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Maritime Museum Rotterdam

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Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 10 413 2680
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$43.74*
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Visiting the boats outside is fun!

We loved going inside the ships and seeing how the people had lived on them. The guides were very informative and the kids got to do some interactive activities.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
shueshue
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum for family activity, especially the kids. It is excellent for people who are not familiar to maritime life. The museum could be divided into two parts: outdoor and indoor. The outdoor parts had many ships ported at the harbor, along with typical harbor equipment and machines. One could board some of the ships and talk to the owner... More 

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Thank Margaret L
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved going inside the ships and seeing how the people had lived on them. The guides were very informative and the kids got to do some interactive activities.

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Thank shueshue
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum, with a fairly large outdoor exhibit. The indoor part can be seen in less than an hour.

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Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is lots to see here and something for everyone. From a history of cruise ships to trade routes and the design of ships, it was very informative. Most of the exhibits have English translations too. There is also a large selection of boats outside, some of which you can go on and some also have activities. A great way... More 

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Thank Chris S
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to take your sons or grandsons. This is more a maritime interactive center for kids than a museum. There is a Penny Press Machine in the lobby.

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Thank Dom P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are many layers inside this ship of course than all people can see what is installed in this ship.

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Thank Alicia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Whether you a fan of the sea or not you will enjoy learning and seeing. You can understand the hard life that was lived

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a favourite with my grandson, as he loves Professor Plons (Splash). Very well thought out children's activities with lots of interactive things to do. He giggled at the lighter boat - squirting water is ALWAYS fun! Even if you visit without a small person, the museum itself is very interesting and takes an afternoon to visit. If you... More 

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Thank Diane B
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

It seemed appropriate to visit the maritime museum as the sea and waterways are very important to The Netherlands. Indoors there were may interesting exhibits, boats and paintings. Upstairs there is good section for children, but we did not visit that as we did not have the grandchildren with us. In the dockyard outside there are boats, cranes and a... More 

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Went there with the family expecting to have a nice experience with the kids, but it was a disappointment. The museum is divided in two...the outdoor exhibition which anyone can visit and the inside exhibition. The outdoor exhibition looks great when you are passing but it falls short on the experience it should deliver as a "Museum", meaning that paying... More 

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