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“Great day out for kids”

National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Lelystad
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a lovely day at Lelystad air Museum, looking through our holiday photos(sorry for delay) reminded me how good a day out it was.We were staying at Beekse Bergen Safaripark nr Tilberg given free in package, A long drive but worth the trip great day Grand kids enjoyed it .

Thank teejay11
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

The fee for this museum is €20-40. Quite expensive. There are lots of old planes from the WWII and old KLM planes. Not bad.

2  Thank 792adamt
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was invited to join a party with family at the Aviodrome and I have to say it was a great experience and full of the history of flight and airlines.
The movie" I love to Fly" was great and I would really like to recommend that is you are in the Netherlands and look for something to do go and see this place. They have also a Boeing 747-200 which you can get into and look around it.
The do provide guided tours if needed.
Enjoy this attraction

1  Thank splinter49
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

The museum gives a great overview of Dutch aviation history as long as you speak Dutch. It would have improved our experience if some translation had been available - just printed sheets perhaps.

Our biggest mistake was taking our 2-year old, closely followed by going on Ascenscion Day (Hemelvaartsdag) which is a big holiday with all the schools closed so the place was full to bursting with queues everywhere. There aren't enough toilets or catering facilities for such a busy day (the cafe in the quieter "historic" terminal wasn't open which didn't help). There were queues for everything and lots of kids elbowing smaller children aside to get where they want to go.

There are good facilities for older kids (5+ maybe) but all the play areas are aimed at school age, for instance there is an impressive soft play area in the entrance hall with 2 sections labelled age 4-8 & 5-11. A toddler might have managed the smaller one if it had been quiet but not on a busy day - he would have been crushed underfoot or knocked flying. That said, there are a lot of plants where you can go inside to look and quite a few part planes where anyone can sit on the cockpit and play with the buttons, so again on a quieter day it would have had enough. There are several amusements outside (pedal planes which looked great for any child with legs long enough - probably age 6+, a flight simulator, a playground and some smaller hand-pedalled vehicles which looked to be free, probably suitable from age 3 or 4)

In British style you exit through the shop (another problem for toddlers!).

It's well worth walking over to the further flung hangars, we loved the 1920s Schipol terminal.Although the officers mess is shown on the map, it was shut so you could only per through windows.

Although there is a lot of interesting stuff there I would only recommend it to non Dutch speakers if they are particularly interested in aviation & already have enough knowledge to make sense of the displays, or if they have school aged kids. At 40 euros (once you include parking) for 2 adults I expected better.

Thank slbhill
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you are considering a trip to the museum try the restaurant with the elevated terrace overlooking the runway and pan. Great food and service with an amazing view of the runway and refuelling point. The interior is full of interesting aircraft images, models and other aviation items of interest.

Business lunch, a great club sandwich and cold beer. Watching light aircraft and rotary movements but the big plus for me was the Catalina towed to the refuel point directly in front of the large windows. Have only seen one flying. This was in immaculate condition and guess being prepped for flight. Unfortunately no time available to watch it depart.

Can't comment on the museum content but can certainly recommend the nearby restaurant!!

3  Thank David T
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