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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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Almere, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went with two boys of 25 and we all liked it very much. The real old station building with restaurant and toilets in old style and many old trains bring you back in the time. It is also funny to sit in the attractions (old train and simulator) and to visit the theatre. You can also park there for... More

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UK
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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Happened to be here the morning of a steam event so was fortunate to see some fine steam engines in use. Advisable to check the website for the different events they have on to make the most of your visit. There is a lot to see apart from the interesting collection of railway stock. The rides are excellent and all... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is an interesting attraction for transport fans. Not being particularly interested in trains, I was slightly sceptical about going but I was persuaded to go by some friends who I was travelling with (to a truck show!) and was pleasantly surprised. There's a lot to see and a great variety of very old and more modern trains and rolling... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had some free time while in Utrecht and our host recommended the Railway Museum. Lots to see and do. My wife was not sure if this was her "cup of tea" but found lots to occupy her interest. If you love trains this is a must. A great place to take the kids.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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460 reviews 460 reviews
164 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I am interested in railways and I am a B.Eng, so there are two reasons for me to visit the Railway museum. However, the powers that be overseeing the museum have made the Railway Museum also very attractive to families with children. The Railway Museum is situated in the Utrecht Maliebaan station; this use of this station in the Dutch... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very well done, good for kids who like trains (and grown ups too). Particularly impressed with the baggage area!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great to visit with kids in all ages. We have visited the Railway museum with our 4 year old already numerous times. We visit about 4 times a year, we live 10 minutes away on bike. It huge so the kids can run a bit. They have numerous atractions that kids get the feeling they are actually driving a train.... More

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Bucharest
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3 helpful votes 3 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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