Explore 175 years of Dutch railway history.
Discover the story behind 175 years of Dutch railway history. Get up close and personal with history, and travel to faraway places with an array of interactive exhibits. From the original (De Arend – the first steam train in the Netherlands) to the modern-day rail’s greats are all here. The Jumbo Express is sure to delight the little ones, making Utrecht’s Railway Museum the perfect family destination.
Get acquainted with the rail history of the Netherlands. In the Utrecht Railway Museum, you can experience trains through time, right back to the first steamer built in 1839. From ancient steam engines and wooden carriages to modern electric trains, witness first-hand how far rail has come. And if you want to know even more – ask the exhibit’s eduTRAINer to enlighten you. The Utrecht Railway Museum also offers the Vuurproef exhibition, a spectacular journey through 200 years of Dutch train travel. Narrated by famous Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, you’ll truly feel as though you’ve traveled back in time.
The Utrecht Railway Museum is about more than just history lessons. There are plenty of things to do, like the underground shaft that literally transports visitors to a land of soot and steam. And you can’t visit the railway museum without reserving your seat on the Orient Express. Everyday, the museum’s theatre holds daily performances evoking the romance of early train travel, so that you can experience the world of dreams, faraway journeys and fairytale destinations for yourself.
Bringing the little ones along for the ride at the Railway Museum? The Jumbo Express will enchant kids – no parents allowed. The bravest visitors can even take a thrilling journey back to the 1930s on a steam locomotive with Grandpa Harry. Thought- provoking exhibits are balanced with fun playgrounds, resulting in a journey to be loved by all. The combination of history and fun at the Utrecht Railway Museum makes for the perfect family day out.
Maliebaanstation 16 3581 XW UtrechtOpening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday from 10.00am - 5.00pm Open on Mondays on official Dutch school holidaysLocation:
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