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 .
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) Reviews
Ik was er jaren niet meer geweest en wat is er een hoop veranderd! Het prachtige Maliebaanstation ziet er heel goed uit: mooie blik op de Koninklijke Wachtkamer en lekker rondgekeken in de div. Wachtr... more »I hadn't been there for years and what has changed a lot! The beautiful Maliebaan station looks very good: nice look at the royal waiting room and Nice looked around in the div. Waiting rooms, it will not surprise me if they are also rented out for receptions: very nice and atmospheric! Beautiful train set with clear descriptions, large hall with theatre show for children, kind of monorail, counterfeit abolish space, signal home etc. Everything is equally atmospheric!
Of je nu zelf als volwassene op stap gaat, of als ouders of grootouders -in beide gevallen natuurlijk met (klein)kinderen: dit museum blijft boeien. Vanaf m'n jeugd ben ik al treintjesgek, met het moo... more »Whether you are an adult, or as parents or grandparents-in both cases of course with (small) Children: this museum remains buoyant. From my childhood I am already treintjesgek, with the beautiful state railway and Dutch railway in The Hague and a model course in the basement. From 1839, you can see the entire history of the Dutch trains and the railway network. With regular theme exhibitions and always innovations in the collection. The train from large to small and for large and small: it never bored.
This is an awesome place! It is very well maintained, and even if you're not a train nut, it's fun to look at the locomotives and cars from a wide range of time periods. The coffee shop inside is really nice, too, it you care for a snack during your visit.
This museum really impressed me, so much fun and interesting stuff for children and adults. We spent there almost whole day and enjoyed every minute. I would recommend to visit all attractions, even if you think that's not for you, believe me you'll be surprised!
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