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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 230 6206
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toot toot...all aboard!

i am a great lover of trains so this museum is right up my ally. If you dont like trains and there... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2015
ingmar b
Davao City, Philippines
Well organized with interesting things for everyone

I picked the wrong day to visit the museum because then it was a Thomas the Engine day (or week... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2015
Tampere, Finland
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Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 230 6206
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Reviewed May 27, 2015

i am a great lover of trains so this museum is right up my ally. If you dont like trains and there history dont go here.

Thank ingmar b
Reviewed May 21, 2015

I picked the wrong day to visit the museum because then it was a Thomas the Engine day (or week rather). There were more toddlers than adults! I was on my own, you should go there with a kid. The displays and exhibitions were well...More

Thank pepics
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Go there when you're a fan of old trains of course! I went there with my grandson (almost 6 years old) on the celebration day of Thomas train and we had a lot of fun. But the best was the virtual reality experience!!! Don't go...More

1  Thank MaireRosa
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The railway museum is a very nice museum to visit with little children up to six. They have lots of old trains of course, like an old train from the royal family and 100 years old steam trains. You can even go there by an...More

1  Thank AvW12345
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Thousands of people with little boys visiting. little boys, aged 2 to 5 years love Thomas and friends. Several attractions are organized. Because the area is so big (old train station) it never gets crowded.Thomas train arrives from England. There is a wonderful musical playing...More

Thank TheoVacancier
Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I seriously do not get what the hype is about. This museum is a great way to occupy kids for a few hours, but it is all very juvenile and there is not much here at all for adults IMHO. Have seen much more fascinating...More

1  Thank pesti13
Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had an extremely great time at this museum. It is a lot more than just trains. The animated areas were excellent and all the people who were there to help were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was also great that they all spoke english very...More

Thank Marilyn O
Reviewed May 4, 2015

Loved the open spacious atmosphere of the museum. Plenty of exhibits to keep you occupied for at least half a day but if you're serious I'd suggest a full day required. They had a great simulator ride .... as good of this type as I've...More

1  Thank BrianW504286
Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a real gem of a museum. Set in a former railway station, it can be reached either by shuttle train from the main station once an hour or by a very nice walk from the station through the centre. The museum is well...More

Thank Charlesnfergus
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Loved it;lots to see and very interesting. Need a good couple of hours to look around thoroughly. Gives an excellent sense of history with some impressive exhibits.

Thank Matt T
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Arch T
Hoiw do I get there from the Utrech railway station? And how frequent is the Amsterdam-Utrech rail service? Thanks.
March 5, 2017|
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Response from suzannemiss | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for late reply. Unfortunately I was driven by my son who lives in Holland so am unsure of the train situation. I hope that you are able to find out and you can go to see this highly enjoyable place.
Could somebody tell me to what extent the interpretation etc is in English as well as Dutch? (I could even manage French, or possibly German - but not, I'm afraid, Dutch.)
October 23, 2015|
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Response from sonerbekir | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has said everything that needs to be said...but if you have English and German, Dutch should actually be not too hard to grasp. However, purely for cultural reasons, and a happy visit, use English when asking... More