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Flanders Toy Museum (Speelgoedmuseum)

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Address: Nekkerspoelstraat 21, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 0 1555 70175
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a...
This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a don’t-miss treat for kids. With ongoing activities and rotating collections and exhibitions, it’s a great place for the youngsters to blow off steam while checking out toys and games in a foreign land.
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Really an abundant offer of precious toys !

The museum offers a voyage trough the history of toys during the last centuries. Especially the collection of dolls is really precious and overwhelming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Jan V
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum offers a voyage trough the history of toys during the last centuries. Especially the collection of dolls is really precious and overwhelming.

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Mechelen
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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

i visited it with my grandchildren from 3 and 5 years old.. They were absolutely crazy about it. It's not only about looking at nice toys, it is also actively playing. The only comparable place I even visited was in Nuerenberg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We did this museum because we cancelled our Paris trip due to rainy weather. My kids ate 5yr grl and 16 month boy. That had so much fun!!!!! We did this at the end of our 12 days Italy and Switzerland vacation. Lots of collection of toys. Building is bit old but has a museum feel. We met the founder... More 

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Belgium
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Haven't visited this place in ages, but remember liking it very much as a child :) Perfect for a cold winter afternoon!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very funny to suddenly remember lots of stuf from childhood, just by seeing your childhood toys. Only not topped off with the more recent toys, which we found a pitty.

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Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The museum is located somewhat outside the center, there is plenty of (free) parking nearby. The building is rather outdated and many of the exhibits could use a refurbishment. It has the history of toys mostly in displays. Some of the displays had a gauze window, which made it difficult to see the actual toys, especially from kids level. In... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

While visiting the town of Mechelen, we took some time to visit the toy museum, located at the outscirts of Mechelen. Absoloutely worthwhile, toys from many generations back, for us it was a trip down memory lane.

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Assenede
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

great museum with children, and a trip down memory lane for adults. A 15 minute walk from the centre

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

They claim to be Europe's biggest toy museum, which may well be true - there are 3 stories of displays, the coloured signs directing you around the museum are (like all signposting in Belgium) more confusing than helpful, but you'll soon find what you're interested in, from dolls to construction sets. The descriptions in the display cases are almost exclusively... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had a three year old to entertain he loved it something for all ages to do. Lots to play with and see

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