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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

Maliebaanstation, Utrecht 3581 XW, The Netherlands
030 2306206
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Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Nottinghamshire
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178 reviews 178 reviews
98 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here as part of a tour group and was given two hours to explore the museum. Not enough will be back again. A unique way of telling the train story. A mix of rides, walk through experiences and traditional displays of loos. I had to ride the steam ride four times, thank you to the staff for letting me... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Very child oriented - more of a train theme park than a museum though. Having said that, the ghost train ride was more fun than I'd expected. A few interesting exhibits such as the royal train and the post train, and a few good videos on rail events and travel from the past. Was a bit disappointed to find that... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Railway Museum is a gem of a museum. It's wonderfull to see how kids, even if they've never been on a train, are immediately attracted to the venerate old machines. They thought up lovely ways to amuse the children. Staff is very friendly indeed. If you visit Utrecht, one of the most beautifull towns in The Netherlands, with your... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

An interesting museum that has things for non railway fans too. Much smaller than the York railway museum but better displays.

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Weeze, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a museum for everybody! Don't expect the standard endless row of engines and rolling material. There is enough of this for the enthousiasts but the museum is also trying to go back in time and give the visitors an idea about travelling in the past. Don't miss the "vuurproef"!

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Haifa, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

father and 8 year old train fan rated this their top museum. beautiful structure, fun experience, not enough English explanations but not a deal breaker.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A great place to visit specially with children. This isn't just a museum, it's an experience incl. hands on and some attractions. You definately needs a couple of hours for this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Never thought that a railway museum could be so much fun, it really blew me away. A great place for kids, there is even a special train from Utrecht Centraal that goes directly into the museum!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We are great fans of the railway museum and frequent visitors. There really is something for everyone. Children love looking at the little films through the old pieces of luggage, whilst adults admire some of the trains on display, including the royal carriages. Even the toilets are impressive, as they used to be part of the royal waiting room. There... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Interesting place to visit with family and children. You can get some history lesson as wel - many old and not very old trains. There are a few shows and attractions.

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