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Maritime Museum Rotterdam

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Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The museum was smaller than I thought but somehow I still managed to spend a couple of hours here. There was a much larger emphasis on art than I thought. Lots of paintings on the... read more

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum was smaller than I thought but somehow I still managed to spend a couple of hours here. There was a much larger emphasis on art than I thought. Lots of paintings on the first floor. There was a section on house boats and cruise ships which I thought lacked information but was cool as a quick run through.... More 

Thank ThaliaWilkin
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well presented and organised, the old boats, cranes, discharging machinery and railcars exhibition is of great interest.

Thank alex m
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regular visitors for years and it is always nice to go there with our five year old son. The new Offshore Experience is especially nice.

Thank Dick O
Hamburg, Germany
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240 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not plan to visit this place, but just happened to be there. This is at the heart of the city, not far from the Central Station. The museum itself is small, but is really beautiful. The evolution of sea travel, the boats and ships of different era are displayed and best part is that you can take pictures... More 

Thank Arvind Kumar S
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770 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a modern maritime museum that provides great history, an insight into local maritime culture and an opportunity for children to also interact and learn about the maritime background of this great city. The exhibits on the houseboats that form an intrinsic part of this city's lifestyle is fascinating and very well done

Thank Baylovers
Msida, Malta
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlights: Offshore Experience Exhibition (interactive, personalised certificate by email at the end with the test results and personal photos during the tests) & Museum harbour. The O.E.E on the ground floor is amazing, deserves a 5*. Starts with a short training video on offshore safety and then you can visit the platform. Register for the interactive test with your entrance... More 

Thank PsclobazS
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,060 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Again in the very center of Rotterdam is located this very interesting Maritime Museum associated with shipping in every sense and showing the visitors the effect that last one has on the daily life of Dutchmen. We saw here, outside and inside as well, very modern exhibitions guiding us on the journey through the maritime past and present of Rotterdam... More 

Thank Oleg Y
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15 reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This was one of those instant decisions as we were close by and wanted to explore and discover more of Rotterdams links with the sea. The museum is well laid out with lots of exhibits both indoors and outside on the dock where you can visit and go aboard various vessels and boats. Indoor the museum has an interactive offshore... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Half my family enjoyed this much ore than the other half. We are all adults 20-55 years old. The indoor part of the museum is nice, but small and not exciting. No one felt it was worth the entrance price. The outdoor area is nice on a beautiful day, and that area is free!

1 Thank wifdoc
Namur, Belgium
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

An exceptionnal place to visit with children with lots of hands on experience, no ned to keep quiet, excellent présentations of exhibit with clear explanations, boats harboured nearby that you can also visit ...

1 Thank Alain M

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