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Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam
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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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This is a favourite with my grandson, as he loves Professor Plons (Splash). Very well thought out children's activities with lots of interactive things to do. He giggled at the lighter boat - squirtin... read more »
Voor de kinderen hebben ze binnen in het klein de haven na gemaakt, onze kleinzoon en kleindochter hebben zich daar uren vermaakt met hijskranen, blusboot, een lopende band die de zakken en dozen naar... read more »For the children they have inside the small port after made, our grandson and granddaughter have hours entertained with cranes, fire-fighting boat, an assembly line that the bags and boxes to the boat brought barrows trolleys in short what is in the port is there is there for the little ones on the roof terrace, also inside there is a lot to do with professor splash for your little ones , our grandchildren than 3 years but up to 12 years, I think it is great, for larger, the museum also has much to offer both inside and out.show original
It seemed appropriate to visit the maritime museum as the sea and waterways are very important to The Netherlands. Indoors there were may interesting exhibits, boats and paintings. Upstairs there is g... read more »
Definitely a must see, here you have a good view from the Leuvehaven and how Rotterdam was affected by the 'waterstad' from the 15th century.
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.
We saw many different kinds of stuff transported in ships hundreds of years ago. In vials. Hmmm. And a exhibit probably as old as the thing it was trying to show (cruise ships).
Interesting and entertaining at the same time. We enjoyed the exposition on the roof the most!
Very nice museum with things to try out for children. Good location as well.
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