Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), Utrecht

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Housed in a historical former train station, Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) documents the history of the industry and its development in the Netherlands. Visit the museum and travel through time from the origins of train technology onward through the golden age of rail at the turn of the 20th century to the present (especially relevant given the Netherlands' extensive train network). A number of exhibits display historical train cars in addition to full-scale replicas contained within the grounds of the museum as well as within the halls of the station building itself. Don't miss getting an up-close look at the last steam locomotive to be used in the country, Holland's first electric train, and the recreation of the "The Eagle"--the nation's very first locomotive from 1839. Keep in mind that you can access the museum via an hourly train service from Utrecht's central station. Put Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Utrecht road trip site .
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  • With grandson of six visited the railway Museum. Used vouchers railway shop and by train until Maliebaan ridden. Noteworthy that the train is standing still for a while and will be back for your feeling. Beautiful old trains nicely and generously prepared. For some there is an employee who gives extra explanations. What is also nice is the department Lab where children can do all sorts of things with trains. In addition, there is an Efteling style setting with a tour with a trolley, guided tours of a mine environment and a theatre performance. My grandson found the real trains part more enjoyable than the Efteling setting. I myself honestly too. For example, the theatre performance is too complicated for smaller children. Catering area is sufficient, but too small when it is really crowded. A real minus I find the lack of enough staff who can tell something about the trains etc.
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  • I did not finish the entire museum. But, it was fantastic. The atmosphere of the old factory with all kind of different types of trains make this place becomes unique. It is not about the museum itself, but also about all the kids there as well. You can see all the happy, enthusiasm, curious faces, even with adults. It is a perfect place for family, group of friends. You will love it.
  • I really enjoyed myself here. I'm in my mid twenties and do not consider myself to be within the aim of this museum but I couldn't be more wrong. The place itself is pretty impressive on its own but there are so many fun and interactive displays to enjoy and immerse yourself in. There something for everyone and of every age. I'd say 5 hours here is a good amount of time on a quieter day.
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