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Northern Maritime Museum and Niemeijer Tobacco Museum

Brugstraat 24-26, Groningen, The Netherlands
050/312-22-02
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Groningen
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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English first
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You must love the history of ships to get the full value. There are a few other interesting exhibits as well about cutting turf and life of the families of seafaring men but mostly it is all about the ships. The explanations are almost exclusively in Dutch and even those are not very elaborate. For instance, among the furniture of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in a beautiful, very old residence, this museum offers a fascinating trip back in time. Starting with a computer animated film, that takes one back to 1470, the museum has plenty to learn about the history of northern shipbuilding, trade and life on board. It even smells of wood and hard work. Not to miss.

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Groningen
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Tobacco museum has closed, but the Northern Maritime museum goes from strength to strength. The collection is of more than merely local interest, and the fascination with old boats and engines starts as you go into the courtyard through which you enter the museum. A great place to keep the kids amused, and for reminiscences.

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Norfolk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Absolutely fascinating. Pity all the information was in Dutch and not also in English, but never the less, good value. Lots of stairs though! Didn't see the tobacco museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
121 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

***At the time of visiting the Niemeijer Tobacco Museum had closed*** The maritime museum has an excellent range of exhibits on all things sea (and canal) related. There is an excellent 20 minute film that runs on a continuous loop that shows what Groningen would have looked like in the 15th Century, whilst the commentary is only in Dutch you... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Nice historical overview of shipping in this part of the Netherlands. Shipping was big here and a lot of ship building was done and still is.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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496 reviews 496 reviews
180 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Northern Maritime museum is located in two adjacent medieval buildings, connected by an elevated passage. Strolling through those buildings is really enough reason already to visit the museum, from small rooms into big rooms with ancient fireplaces over staircases into other rooms. The exhibits you encounter on your walk through the museum tell the story of shipping and shipbuilding... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a nice museum that gives an interesting look at Groningen's past. They have a new exhibit called 'Groningen in 1470' that features an interactive tour of medieval Groningen.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Visit Holland! THEREFORE, visit Groningen! The province is always neglected in favour of Amsterdam.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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248 reviews 248 reviews
77 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

The museum is housed is some old buildings that are connected by a lot of stairs. Going around the museum is an adventure in itself and for those who are tall: mind your head! The displays cover a long time of dutch maritime history and the focus is on the smaller inland waterways ships. Most of the information texts at... More 

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