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Rail City

Mariastraat 38, Bruges, Belgium
0484 77 50 90
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Ranked #23 of 48 attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This model train and mini city display offer a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Grab lunch at the cafeteria.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I've visited this place twice now and planning a return visit in May this year. We found it by accident three years ago and loved it. It's a 'work in progress' railway layout and the guy who owns it appears to be funding it from his cafeteria or with a charge for those not eating or drinking something. We have... More

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Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

A magical experience, found by chance & revisited whilst in Brugge. As adults that have never really been interested in model railways we were still fascinated & so if you have an interest then it's a must. We had beers on our first visit & hot drinks on our second all good & served quickly.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This place was awesome. The model train setup was fantastic and could sit there and watch it for hours. I did have a coffee and it wasn't the best. However there is a bar.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a large model railway in a bar. Bar - was ok similar to many others in bruges, beer was excellenet, small selection of draft but plenty of bottles. Some food was served and there was a coffe option. The model railway itself is wonderful and you could spend hours looking at it, it even impressed my wife. My... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a great little attraction for the little boy in all of us who wanted a decent train set! A lot of work and love has gone into to this and there is some humour in the models. It has a bar/cafe which is why we came in here while our wives spent a time in the Flowers exhibition... More

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