there are so many activities to do. There is a small roller coster ride, a simulator ride and other small activities for kids to take part in.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Plenty of variety in the types of trains, used by Dutch Rail in the past. Many are able to be climbed on. Decent interactive displays for the kids and kids at heart. Well worth a visit.

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morecambe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This has to be one of the best kept secrets in NL There is an hourly train shuttle to it from Utrecht Centraal, with the last return train just before 5 pm. Allow at least 4 hours for this trip.

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Nancy, França
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went there with my nephew (3 years old) and he loved it! Really cool place to go with smart and interested kids.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On a wet day in Utrecht, the railway museum is a good venue for all the family and for all ages. There is a considerable but not extensive collection of locomotives and carriages including the Royal train. Certainly worth a look round for the nostalgia.

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