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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

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Very interesting museum

This is a substantial train museum in Utrecht, Netherlands. It's well laid out and has many thinks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for repeated visits

We go here about once every year, always good for solid 3 hours visit time with the kids. Museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 230 6206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a substantial train museum in Utrecht, Netherlands. It's well laid out and has many thinks to see/do for all the family including steam days; rides; attractions; a theatre (sort of pantomime style play); interactive tasks etc. Has some excellent cafes too! Well worth...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the museum as part of a conference in one of the available rooms. After the conference there was time to explore the museum. It was lovely to see all the trains but there was not a whole lot information available. The large trains...More

Thank stephanie191919
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go here about once every year, always good for solid 3 hours visit time with the kids. Museum exhibits, practical science based activities, outdoor rock based play area, even a railway simulator based ride. Staff very friendly. At Christmas time they always create a...More

Thank AJHidell73
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our Friends who have two young boys invited us for a Day out to Amsterdam. I told them we'd love a day out with you and the Kid's but I really can't be doing with Amsterdam, sounds selfish I know but I really don't like...More

Thank xinmichael
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located on the outskirts of Utrecht, in the former railway station of the city. The museum is intended for children but also interesting for adults. The museum has an impressive selection of locomotives, wagons, and accessories. To some of the reconstructed trains,...More

Thank AmirFDM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely worth going both for young and old. We Went years ago with our kids, now with grandchildren. The renovation is a big upgrade. It is a must see, even if you're not a Railway fan.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly this museum offers active lures: from the virtual 3D simulator to the mini traintrek (running from 1200 to 15:30). It is also actually interesting how it is designed, explaining the history of Ducth railway system, locomotives, etc. Don't forget to perform the audio walking...More

Thank darkerjoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thoroughly enjoyable visit. We walked along the canals to get there and were impressed by the reception we received. A booklet with details of the locomotive exhibits on show. There is a theatre, 'ghost train', a virtual train ride (video showing whilst sat in...More

Thank FredMadrid67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we got a map and could travel from one station to the other. Its a pity the show was in dutch so we could not understand a word. also we had long lines for some of the attractions, but we enjoyed the journey after all....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i really enjoy trains and found Utrecht’s railway museum very well laid out. From the memorial in front of the station to the kiddy play area, the techlab to the train yard, you are immersed in train history. Even my teens really...More

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July 26, 2018|
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Response from Steffani W | Reviewed this property |
No. But it is cooler and has air flow. There is an outside piece and some water fun for kids.
November 8, 2017|
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Response from tripops | Reviewed this property |
As above children under 4 yrs go free, except for some special rides. You can check out their website in English also.
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March 5, 2017|
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Response from Robin V |
(and of corse you can take a 15/20min walk thru the city center of utrecht, signs to directing the museum can be found everywhere)
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