Trains through time

There’s every chance that after visiting the Spoorwegmuseum, your child will want to be a train driver because all those old steam and electric locomotives leave a lasting impression! Another highlight is a ride in the Jumbo Express.

“Admire historic trains, ride in the Jumbo Express and put yourself in the guard’s shoes.”

Utrecht’s Spoorwegmuseum (railway museum) is the city’s most popular museum and is great for families. For instance, in the Techlab you’ll find out how the brakes on trains work and how trains don’t keep derailing. You can also put yourself in the guard’s shoes and make an announcement. There are lots of historic carriages and locomotives on display and you can ride on the Jumbo Express to discover the museum’s hidden places.

Hey, did you know?

The Spoorwegmuseum is at Utrecht’s Maliebaanstation, which was built in 1874. Tickets for the museum can be bought at the nostalgic ticket office in the old station building. You can then walk along the tracks to the museum building.

  Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht
Address: Maliebaanstation, Utrecht
Online: spoorwegmuseum.nl

Spoorwegmuseum Utrecht

Can't get enough of trains?

Did you know that you can sleep in a train-themed room? You can! Check out the Railway Museum Room in Stayokay Utrecht Centrum.

Ride the Rails in the Railway Museum Room

Spend the night in a 4-person family room with beds made, towels, shower gel and shampoo. The next day you'll enjoy a delicious train-themed breakfast and get a family ticket to the Railway Museum.

A room full of surprises, stories and train games!

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