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“Wonderful museum with extremely friendly staff”

Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Ranked #3 of 105 things to do in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
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Weeze, Germany
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6 reviews
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“Wonderful museum with extremely friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a museum for everybody! Don't expect the standard endless row of engines and rolling material. There is enough of this for the enthousiasts but the museum is also trying to go back in time and give the visitors an idea about travelling in the past. Don't miss the "vuurproef"!

Visited April 2014
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“brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

father and 8 year old train fan rated this their top museum. beautiful structure, fun experience, not enough English explanations but not a deal breaker.

Visited April 2014
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“This is much more then a museum. It's an experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

A great place to visit specially with children. This isn't just a museum, it's an experience incl. hands on and some attractions. You definately needs a couple of hours for this.

Visited March 2014
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“Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Never thought that a railway museum could be so much fun, it really blew me away. A great place for kids, there is even a special train from Utrecht Centraal that goes directly into the museum!

Visited February 2014
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Something for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We are great fans of the railway museum and frequent visitors. There really is something for everyone. Children love looking at the little films through the old pieces of luggage, whilst adults admire some of the trains on display, including the royal carriages. Even the toilets are impressive, as they used to be part of the royal waiting room.

There is plenty to see and do and we especially like the newest attraction; Vuurproef. In this simulator you get to drive the train on its journey through time and space, something my parents-in-law love as much my children do.

Alongside its standard attractions, the museum always has interesting temporary exhibitions, as well as special days, such as the Thomas the Tank Engine and Chuggington events.

In the winter, the railway museum is a magical place to be with carol singers, decorations, stands selling seasonal snacks and most importantly, the large ice rink, which is the highlight.

When the weather is nice, the mini train ride, slides and lighthouse on the island are great for children.

My only criticism is that not everything is in English,which is a shame for all our visitors from the UK. Other than this,it's a great place to visit

Visited December 2013
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