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Maritime Museum Rotterdam

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Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 010-4132680
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Great for kids, could be made more engaging for adults too

On a rainy November day, it is probably one of the best options in Rotterdam for a family with 3 kids. Plenty of interactive opportunities at the second floor, a nice huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Alessandro R

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are lots of activities for kids. You can visit several ships in the harbor near to the museum. You may spend 1-2 hours unless the kids want to stay more. It is more oriented for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is amazing! Unfortunately i had only few hours to see the whole museum around. If i had time, I would spend entire day out there... The history of "Burgerhout panorama " is fAscinating👌 I bought very nice souvenirs and magnets. Very happy about it I would definitely visit it next time too

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Thank Ирма Е
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cute looking boats and yachts, beautiful city scape . not too easy to get around, grab some drink or coffee when you're tired, would delight your day :)

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Thank Ekk J
holland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A nice experience. If you like boats/ see you will enjoy it. Also good for foreign tourists. You can also see some (old) boats on the water.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Maritime museum of Delftshafen has a large number of real historic ships, dockside cranes, and various machinery. I recommend this for anyone interested in Dutch maritime history and its worth spending 3 to 4 hours in the museum and walking around the ships.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Good building, some striking items and interesting boats in the harbour but the exhibition seemed rather random and perhaps a missed opportunity. There must be a great story to tell of such an interesting and important port with such a significant and tragic history but this didn't quite do it for me. Time for a rethink and revamp?

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Thank Tom J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The Maritime Museum is family-friendly and located in central Rotterdam with friendly staff, beautifully displayed exhibits and models plus interactive displays for children. Almost all the descriptions are dual signed in both Dutch and English. Outside of the main building there is a collection of historic ships, some of which you can clamber aboard (N.B. these ships are not suitable... More 

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Thank Chris d
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Quite family orientated and a well presented museum concerned with the history of Rotterdam and an emphasis on merchant ships, along with a focus on the rise of cruise liners. Was hoping that the Dutch naval tradition would also be included but that seemed largely ignored.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

On a rainy November day, it is probably one of the best options in Rotterdam for a family with 3 kids. Plenty of interactive opportunities at the second floor, a nice huge reproduction of the Rotterdam area in the intermediate floor to explain the port expansion, with several computer screens allowing Dutch or English speakers to explore a software giving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

If you have to choose one museum to visit in Rotterdam, choose the Maritime! The museum shows the Rotterdam story and explain better about the Harbor.

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