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“Nostalgia!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flanders Toy Museum (Speelgoedmuseum)

Flanders Toy Museum (Speelgoedmuseum)
Ranked #13 of 39 things to do in Mechelen
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a don’t-miss treat for kids. With ongoing activities and rotating collections and exhibitions, it’s a great place for the youngsters to blow off steam while checking out toys and games in a foreign land.
Belgium
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288 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Nostalgia!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Haven't visited this place in ages, but remember liking it very much as a child :)
Perfect for a cold winter afternoon!

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
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182 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A trip down memory lane”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very funny to suddenly remember lots of stuf from childhood, just by seeing your childhood toys. Only not topped off with the more recent toys, which we found a pitty.

Visited December 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“slightly outdated but fun enough for the kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

The museum is located somewhat outside the center, there is plenty of (free) parking nearby. The building is rather outdated and many of the exhibits could use a refurbishment. It has the history of toys mostly in displays. Some of the displays had a gauze window, which made it difficult to see the actual toys, especially from kids level. In general the displays are quite high, which means that younger kids (2-3 years) need a lot of lifting up to see the contents. The museum could foresee wooden steps in front of the displays to remedy this. Not all displays are equally interesting, a better selection could be made by the museum staff. For small kids, the most relevant areas are the corners in which they could play with lego, building blocks or do small games. If the museum were to better integrate these activities it would be much more attractive (i.e. it was already possible to set the trains working by pressing buttons and to highlight several of the stuffed animals, our kids loved these displays). We´ve easily spent 2.5 hours here, and had to drag our kids out of the lego corner.

Visited November 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Enchanting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

While visiting the town of Mechelen, we took some time to visit the toy museum, located at the outscirts of Mechelen. Absoloutely worthwhile, toys from many generations back, for us it was a trip down memory lane.

Visited June 2013
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Assenede
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great museum with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

great museum with children, and a trip down memory lane for adults. A 15 minute walk from the centre

Visited May 2013
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