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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nostalgia well delivered

Well above expectations the museum offers a wide range of historic exhibits and real insights into rail evolution showcasing trains artefacts both inside and across the stations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well above expectations the museum offers a wide range of historic exhibits and real insights into rail evolution showcasing trains artefacts both inside and across the stations platforms - interactive and absorbing - for a non Dutch visitor you loose a little in translation though there is a helpful English booklet but sometimes hard to tie to some of the... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very conveniently located within walking distance of the city centre, the Railway Museum has much to offer those who like railways, locomotives, etc., plus families with children. There is a modest but very interesting selection of locos, rolling stock and railway memorabilia both outside and under cover. In addition, there is a delightful 'world' outlining the arrival of steam in... More 

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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful museum is a very interactive place for children, parents and train lovers alike! The building has several funny and exciting experiences, with an absolute must-do: De Vuurproef. A fast, virtual train ride for everyone! There is a nice, but little bit boring restaurant at the museum for a drink and a snack. Don't forget the visit the old... More 

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Claygate, Surrey
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great collection of railway memorabilia: locomotives and rolling stock from the 1840s to the 1960s, models, interactive and muti-media displays, rides for small children, a theatre with regular railway related performances (in Dutch), two good cafés. One especially sobering exhibit is the two cattle trucks that transported Jews from Utrecht to the concentration camp at Sobibor. It... More 

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one of the most interesting museums in Utrecht, Children here enjoy a day in the Railway Museum and learn more about the old nice trains.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is more than a Museum but a small amusement park! I spent whole day in the Museum with my boyfriend. It was totally amazing! Everything (facilities, staff's hospitality, arrangement..)is more than I expected. If you come to Utrecht, don't ever miss Railway Museum! It's definitely worth every penny!

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Amersfoort
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We return to this museum every few years to see what changed. End o 2015 we went during the christmasholiday, when they had an ice rink and lots of activities and food stall. It was cute as ever. We had "stamppot" in a train!

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Thank IlonaAmersfoort
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Het Spoorwegmuseum is meant to be a museum on the Dutch Railway history, but it is certainly more than that. Not only are many historical and more recent trains on display but there is also lots of interactive things to do. On top of that seasonal activities are being offered, like during winter ice skating. Highly recommendable. NB Although the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The entry tickets are rather steep but this is a good attraction, similar to the York railway museum ( which is free!). The 3D train ride is amazing - proper virtual reality!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were there in december during "winterstation" theme, my boys like it very much lot's of activities and a nice day trip to visit this museum.By public transport easy acces, leave your car at home! After the museum visit you can walk through the city center which is a nice walk, Utrecht is a nice city and very lots of... More 

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