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National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)

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National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)

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Pelikaanweg 50, 8218 PG Lelystad The Netherlands
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This is a 6-hour private tour and will bring you to Lelystad. Your chauffeur is all the time at your service, either you want to go back to your accommodation or want to see more of the Netherlands.<br><br>Your chauffeur brings you from your pick up location to Lelystad. Lelystad is situated 65 km from Amsterdam and 80 km from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The travel time is around 45 a 60 minutes. <br><br>• Private Travel &amp; Tours (Transport from location to location)<br>• Private Travel &amp; Guided Tours (Transport location to location, with a private tour guide)<br>• Taste of Holland (Dutch drinks and snacks) <br><br> What are the extras? <br><br>Private tour guide (if you have selected this extra, you will have a tour that starts from your pick up location with a private guide). (extras)<br>Taste of Holland (if you have selected this extra, you will receive Dutch drinks and treat such as stroopwafels, snacks, beer or/and wine).(extras)
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Glenn F wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota2 contributions
My adult son and I visited this aviation museum just recently. Spent the afternoon there. Was very enjoyable and well worth a visit. It is not far from Amsterdam. They have many old planes to see, along with written history about the plane and the era. Included is a section dealing with the Wright Brothers, along with a large model of that first Flyer. Also, a lot of real size planes from the 1920s and onward. Toward the end of the museum walk-through is a real TWA Super Constellation, where you can walk into it and see the size of it. I personally was a passenger on one of these, over to Europe, in 1959, as a college student. Flew from what was then LaGuardia (now JFK), on to Gander New Foundland, for refueling, then to Shannon, Ireland, for more fuel, then landing in Paris. Brought back a lot of memories. KLM also had this plane in their fleet. Part of the museum deals with KLM and its history. KLM is celebrating its 100th year of operation. They also have, at the end, a full-sized 747 which you can see and walk through. All in all, I would definitely recommmend this museum, especially if you enjoy aviation.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BJØRN Holthe Andersen wrote a review Nov 2019
Lillestrom, Norway32 contributions2 helpful votes
Aviodrome is situated at Lelystad airport, about 60 km northeast of Schipol airport. You can reach it by train and bus, and of course with car. The museum is well organised and have one big hall, one hangar and a reconstructed terminal. You can follow the aviation of Nederland from the very beginning, focusing on the Fokker Aircraft Company and the KLM Airline Company. Outside, between the buildings, there are placed several interesting planes, among them a restored DC-4 and a huge Jumbo jet, of which you can climb into and have a look inside. In the Hangar 2 you find the very rare DC-2, the predecessor of the famous DC-3, which is exhibited as well (in the hall). You MUST see and go inside the expedition building, which is a replica of the terminal at Schipol from 1928. Very exact rebuilt with all facilities from that period of time. Really, really nice! The Aviodrome is highly recommended, you can even bring your kids and let them play outside or try a simulator inside.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Noah R wrote a review Oct 2019
Afandou, Greece16 contributions7 helpful votes
The inside exhibition is okay. Enough to see and enough to learn. I was really looking forward to seeing the B747, as I think it’s the most beautiful plane built to date. I was frustrated to see it’s not taken care of at all. The interior and exterior are dirty and neglected. The landing gear is full of moss, the tail is rusted... It’s your top piece, at least make it look decent... The food was bad. The only thing left in the restaurant was apple pie. It was lunchtime, 2PM, but there was nothing left in the cantina. Very unfriendly staff there too... It was interesting but I would not go again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Gray492 wrote a review Aug 2019
Fort Worth, Texas181 contributions54 helpful votes
Had the opportunity to visit here for a couple of hours and while it is not a Duxford or an RAF Henden, it still had a lot to offer. Unfortunately, as stated previously, there is extensive remodeling underway so large sections are closed or inaccessible. On the positive side, this involves only side exhibits and all of the static display aircraft were still available. The entry desk staff did offer a complimentary free visit later in the year but that was not an option for me. The indoor section of the museum is huge and does a really nice job describing the Dutch aviation experience with generous reference to Anthony Fokker and KLM. There is a beautiful Lockheed Constellation inside and a Boeing 747 outside, both of them accessible for touring. Most of the signage is in Dutch of course so you do not get the full story from the displays. Parking is behind a lift gate where you have to take a ticket to get into the lot. On my out I asked if there is a parking fee and discovered the fee was €6. Took my freshly stamped ticket out to the parking lot, got in the car, approached the gate and offered the machine my ticket. It made some noise and spit my ticket back out but the gate refused to open. The machine was flashing a message at me that I could not understand, something like ‘barcode boven’, so I turned the ticket around and offered the opposite end. Again, no response except the flashing message. Hmmm. Backed the car around and pulled out the old Google translator and then sheepishly turned the ticket over so the barcode was on top. Finally freed form parking prison I went on my way. Museum has a lot to offer and is worth a visit. Might want to find out when the remodeling effort will be complete.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Latics9 wrote a review Aug 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom37 contributions21 helpful votes
We went with two children aged 2 and 5 who loved it almost as much as their aircraft mad dad! The staff were really friendly and helpful plus spoke good English...better than my Dutch anyway. It was great to be able to get inside some of the aircraft and this kept the kids entertained. The outdoor play areas are brilliant. British museums could learn a lot from.a place like this on how to be more interactive, especially with youngsters. Top work!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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