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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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toot toot...all aboard!

i am a great lover of trains so this museum is right up my ally. If you dont like trains and there history dont go here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ingmar b
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Davao City, Philippines
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Davao City, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

i am a great lover of trains so this museum is right up my ally. If you dont like trains and there history dont go here.

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Tampere, Finland
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I picked the wrong day to visit the museum because then it was a Thomas the Engine day (or week rather). There were more toddlers than adults! I was on my own, you should go there with a kid. The displays and exhibitions were well arranged, you could visit the place in any weather and still enjoy or visit. The... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Go there when you're a fan of old trains of course! I went there with my grandson (almost 6 years old) on the celebration day of Thomas train and we had a lot of fun. But the best was the virtual reality experience!!! Don't go there on a holiday cause it's very crowded.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The railway museum is a very nice museum to visit with little children up to six. They have lots of old trains of course, like an old train from the royal family and 100 years old steam trains. You can even go there by an old steam train from Utrecht Central Station. The toilets are all in classic first class... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Thousands of people with little boys visiting. little boys, aged 2 to 5 years love Thomas and friends. Several attractions are organized. Because the area is so big (old train station) it never gets crowded.Thomas train arrives from England. There is a wonderful musical playing every hour. Continuous cinema with the latest Thomas movies.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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108 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I seriously do not get what the hype is about. This museum is a great way to occupy kids for a few hours, but it is all very juvenile and there is not much here at all for adults IMHO. Have seen much more fascinating museums of railway/transport in other parts of the world. We felt like it was a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had an extremely great time at this museum. It is a lot more than just trains. The animated areas were excellent and all the people who were there to help were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was also great that they all spoke english very well.

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Burnie, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Loved the open spacious atmosphere of the museum. Plenty of exhibits to keep you occupied for at least half a day but if you're serious I'd suggest a full day required. They had a great simulator ride .... as good of this type as I've been on but ...... all the dialogue was in Dutch which being Australian & requiring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a real gem of a museum. Set in a former railway station, it can be reached either by shuttle train from the main station once an hour or by a very nice walk from the station through the centre. The museum is well laid out and very comprehensible even to someone who does not speak dutch. Interesting was... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved it;lots to see and very interesting. Need a good couple of hours to look around thoroughly. Gives an excellent sense of history with some impressive exhibits.

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