Maritime Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam

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Specialty Museum
Learn about the country's extensive naval history at Maritime 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 Maritime Museum Rotterdam during your Rotterdam vacation using our convenient Rotterdam vacation trip planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Close to the middle of Rotterdam this excellent museum occupied us for a couple of hours. The Off Shore experience is very informative and caters well for both adults and children. The museum harbour ...  more »
  • In ROtterdam the Maritime museum is one of the best for families a lot of activities for children as well as adults really make it worth while  more »
  • The museum was smaller than I thought but somehow I still managed to spend a couple of hours here. There was a much larger emphasis on art than I thought. Lots of paintings on the first floor. There w...  more »
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  • Small museum but what it lacks in size is made up for content-wise. Extensive collection of fossils, mammals, reptiles, you name it: all of it extremely well put together and above your standard. Engaging and easy to follow information is provided even without an audio guide. Surprising exhibits all around. (Speaking of exhibits, do yourself a favor and don't linger too long staring at the worms... they are very real, very large, and make one realize what horrors Mother Nature is capable of)
  • Ok. Nice collection of special animals to start with. Good displays but some more info could help - or a good catalogue.
  • Impressive museum with interesting exhibits. It's not very big however.
  • As with most natural history museums, there's a lot to see and learn. It's very small though.
  • Nice place to look at dead animals