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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  • Great experience for train lovers and if you know how to speak Dutch it's better. Also good for kids. I missed some quality in the English explanations next to the displays and in some of the interact...  more »
  • The Spoorwegmuseum does not only have a great collection of trains, it also has fun activities for kids and a lot of information for adults. Nice food court as well.  more »
  • Easy going and interesting museum. My kids love it! Some of it is outdoors but can also help you true a rainy day.  more »
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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
  • So many trains! Well worth €16
  • Great Museum! All advise!
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As a major cultural and economic center, Utrecht has more than its fair share of centrally located hotels oriented towards business travelers visiting the city for a day or two. To stay longer without spending too much on a comfortable room, consider a self-catering apartment or guesthouse near the city's main train station. You can also explore the residential neighborhoods' family-run hostels, which offer simply furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi within walking distance of good restaurants and shops.
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