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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

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

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Great for Kids of all ages

My husband has loved trains since he was small and although we are now retired, this is a great museum. It is covered by the Netherland's Museum Pass which is a truly great deal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has loved trains since he was small and although we are now retired, this is a great museum. It is covered by the Netherland's Museum Pass which is a truly great deal if you are in the country for any time and want to spend time at a variety of museums. We were there in August so kids... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small children might find the ghost train ride a bit frightening but there are loads of other things to play on to compensate this. Strangely for Geordies there is also a trip to Georgian Newcastle included. This is a really interesting place and not a domain for train spotters in their anoraks.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with my husband and had so much fun. They really put effort into it not being just a simple or boring train museum. They had interactive exhibitions and small train rides etc. And easy information about the trains in English.

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Thank HeleneKjaer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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...

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Thank Erezul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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.

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