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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
030 2306206
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I really liked the old refurbished railway equipment for myself. The other attractions were actually kind of fun, too but are really meant for kids. They were really well done though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

go back into the past and see the giants of the railway story. nice plays for young and old. we had a great day with the kids. you must do the train ride simulation.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This museum caught our attention through all the nice stories we heard from friends. This year the museum won a price for the best attraction. It was definitely worth it!! The attraction was not only excited for kids but also for adults. The museum is located nearby the city centre of Utrecht. I would definitely recommend the museum when you... More

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Rouen, France
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This museum has been carefully designed and built at great expense. It lacks very much in english translation but alll the staff are very helpful. Children can learn a great deal through the scenarios you can walk through and a train ride circuit through a series of tableuxs which could be better. I went into one room and found a100... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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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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15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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8 reviews 8 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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171 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 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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