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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In my vision this is one of the best Maritime museums in the world the collection is large andthere are many interactive atrcations for every age group it give a very nice overview of the Maritime development and history over time a full day out at least
Don't come here, it's probably the worst museum ever. Can't think of any place worse in the world I have been to. It's ugly, horrbile collection and the staff couldn't care any less about almost everything. This museum should be closed. What a waste of money.
Only visited the outside area which has lots of examples of boats, cranes, dock equipment, etc. No explanations provided so you do need to have some idea what you are looking at.
It offers you a lot of information about maritime industry back from VOC's time up until now. If your country have a "special" relationship with the Netherlands like Indonesia, you would probably find your country maritime history too. I saw a nice photo of dock yard in Tanjung Priok which probably I could never find in Indonesia.
It was nice to see all the models of ships and some of the paints but, like it was already refered here, not very friendly to foreigners that don't speak Dutch. It has some, apparently cool, paygrounds for the kids so.... if you speak Dutch and have kids, I' surely recommend.
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