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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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The museum is very well put together and very informative. Not everything is in English - but a very large portion. The harbor outside is fasinating with all the cranes, ships... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Midland, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband builds wooden ship models and so we generally visit maritime museums when we find them. This is a very large museum, and the displays are good, but...... if it is ancient maritime history that you are interested in, this will probably be a disappointment. For a country that had such an important maritime influence and history, virtually nothing... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Was expecting much considering that Rotterdam is the best and largest port in Europe. Too much focus was placed on historical vessels and old maritime history. Sections detailing the growth and evolution of the maritime industry should be made clearer. There is very little info on relatively modern merchant, container or merchant shipping - which is ironic given that Rotterdam... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The outside part is very interesting, although a bit more information would be welcome and more exhibits should be open to the public. The inside part is quite poor. There are some very interesting ship models, but for the rest it is hardly worth spending time and money.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The museum is very well put together and very informative. Not everything is in English - but a very large portion. The harbor outside is fasinating with all the cranes, ships, and houseboats. Perfect activity to learn at lot about Rotterdam

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Eersel, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My first trip to Rotterdam, no special places that we (me and husband) wanna see in this city. From central station we just keep walked and made many photos of Rotterdam's buildings till we found this museum. After paid 8.5 euro/person, we explore this museum. Start with walking path with iron railings on both side. It's little bit tired. Then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There’s a lot more to the ‘Maritime museum Rotterdam’ than a few examples of figureheads and odd bits of paraphernalia from old sailing ships. I learnt there’s a whole different life to being out at sea. There’s the glamour of cruise ships to the hard and gritty existence from the fishing and freight industries. You know what they say about... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I just had a few extra hours off from work on my ship while in Schiedam and didn't want to go too far. I got off the metro just across street from the museum. The museum has an amazing collection of maritime memorabilia that is well displayed with many different themes from cruise ships to ancient maritime models. The display... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A very nice museum, very child friendly and with not too much clutter. Telling the story of the role Rotterdam has played in history with it's mighty harbour to the grand ocean liners that once sailed across the oceans. Outside in the harbour there are all kind of boats and ships that can be seen close up. I also have... More 

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food I eaten was very nice & I find this place very beautiful & whenever I go to Rotterdam I will prefer to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovingly restored and maintained traditional boats. I really enjoy wandering among them and do as often as I can. Well worth a visit to see the traditional maritime past of the country.

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