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Visiting Railway Museum Utrecht

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The Railway Museum (Dutch: Het Spoorwegmuseum) in Utrecht is the Dutch national railroad exhibition hall. It was set up in 1927 and since 1954 has been housed in the 'Maliebaan station', a previous railroad station. The gallery was built up in 1927 and was at first situated in one of the primary structures of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch National Railway) in Utrecht. Around then, the gathering comprised for the most part of pictures, archives, and little protests. In the 1930s the initial steps were taken to ration old verifiably huge rail gear. A segment of this accumulation was lost amid World War II. At the Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum) in Utrecht, you will go on an adventure through the historical backdrop of the railroad organize in Holland. This intelligent historical center with its numerous displays and attractions is incredible diversion for youthful and old.

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Interactive Museum

Interactive Museum

The Spoorwegmuseum takes you on an energizing voyage through two centuries of railroad history. Do the Fire Test for example, a 4D test system in which you are the prepare driver, and advance into the Steel Monsters for a fun outing past enormous steam trains. Or on the other hand board the Orient Express and meet the showy voyagers.

The Great Discovery

The Great Discovery

Take a short yet captivating sound visit (Dutch, English or German) around the beginnings of the steam age in the Netherlands. The main railroad line was Amsterdam-Haarlem which opened in 1839 utilizing De Arend steam train. It incorporates a deride up of Amsterdam station from the time and a working reproduction of De Arend.

Dream Journeys

Dream Journeys

Take the tour inside the Dream Journeys and find how the well-to-do from the nineteenth century went in style by railroad -, for example, traveling on the Orient Express from Paris to Constantinople (Istanbul) and on to Cairo. On indicate is a fine presentation of railroad publications and handouts from the time - including many promoting ship/rail benefits among England and Holland.

Steel Monster

Steel Monster

A mechanical ride (max 4 people for every auto) which takes you through the dull with the Gommers family, 3 ages who chipped away at the railroads. You will encounter close experiences with some goliath steam trains. The portrayal is in Dutch just and the ride itself is somewhat manageable.

Trains through Time

Trains through Time

Vast presentation lobby which houses a far reaching accumulation of old trains and carriages - from steam trains (nineteenth century/mid twentieth century) to an assortment of electric and diesel units from the twentieth century. There is likewise different railroad memorabilia on show and a few models of Dutch trains.

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

Take the tour inside Trial By Fire and discover a moderately new varying media ride (opened 2014) reasonable for those 12 and over. Described by Dutch on-screen character Rutger Hauer, you are gone up against a voyage through 2 centuries of rail travel.

Railway Museum Utrecht Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10AM until 5PM. The exhibition hall is likewise open on siestas. The exhibition hall is shut on New Year's Day and April 26th for King's Day. Affirmation cost is € 16,00 for guest beyond 3 years old. Historical center card holders additionally appreciate free section into the gallery. These cards can be acquired in the cinema world. Gatherings of at least 12 can appreciate a reduced cost of € 12,80 for every individual. Guided visits can be organized a greatest gathering size of 20 individuals.

How To Get Around?

To get around Park Spoor Noord, it is recommended to go by foot. Make sure that you are wearing something comfortable for your body and also your feet because you might get some walk around the park.

What Should I Wear?

If you are going to visit Park Spoor Nord just wear something that is comfortable for you but do not forget to grab your jacket with you since the weather in Belgium might get cold.

Railway Museum Utrecht Facts

Best Time to Visit

The opening hours of the museum from 10.00 PM until 17.00 PM daily, closed Monday, except Dutch school holidays. When you visited on a Sunday, De Arend steam locomotive was being driven up and down a very short piece of track. There is also a children's railway ride and play area.



Will I Need a Guide?

No, transportation is easy and you can find anything for your tour on this site. If you come by groups for 20 individuals or more Guided visits can be organized by the Museum

How To Get There?

Trains from Utrecht Central to Maliebaan run hourly from around 0930 to 1630. Day return tickets cost €4.60. On the off chance that stopping by rail from Amsterdam (or another Dutch city) at that point simply purchase a ticket to Utrecht Maliebaan and change at Utrecht Central. In the event that going with an OV-chip card at that point registration at Utrecht Maliebaan. On the other hand from Utrecht Central you could take U-OV transport (line 8 to Maliebaan) or take a lovely 20 minute stroll through the noteworthy old focal point of Utrecht. A paid auto stopping office at the historical center (€7) is additionally accessible, despite the fact that it fills rapidly on occupied days.

Additional Info

The Station has been flawlessly reestablished to reenact the advantage of nineteenth century prepare travel, finish with a ticket window, a stupendous entryway lobby, holding up rooms, and two eating territories. The historical center can be come to by carry prepare from Utrecht Central Station and for car guests an advantageous parking area is accessible. The Railway Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, with free admission to kids younger than 4.