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Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Leuvehaven 1, 3011 Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
010-4132680
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Ranked #27 of 97 attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Houston, Texas, United States
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137 reviews 137 reviews
108 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum was very interesting to me. Many have said it is for children, and I couldn't disagree more. In fact, the exhibit all about the sexual life of sailors was interesting to me, but totally in appropriate for children. The different areas of the museum addressed many different topics that were of interest to me. Overall, I thought it... More

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For our 3 years old kid and on recommendation from the Tourist Office, we went to that museum. With Rotterdam being so famous for its ship industry you could expect something big. The musuem is in fact rather small and the 2nd out of the 2 "Decks" is for kids. If you are pationate about sailing, it is not the... More

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Many of old boats featured lee boards, which were needed for stability and directional control by the shallow-draft sailing boats. One cute little boat was a sea-going convenience store. There was also a light ship.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited the museum on a Wednesday afternoon. The museum was quiet and not crowded at all. I was able to see all the displays easily. The arrangement of the museum is easy to follow and allows guests to move at their own pace. While many of the displays are visually beautiful, it was challenging for me as an English... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
109 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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