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Spoorwegmuseum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Maliebaanstation 16, 3581 XW Utrecht, Netherlands


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About Spoorwegmuseum

The Spoorwegmuseum or the Dutch Railway Museum has been located since 1954 in the Maliebaan station built in 1874 on the Oosterspoorweg in the city of Utrecht. Its collection mainly contained images, documentation and track attributes. In 1935 the museum moved to NS-Hoofdgebouw I at the Moreelsepark . In the 1930s, the first initiatives were taken to preserve old railway equipment of historical importance. As a result of the war conditions, some of these were lost after all.

Attractions Near Spoorwegmuseum

Zocherpark0.24km from Spoorwegmuseum

The Zocherpark is a city park in the Dutch city of Utrecht that is located along part of the canal around the old city center . The several kilometers long Singelplantsoen was designed by the 19th-century landscape architect Jan David Zocher Jr. With a few exceptions, the centuries-old city defenses were demolished during the construction. A large part of the freed up space was subsequently used for the construction of the park.

Park Lepelenburg
Park Lepelenburg0.26km from Spoorwegmuseum

Park Lepelenburg is a lively park situated along the canals that surround the centre of Utrecht. The Lepelenburg originally served as one of the city’s defensive works, but was given a recreational purpose over time. As soon as the sun breaks through the clouds, Utrecht’s inhabitants are quick to occupy a patch of grass in Park Lepelenburg.

Sonnenborgh Observatory
Sonnenborgh Observatory0.32km from Spoorwegmuseum

Sonnenborgh Observatory is an astronomical observatory and museum open to the public, located in Utrecht, Netherlands. It was founded in 1853 as a university observatory and from 1854 until 1897 it was the first home of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute.

Nieuwegracht0.37km from Spoorwegmuseum

The Nieuwegracht is one of the most famous canals in the inner city of the Dutch city of Utrecht . It is also the name for the two streets on either side of this canal. The many monumental canal houses , wharf cellars , wharves with trees and bridges are characteristic.

University Museum Utrecht | UMU
University Museum Utrecht | UMU0.5km from Spoorwegmuseum

The University Museum in the city of Utrecht is a science museum that manages the historical collections of Utrecht University. The old adjacent Hortus Botanicus is part of the museum. There is a special Youth Lab for experiments by children. The collection comprises around 200,000 objects, including approximately 80,000 photographs.

Oude Hortus
Oude Hortus0.51km from Spoorwegmuseum

The Old Hortus refers to the garden that was the botanical garden of the University of Utrecht from 1723 to 1920 . The Oude Hortus is located between the Lange Nieuwstraat and the Nieuwegracht . The garden is still home to many species of animals and especially plants, including several species of stinsen plants, such as crown imperial, wild garlic and winter aconite.

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Discover More Attractions in Utrecht, Where Spoorwegmuseum Is Located

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Utrecht is a province of the Netherlands. It is located in the centre of the country. It is home to a number of nature preserves, castles and bustling cities. With the region having such a rich and long history, there are many old cities and ancient buildings to explore. The city of Utrecht features a historic center with an old cathedral tower that dates back to the Middle Ages.