Trains: which child isn’t crazy about them? That’s why the National Model Railway Museum of the Netherlands in Sneek is a must. When you’ve finished here, what better way to end the day than a train ride to Leeuwarden or Stavoren?
You can watch trains at any station but if you want to marvel at their miniature variants, you’re best off making your way to the National Model Railway Museum. This museum hosts a vast collection of model trains, from clockwork-driven to electric locomotives. Watching all those trains is guaranteed to make an impression. The famous author, Appie Baantjer, who wrote books about police inspector De Cock, bequeathed his extensive collection of German LGB trains to the museum.
Hey, did you know?
The National Model Railway Museum is housed at Sneek railway station, one of the stations along the railway line between Leeuwarden and Stavoren. This railway line was laid to provide a link to the Stavoren-Enkhuizen ferry service. When the Afsluitdijk was built in the 1930s, the need for the link disappeared and these days it’s a district line.