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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  • The trains are friendly and beautiful restored the only drawback we found that there is to do more for children than adults. For example, it would have been great to be able to create a chat about the train and/or the restoration and history. As hobbyist with some old tractors had me addressed this more might be an idea for the future
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  • Today I went with my children to the museum, which you can reach by train, by bus or of course with you own car although there is room for only 200 cars or so. We decided to go by train which goes fro...  more »
  • The refurbishment of the Netherlands by rail transport history succeeded wonderfully here. The car show is interesting, nice presents exhibits. The individual subject area such as the ride through the depot or the beautifully crafted story about de Arend are designed individual areas with lots of love.
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  • A bit expansive, but was very entertaining. Theater shows, a simulator and lots of things our kids (3, 5, and 7) really enjoyed. A great place to spend a few hours when the weather is not that great
  • wonderful for children or family
  • So many trains! Well worth €16
  • Good place
  • Fun, interesting facts about trains and the rail network from then.
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