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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 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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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Railway museum can appeal just to a certain type - stereotypically male - but this one is so much broader that there is something for everyone. The walkthrough stories (which multilingual headsets) are brilliant, the recreated rooms in the old station glorious, and there is so much else to walkthrough, climb on and even see chugging around on certain days.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You certainly do not have to be locomotivated to go here. This is wonderful museum connected to the Dutch mainlines so you can actually take the train there... We arrived by car and there is ample parking even for a long car (three bikes add about 3ft). The greeter was concerned about that so he suggested a different spot as... More

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Volgograd, Russia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This museum is a great place of interest for children, especially for boys under 10 years. This is actually an old railway station, so it is rather big. There are plenty of different types of trains, both old and modern. Your children will be able to have some fun there, as there is an attraction and they could also take... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The whole museum is full of trains. It has one of the biggest train collection in my opinion. There are a lot of things to do so you wouldn't feel bored.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,160 reviews 1,160 reviews
812 attraction reviews
1,121 helpful votes 1,121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife felt comfortable to deposit me at the Railway Museum,knowing there were boy-toys to keep me occupied. Without a doubt, it is the exclamation mark to Holland's biggest and best displays of all things locomotive. A plethora of vintage engines and cars, model railways, a ride for kids and a Disney-like re-creation of an industrial age mining village. Its... More

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Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
104 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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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