Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

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The Railway Museum at Utrecht is one of the city’s most renowned museums and makes for a great day out – especially for kids and any rail enthusiasts. It takes you on an exciting journey through two centuries of railway history with train stations and trains from different areas. There’s even an old fashion barbershop. Visitors go on a journey through the history of the railway network in Holland.



Approx. Duration

2 – 3 Hours, 3 – 4 Hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Low

Flights & Accommodations

Local Currency


Price Level

Min. Price

From: € 16.00

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General Info


Railway Museum, Maliebaanstation 16, 3581 XW Utrecht, Netherlands

Estimated Duration

2 – 4 Hours

Spoken Languages

Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.


230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard

Local Currency


Recommended Age Groups

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age


  • 0 – 3: Free

  • 4+:  € 16.00

  • Museumkaart: Free

  • ICOM: Free

  • NS staff: € 10.00

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Additional Information

With its many exhibits and attractions, this interactive museum is great fun for all ages. For example, you can try the 4D simulator, in which you are the train driver. Younger kids will find the children’s train ride ‘Jumbo Express’ and play area.

There are cafe-restaurant facilities and a museum shop which sells many railway-themed items and toys.

The Railway Museum in Utrecht, Het Spoorwegmuseum, established in 1927 (and had a major renovation between 2002 to 2005), is dedicated to preserving historical equipment from the Dutch national railway.

lightbulb icon Please note that the museum’s capacity is limited, so you must make a reservation.

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Best Time To Visit

The most popular times for visitors in Utrecht are between July and August. The weather hovers around 23°C (74°F) and there are lots of events and activities. Overall, the weather is never very extreme, and visiting during the off-season is also ideal. If you’re not a fan of called weather, try to avoid wintertime, as the average temperature is 2°C (35°F).

quick tipRemember to check the weather forecast a few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.


Rain could catch you all year long so make sure, even in the summer, to pack a light jacket that can also protect you from unexpected rain.

You can find amazing jackets for men, women, and kids on Amazon (I haven’t personally tested these ones).

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