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Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0484 77 50 90
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This model train and mini city display offer a pleasant way to spend a...
This model train and mini city display offer a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Grab lunch at the cafeteria.
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No longer open. :( We walked around for ages in the rain hoping to find some mini trains to spot. We brought 2B pencils, note pads, and capri suns, hoping to spot a few trains. No... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

No longer open. :( We walked around for ages in the rain hoping to find some mini trains to spot. We brought 2B pencils, note pads, and capri suns, hoping to spot a few trains. No longer in business.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This bar is now permanently closed, with another replacing it. No railway unfortunately. We spent ages looking, and was advised by a lady with very large breasts in the new bar that it closed aprox 9 months ago.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We really wanted to visit Rail City and followed instructions from one of the comments here on TripAdvisor, but could not find the cafe! We kindly suggest to the owners to help people visit them ;) If the cafe is still open?!

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pescara
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I give it 4 stars just because it is an unusual cafe which hosts a mini display of a city with several rails onto which one train passes along (if you press the buttons). It would be much nicer and entertaining if trains were 3 or 4 running around at all times, rather than ONLY when pressing buttons!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Then this is the place to visit, although not the easiest place to find. A large detailed layout but unfortunately not many trains operating. Might have given it a higher score had the TGV been running. Beer was good and reasonably priced.

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DEVON
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

One long wall of this establishment is taken up with a diorama, of railway tracks running through the countryside and various stations. And something is moving all the time although the hi-speed model never did. The trains are mini in size. There is no information about them or their model size. Adult or child you have to be an enthusiast... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you like model trains and a drink, maybe this is the place to visit. Bar and one of the largest automated model railways available. Further work has been done on this since the last visit.

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Cleckheaton
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54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had great difficulty finding this cafe. It is opposite the Church of our lady, Mariastraat, through the archway into the Picasso exhibition but carry straight on into a covered shopping area, the cafe is on the left. On entering you are in a small bar/cafe but on the right is a fantastic 00 guage model railway which the cafe... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Popped here for a drink as my boyfriend is a fan of trains. We were blown away by the intricacy that has been used to create such a fantastic model railway. The drinks were very reasonably priced and a wide choice. Was lovely to see a range of ages enjoy a group of people's passion in creating a model railway.... More 

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Kent, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

A great business idea - a 15m HO model railway with elevated bench seating in parallel where you can enjoy a beer or two. It's nearly complete - just a bit of work still to do at the one end. And the beer is very reasonably priced.

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