The most enjoyable journey in the Netherlands

Take the trip of a lifetime during ‘The most enjoyable journey in the Netherlands’! When you think of trains, you naturally think of travel. Of adventure. New discoveries. And fun. While you'll find all these things at the Railway Museum year-round, there's now an extra attraction to enjoy!

The most enjoyable journey in the Netherlands

From Saturday 22 February 2020, the Railway Museum is organising a special nine-day event: ‘The most enjoyable journey in the Netherlands’. Together with the best the Netherlands has to offer in terms of art and culture, you’ll be swept away on the trip of a lifetime.

Destination: Rembrandt

He just might be the most famous painter of all time: Rembrandt van Rijn. In any case, he was the most important of the 17th-century Old Dutch Masters. At the ‘Rembrandt’ destination, you’ll discover your own talent for painting! In this playful activity, you’ll use the latest digital techniques to create a lovely self-portrait. Paint and colour along with a life-sized Rembrandt painting; listen to the brief audio tour about the artist’s life and work and four of his paintings; and step into a painting with Rembrandt Reality.

in cooperation with the Museum het Rembrandthuis, Mauritshuis, Museum de Lakenhal en Rijksmuseum

Destination: Taste

Whether it’s a cheese toastie in the station restaurant, caviar and truffles aboard the Orient Express or a quick cup of coffee on the platform, food and drinks are an inextricable part of train travel. Let the Railway Museum take you on a voyage with stops in different food cultures on and around the tracks. Take part in the Big Flavour quiz and enjoy culinary encounters with rail travel during a unique visit to the restaurant car ‘De Blauwe Roemeen’.

i.s.m. Railway Museum

Destination: Pruts

A design is never simply ‘done’ in one go. It’s a matter of exploration, playful experimentation and trial-and-error. Which is what this destination is all about. Experimenting without a plan and travelling freely in your imagination. You could even call it ‘mucking about’. With Het Nieuwe Instituut, you can muck about to your heart’s content and create a design of your very own. Each thing is unique, nothing is perfect, nothing is truly ‘finished’, but through this method we can work together to make a collaborative work of art. And don’t be nervous: there’s no way to fail when you’re mucking about!

in cooperation with Het Nieuwe Instituut

Destination: Past

Travel an astonishing 2,500 years back in time, to the era of the very first farmers. A time when there were no shops and you had to make everything you needed yourself. Clothing, pots, baskets, wooden bins, benches: none of it could be bought. What’s more, everyone made their own food as well. Curious to find out for yourself what life was like back then? Come join us and learn to bake your own bread! Discover the past by holding it in your hands, smelling it and even tasting it!

in cooperation with preHistorisch Dorp

Destination: Dutch Wind Mills

Travelling thrue the Netherlands they can’t be missed: windmills! You can find 1200 windmills in The Netherlands, all of them operated by millers with passion for the miller’s trade. Discover how a miller oparates the mill and how the corn is grated. Watch a beautiful movie about mills ans their millers and craft your own windmill.

i.s.m. Vereniging De Hollandsche Molen

Destination: De Stijl

Piet Mondriaan, Gerrit Rietveld en Theo van Doesburg. Deze kunstenaars zochten begin 1900 naar een nieuwe manier om kunst te maken. In 1917 lanceerden ze tijdschrift De Stijl met hierin een abstracte beeldtaal van vaak zwarte lijnen en vooral witte rode, gele en blauwe kleurvlakken. Dit was een revolutie in de kunst. Ruim honderd jaar later is de abstracte kunst van deze Nederlandse kunstenaars wereldberoemd en hangt hun werk in de belangrijkste kunstmusea. In het De Stijl paviljoen speel je met lijnen en kleuren van deze kunststroming. Fotografeer jezelf in ‘Stijl’.

i.s.m. De Stijl in de stad en Centraal Museum

Final Destination: Train & Travel Sing-a-long

For centuries, travel, holidays and exotic destinations have inspired artists to write the most amazing songs – and the same thing is true today. The Steam Theatre at the Final Destination is just the place to blow off some, well, steam by singing along to the songs of your choice. Our house band has put together a playlist featuring a wide range of popular tracks. Who wants to pick the first sing-along favourite?

Practical matters

You can take ‘the most enjoyable journey in the Netherlands’ from 22 February through 1 March 2020. Parking availability at the Railway Museum is extremely limited (200 spaces) and a parking pass costs €9.50. Take the train to our own station, Utrecht Maliebaan, and exit the train in the middle of the museum!

A ticket for the Railway Museum also grants you admission to the ‘The most enjoyable journey in the Netherlands’. Those who have a museum card or Bankgiro Loterij VIP Pass are entitled to free admission and do not need to reserve a time for their visit. And even better: with a Bankgiro Loterij VIP Pass, you can bring a friend along at no charge!