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“unexpected fun”

Miniworld Rotterdam
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$47.94*
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$13.18*
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Ranked #20 of 199 things to do in Rotterdam
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My wife suggested we went here and i didn't know what to expect. There is parking directly next door and this area of rotterdam is having some severe roadworks going on. I suggest you combine this with a bit of shopping as it takes about 1 hour to 1 and a half hours. Basically its a really large minature train set, but don't let that put you off. I'm not into that kind of thing but the kids absolutely loved it. The detail is fantastic and when you look close there are some really funny things to find in each set. Also the lights go on and off every 24 minutes and street lights come on and off too !!!. theres a small cafe there and its available to disabled tourists also. Small shop also one of the trams you can buy is worth about 200 euros.

2  Thank dundeetripper
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Railz Miniworld is setup near Rotterdam Central railway station. This seems to be a good location for the purpose, as the main feature of Railz is the immense miniature setup of trains and rails, which depict some key features of the Rotterdam region, such as the harbours with their terminals, the landmark bridges and new developments such as the high-speed railinfra as well as the city trams. Nice thing to do for kids is the quest which has specific questions on the setup and there are video-game like simulators for driving a high-speed train.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The best part of model train sets are the little jokes the creaters put in; figurines in absurd or illogical or obscene situations. These "Easter eggs" are really what makes it worth it, unless you're actually just really into the mechanics of model trains. Every 24 minutes constitutes a "day" and the lights even fade to pink from east to west and then all of the little cities and cars and ships in port light up for a whole other world during the "night". It wasn't as good as the one in Hamburg or probably Maduroam in Den Haag but it's super easy to find (a couple buildings over from the Centraal Station) though with the permanent construction that's going on there, maybe not so easy to get to except by foot, and not terribly expensive for what it is (I think I paid around 9Euros with a Rotterdam Welcome Card discount). Well worth it especially if you have little ones, though beware, they'll probably bore of it before you do especially if you get involved trying to find all the weird things like the protest cow or the penguins in the harbor!

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Visited the Miniworld today. It's a great attraction. Kids will love it! Everything is so detailed it's unbelievable. Don't forget to peek into all the different buildings. There's a lot going on inside too!

Thank Nielsch
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Huge diorama of Rotterdam city with all those small cars, rails, houses. Everything so small, everything moving around. Great fun for everybody (not cheap)

There is a place you can buy food as well.

It was improved since I have been there - more attactions (more railz and bigger diorama)

2  Thank skolo
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