Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam

(3.8/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the country's extensive naval history at Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, a museum founded by Prince Henry of the Netherlands in 1873. The seafaring world of the past, present, and future come to life here in the country's oldest and largest open-air harbor museum. Explore exhibits, events, and the history of the Netherlands on an informative guided tour. Old ships and cranes are displayed in the harbor as well, so you can view the scene as it once was. Plan to visit Maritiem Museum Rotterdam during your Rotterdam vacation using our convenient Rotterdam vacation trip planner.
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  • the Museum may be interested in more children than adults have interesting exhibits, but expectations have not been fulfilled
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  • This museum was clearly geared towards kids but adults will like it as well. Their exhibitions were full of games, visitors can try some games while still actively learning the subject matter. They we...  more »
  • I was suspicious, but I was surprised: a Museum, especially in terms of teaching. The path of feature article on oil rigs, energy consumption, and international oil prices, is interesting. Nice floor above with history of interiors of ships. Crazy then the historic boats moored outside, visible inside, don't miss out!
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  • Four stars for the vessels outside. The museum itself it's not so interesting and stoked. A lot of spaces for few pieces. The cruise ship reproduction is very cheap stile and absolutely not stimulating.
  • Could be a really interesting museum, and probably is if you're Dutch. However, it seems like they forgot to translate half of the texts in the interior exhibitions. The boats outside aren't on the same location as indicated on the map, and again few to none explanations in English. The boat tour idem, no English. Still interesting to have a look at the inside of some boats.
  • If you're looking for more information about the city and it's historic marine ways, this is perfect. It gives a great view of the city as well!
  • Great for kids. Especially the upstairs outdoor play area.
  • Generally a bit of a let down for adults. Most of the displays inside are pretty elementary. I enjoyed walking around the harbor but all of the boats were locked so you are basically just looking at them from the docks. The museum hours say that it's open until 5:00 but I was told the harbor was closing at 4:00. There are luggage lockers inside the museum for travelers. The lockers just require a cash deposit.