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National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a great place with lots of History, education, attractions and service (with a smile)

See title. Today we had a birthday party with our sin and ten friends at Aviodrome. Besides the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2018Michelle
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Very interesting and super helpful staff

This is a great place to see a lot of the Dutch Aviation History. It's about 45 minutes drive from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
richster642018
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you have kids, this is a great place, though not cheap (Parking is an extra EUR 6) But you get to board some classic airliners like the 747, Constellation and DC-3.... photographers need a wide-angle lens to make the most of it!

1  Thank MalteseGlobeTrotter
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

There are some great old airplanes inside the exhibit buildings. Anthony Fokker built many famous early aircraft, and they have several replicas and even some originals on display. The outdoor exhibits have planes that visitors can climb in and on... great for kids. There is a complete reconstruction of the old Amsterdam airport building with displays inside as well... showing "how it used to be". There is a radio room that is often manned... and the kids can see what it was like to use the radio.

There is a little cafeteria there. It's only about an hour from Amsterdam, and it was easy for us to drive to from the Schiphol Airport. They did not take credit cards for admission or the little shop when we were there. It would make a good day outting from Amsterdam if you like aviation history.

2  Thank Mousetourstravels
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Lelystad Aviodrome Museum is not just aircraft in hangars (but they have some of those) for people to walk around but there are several that one can walk inside. The Russian designed An-2 is an early example and a Boeing 747 a latter example. This latter had a guide who was very familiar with the type so could give good answers to questions. If you want to see behind the soft furnishings of aircraft interiors then this is a must for you.
The museum is sited on an airfield so some walking is necessary to get to various buildings. One of the more unusual is the old terminal building of Amsterdam Aerodrome, carefully dismantled and re-built brick by brick in the location. A (living) reminder of air travel in the good old days – with porters, hand written departure boards and no security barriers. The Control tower is a little bare of most equipment and furnishings but there was a very interesting radio room to be visited. We were fortunate that the ‘radio hams’ manning the room during our visit spoke very good English so could easily explain radios then and now. (A whole rack of pre-war radios can now be replace by an app on a smartphone) It was difficult dragging my non-aircraft enthusiast wife away!
Very much smaller than Cosford or Duxford but well worth a visit if one is in the area. Closed on Mondays (school Hols excepted) Adults pay 16.50 Euro and Children 14. Typical good quality Dutch Lunch snacks are available in the café.

1  Thank Des H
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

For histrory on aviation this is the place to be.

The dutch had a significant part in history wen it comes to airline travel and aviation.
It will be hard for younger kids to understand all or keep there attention to all those boring air stuff.

So wen you go be sure you are intrested in planes and flight and history you can not do wrong then.

Thank Freddy E
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Went here with my family (mom, dad, daughter (20)), and we left after 30 min.
As the tittle suggests it's great for children, they have a huge play area right after the entrance, where you as parent can sit and have something to drink or eat. Furthermore, there are a lot of places where you can enter or touch the airplanes.
However, because of these child facilities it is horrible for people who are genuinely interested in aviation. You can barely get near the airplane, because of children who are constantly running over your feet or banning on the planes (in hopes of something happening?). Furthermore, as mentioned earlier you can't sit in the restaurant without going crazy from the sound of screaming children and/or children who run around your table. Additionally, it smells like a school canteen.

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