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Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Leuvehaven 1, 3011 Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
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Ranked #29 of 98 Attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

City centre museum located in the old docks which has accumulated a lot of old seafaring hardware. Inside there are lots of interactive displays, computer based programmes and lots of things for the kids to get a grip with. ENglish is the second language so expect some displays to have a lesser explaination in English than Dutch.

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The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Professor Plons on the top floor (inside and out) is genius! Outside they've recreated the Rotterdam habour so children can operate all manner of machines. Inside are fisher boats, wrecks, a yacht with working sails - all simply wonderful. I like the rest of the museum, but if you have children (up to about 8 years), you simply must visit.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

walking between those boats and checking their details was a nice walk, the view of the neighborhood from there is also scenic.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As to be expected of a Maritime Museum however, we struggled to understand most of the exhibits as most were not in English or if they were, was not very well explained, also half the museum was closed off leaving the rest not very linear and difficult to navigate. The section on porn and sex at sea was rather strange... More

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Hong Kong, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I grew up in Rotterdam, and went to the museum as a child. This time went back with my family. Was disappointed. Little to see, done in 30-45 minutes. One item per floor + kids (one short for older kids and one for very young kids). And an exhibition for 16+. Very little history, very little in English (my kids... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is more a place of maritime exhibitions than a museum. I found it difficult to operate the jazzy interactive computer screens in the world port section. They rarely wanted to work in English and when they did, stated little more than the obvious. They claimed to show live footage of freight being distributed around the Europe but I expected... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
107 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 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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