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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
030 2306206
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent one day in this attraction, with our 9 years old daughter. Although some of the spoken text was in Dutch, that we do not know at all, there was also frequent inscriptions in English. Our daughter loved the "Train simulator" - very entertaining -for enhanced fun, make sure you occupy the first spots in line were waiting to... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The managers of this museum have really put a lot of thought into attracting both young and old. They have combined the traditional displays of some very well preserved locomotives and rolling stock with theme park type attractions to foster the interest of the younger members of the family . A must if you are visiting Holland. Just to clarify... More

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Funchal, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went to the Spoorwegmuseum with my wife and kids. We all loved it. There was a plenty for all to do, to see and to learn. The kids specially left the museum with an will to learn about the Netherlands, and the places where all the traisn and carriages came from. They were obviously excited about the portuguese royal... More

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The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We come here about once a year - I can recommend the theme weekends for smaller children (Thomas and Chuggington). Came once in Xmas holidays - never again! Too busy. Come by car, public transport by train is a nightmare.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum is a must if you are in Utrecht. It's honestly a great attraction. We did not understand why certain things were only in Dutch. If you want a jump back in time you should definitely go to this one but please add more info in English!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This museum is so interesting and the items are Weel displayed, accessible and easily understood. Don't miss the audio guide tour through hanger number 1 which takes you back though time. Well presented and informative. In hangar number 2 you can go on a. Little ride which shows you the steel giants of the early 20th century. Not just for... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

we are not allowed to miss a visit to the spoorweg museum any tie we come to the netherlands. out kids (11,9 , 5,and 2) just love it . it has a variety of attractions from old trains to a small running train to the rather new attraction the train driving simulator - it's such fun also for grown ups... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An excellent mix of locomotives, rolling stock and Dutch railway memorabilia. What sets this museum apart though is the theme park style rides, for want of a better ride. The train ride simulator, the lift descent to England's North East and the ride through the locos were brilliant. The people that run York should come here for some tips.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As well as having a lot of Engines and coaches there are replicas of early trains. Most of these and the rail guage is properly identified as British know how. There are several attractions to go on. Our favourite was a train simulator that had you heading headon to trains, going over collapsing bridges and even into the future. There... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Large museum in and around a former railway station. Exhibition boasts a large amount of locomotives and railway carriages from past eras. There's a miniature railway for children, a small indoor roller coaster and the possibility to make a trip on a vintage train during the weekend.

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