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“Great Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Northern Maritime Museum and Niemeijer Tobacco Museum

Northern Maritime Museum and Niemeijer Tobacco Museum
Brugstraat 24-26, Groningen, The Netherlands
050/312-22-02
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Groningen
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

***At the time of visiting the Niemeijer Tobacco Museum had closed***

The maritime museum has an excellent range of exhibits on all things sea (and canal) related.

There is an excellent 20 minute film that runs on a continuous loop that shows what Groningen would have looked like in the 15th Century, whilst the commentary is only in Dutch you can still get a good feel for what the place would have been like

Visited June 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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“When you love boats go there!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Nice historical overview of shipping in this part of the Netherlands. Shipping was big here and a lot of ship building was done and still is.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Include this museum in your visit to Groningen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Northern Maritime museum is located in two adjacent medieval buildings, connected by an elevated passage. Strolling through those buildings is really enough reason already to visit the museum, from small rooms into big rooms with ancient fireplaces over staircases into other rooms. The exhibits you encounter on your walk through the museum tell the story of shipping and shipbuilding through the ages. It is a must visit for everybody even remotely interested in ships. What I found most interesting (because I am an engineer) is the exhibit of late 19th and early 20th century maritime engines, mostly used for the inland navigation. You can admire the big one cylinder to three cylinder engines, and follow the evolution from steam to the hot bulb kerosene engine to real two stroke Diesel technology. Oh, I almost forgot. In a small theater located in a room just as you have entered the exhibition an computer animated history on a huge screen is shown in continuous loop of Groningen in 1470. Very interesting.

Visited August 2012
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“An Interesting Look at Groningen's Past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a nice museum that gives an interesting look at Groningen's past. They have a new exhibit called 'Groningen in 1470' that features an interactive tour of medieval Groningen.

Visited February 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Shipping and tobacco - two Groningen products almost forgotten.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Visit Holland! THEREFORE, visit Groningen! The province is always neglected in favour of Amsterdam.

Visited June 2011
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