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Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Leuvehaven 1, Rotterdam 3011, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
010-4132680
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Ranked #24 of 97 attractions in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The museum has a great film showing the history of local industry and the docks. It covers a huge amount through the ages, and is very interactive. You can walk into a 1930s cruise ship cabin, and various others from different decades. Great for kids.

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Long Beach
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

With Rotterdam being so famous for its ship industry we were looking forward to this museum. There is not much to see and apart from the interactive area on level one you don't get much information. The interactive area was hard to grasp and I got bored after a little while. I guess for kids it is a nice place... More

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belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was disappointed with this museum. The quality of the exhibitions are very mixed and are more orientated towards families and children.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We were expecting something else. This seems to be mostly art and models of ships, plus stuff for kids. We visited after taking a boat tour of the harbor, and there was an interesting model of the harbor.

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Breukelen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

nice kids playground to manage your own cargo in the harbour:-) This museum brings you a lot about history of Rotterdam harbour and boats in a playful manner. We can recommend, it is 5min walk form CitizenM hotel

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Wollongong, Australia
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76 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I wasn't interested in going in, so my husband went in on his own. He was back in 20 minutes, commenting that it was geared more towards children.

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York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Ok but more geared for children. A lot of narrative in Dutch so we were unable to understand it. We liked it if you are interested in Maritime History.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Shame because they have a great collection of cranes and steam tugs etc. You can walk about between some of them. It would be nice to know if they ever have days where the cranes are operational but everything was in Dutch, could not understand it.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This museum is located in a large building and the museum takes advantage of that space. The first floor helps you understand the city and it's surroundings in it's harbor context. One floor up you still have the Rotterdam view, but here you have computers with touch screens and you can navigate through Rotterdam's maritime history, which actually is a... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We wanted to learn something about Dutch maritime history and this place did not disappoint us. The materials were light enough so there wasn't the issue of information overload. However, you could still learn a thing or two about Dutch East India VOC, Mercator map, maritime piracy and medieval voyage to discover new world. We love it.

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