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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

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Address: Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030 2306206
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great attraction for kids

We had a great visit at the railway museum. The kids especially enjoyed the two rides - at the "monsters of steel" and "test of fire" areas, despite the waiting. Come early, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great visit at the railway museum. The kids especially enjoyed the two rides - at the "monsters of steel" and "test of fire" areas, despite the waiting. Come early, and you'll wait less...

Thank Erezul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: English speaking staff, friendly and informative. Wide range of trains to see and explore. One of the displays had English translation headphones. Cons: Limited English explanations. Like most Dutch attractions this one was also very uniformative for tourists in the dimension of written explanations about each display. The train ride which our kid really expected to go on did... More 

Thank Goony P
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Learned a lot about the history of trains and specifically in the Netherlands and Europe. There is every hour a play, good interaction with the public. Very enjoyable. There is also a virtual train ride. Really nice especially for the kids!

Thank Finch90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the winter station every year around Christmas. The museum itself is wonderful with its trains and rides, and during December it's even more cosy and lively with an ice skating rink, lovely workshops for kids and good food. The only downsides are, the workshops are a bit pricey and there's no consideration for allergies when it comes to... More 

Thank Joos v
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We we were kind of suprised, that they do not seem to have a clue about the bunches of people entering the museum. It was just awfully crowded. The trains and wagons are kept in good condition, due to very few options to get into one. The fun ride inside is not worth waiting an hour queuing. Sometimes they let... More 

Thank D. A
Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The railway museum is a very good place. When you walk at the museum you can see a lot of trains. At the museum there are six attractions. Two of the attractions ore for young children and the other attractions are for all of the family. I brought to the museum walking shoes, umbrella and a camera. The trip for... More 

Thank ronyvainrib
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High recommend for kids, my 3th grade loved it. And i had a wonderful time. Interesting and nice place, you will spend at least 1/2 of day o more there.

Thank Flor R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually, I was here last year but then I am not so much interested making such good comments on these lovely places Ive been. So as I remember, I had great time looking back from the old days of Dutch transportation until to its recent usage. Aside from that they also have a virtual reality tour and this is fascinating... More 

Thank Joana Marie D
Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are around Utrecht Central and have a day or half to spare, this museum deserves a visit. I bet children will be exhilarated and engaged for the whole day - there’s a small, toy-train ride, aplenty rail-related shows/sights etc. intended primarily for children. There is a restaurant that serves both warm and cold food which can suffice the... More 

Thank beingkinetic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is the collection of the Dutch Railway Museum great but the activities make it a wonderful museum for the whole family.

Thank Kapputschino

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