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. See Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) and all Utrecht has to offer by arranging your trip with our Utrecht trip generator.
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  • My kids were so excited to visit the museum, but in the end they were somewhat disappointed. The little mini train ride was running at a limited time. So twice we were next to get on and the lady told...  more »
  • Well there may not be a huge number of exhibits but this place is brittiant for sheer entertainment value.  more »
  • Super museum. There is a train simulator that the kids will love. There is also a real train station next door so the day ends on a high note.  more »
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  • A must see! Very well established exhibition of the history of trains in Holland. Lots of attractions for kids and adults A ticket costs 16€ and it's worth every cent :)
  • Very good museum. Well organized, pleasant, relaxing. Perfect with the children!
  • One of the best museum in The Netherlands! You might think that it's only museum with old-unused trains as exhibition, but you got theater and simulation and (sort of) ride instead. I always bring my guest from other town to this place :)
  • Even if your not into trains, this is a nice museum to spend a couple of hours. With kids it's great. Not only there are loads of old trains, but also the 19 th century walkthrough doirama (not sure what else I should call it) is also a nice feature.
  • This is more than just a museum, it's something between a museum and a theme park. Very interesting and fun, not only for children but everyone. A lot of effort was put into this museum and it's totally worth visiting in my opinion.