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“Love trains, love rail city”
Review of Rail City - CLOSED

Rail City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This model train and mini city display offer a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Grab lunch at the cafeteria.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 25, 2013

You really don't have to be a rail fan to enjoy time in Rail City. It is a huge working model of rail tracks with model trains running through tunnels, over viaducts and in and out of stations. There is no cost to enter. The set up includes all the scenery would one normally see from a train, tiny figures of people, trees, animals etc. and the main lights over this huge model are dimmed at times, and the tiny lights along the tracks illuminated to create a night street and railway scene.. There is a small cafe/bar and tables and chairs one can purchase food and drinks and relax while watching the model movements which sits on a raised platform for easy viewing

Thank ShepLapstone
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We found idea of the bar/cafe with train models very interesting, especially when travelling with 2 kids. so we stopped by to find pretty unwelcoming place.... execution is pretty lousy, yes, there was one train going around, otherwise it looks like either not finished or like good old days are over. railway models are worn off, for smaller kids (3 y) not really well visible.

bar itself offers some snacking food, beer, coffee, i think that there are plenty of better places in Bruges (even for kids)

Thank Tequila007
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a small bar/café behind Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum. If you’re into model trains, this is one of the ones you have to see. The owner must be tired of people leaving without buying anything though, as he’s in your face almost as soon as you’re through the door. In a nice polite Belgian way though.

Thank L3K
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

When you go here for your beer you will see an amazing model train complex. We felt welcomed drinking our beer at the bar.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Visited this as my husband is a train enthusiast. Large layout in what appears to be a cafe/bar. Only one train running - very disappointing!

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