The Railway Museum is located in a former train station of the city of Utrecht, still in the center of town but a bit out of the true heart of the city. As a streetcar and railroad lover, I expected a rather amateuristic collection, but nothing was less true. This museum is being run really professionally. There are 5 permanent themed exhibits, from the one celebrating the pioneering work of the British who invented the locomotive, via the romantism of the great European rail connections (such as the "Orient Express") to a kind of cakewalk contraption that has something futuristic in it, but is mainly fun for the train-fans-in-spe. This year, the temporary exhibit was dedicated to "Trains during the war", in which an impressive collection of war machinery was exhibited, designed to roll into the battle (several exhibits never had to deliver this service, and were still brand new). You may reach the museum via a dedicated train delivering a shuttle service to Utrecht's Central Station. For me, it was an afternoon well spent!
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