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“Marvellous experience for children”

Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Ranked #3 of 106 things to do in Utrecht
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Marvellous experience for children”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

It is just a marvellous place to visit with children. Beside the very old and very new trains there is a lot to do for children even for the very young. Our toddler of 2 was very happy there climbingf and seeing all the trains and making the "Vuurproef (Proof of Fire)". We where there in the "Wintermuseum" weeks and they had an ice skating ring and someone was making ice sculptures. If you want your children to have the complete experience start with taking the train from Utrecht Central Station to the Mqaliebaan Station, which is the Train Museum. This train goes once every hour, so check the schedule ahead.

Visited December 2013
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“Great entertainment”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Where as the National Rail Museum in York is mainly a collection of engines, rolling stock and railway items, the Utrecht museum is full of entertainment, and great for all the family

Visited December 2013
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“Great for kids and train lovers”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you've got kids, this museum is a must see. It's got trains - of course - real trains, old ones and new ones, but also interactive "worlds" in which you can experience the railway history in an exciting way - eg with a fast moving trolley in the dark or in the proof of fire - a very physical cinematic experience.

For small kids there's a mini train the kids can ride. As for the train enthousiasts - you won't be disappointed. Original orient express (the real one) is in this museum as well as many old models and the first train ever on dutch rails.

Visited September 2013
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Utrecht
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“fun”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The railway museum is always intresting. Besides the fabulous old trains and the amazing fassion in cabins there is always a new theme and lively exhibistion. You could easely spent a whole day there yust enjoying.

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great museum; interesting rides”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Go there once and a while and am always pleasantly surprised. The building itself is impressive and very beautifully located. Lots of gorgeous old trains from the Netherlands and elsewhere. Good historic overview of the railways. Also a few very good and exciting rides, that you should not miss

Visited November 2013
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