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Mathilde Simon profiel Rotterdam Centrum
Written by Mathilde Simon
November 14, 2023

At the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam you can immerse yourself in the maritime history of the city. Our world-famous port city is home to a wealth of maritime adventure, which you can discover at the Maritime Museum.

In the heart of the city with the Wijnhaven as its backyard, the museum takes you on a journey through the age-old relationship between man and the sea. For young and old: discover what this museum has to offer.

A world-class maritime museum

Did you know that the museum collection of the Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most prominent maritime collections in the world? The collection illustrates six centuries of Dutch maritime history and that must be cherished. With no fewer than 1 million objects, you can learn everything in the Maritime Museum from the late fifteenth century to the present day. No fewer than six centuries are depicted in the museum for you to learn and enjoy.

Maritime Museum Harbour

One of the highlights of the Maritime Museum is of course the museum harbour. The place where the port of Rotterdam once began! In this port you will now find historic ships and special guest ships and you get a glimpse of what things were like centuries ago.

Learn about the craft of maritime life in the workshops. Here you will attend demonstrations, learn how a ship is built and see how the museum fleet is kept in good condition.

Don't forget a visit to the lighthouse and of course the museum café, where you can eat or drink something with a view of the harbour.

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Interactive experiences for young and old

What really sets the Maritime Museum apart is its emphasis on interaction. The exhibitions are designed to appeal to both young and old, with hands-on experiences that bring the maritime world to life!

For younger visitors, the new exhibition 'Splash! The future of the sea' will be available from the end of October 2024. The famous Professor Plons exhibition is now closed.

The Maritime Museum is just as fun for adults. Special exhibitions and tours teach you everything about maritime history and Rotterdam's role in it. This makes a visit to the museum a fun experience for every age!

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Temporary exhibitions and events

In addition to the permanent collection, the Maritime Museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions and events. These are often focused on current maritime issues, allowing the museum to remain relevant in an ever-changing world. Check the official website regularly for information about current and future events.

Practical information Maritime Museum

Are you coming to visit the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam? Great! An easy way to reach the museum is by public transport. In addition, the museum is within walking distance of the centre, including the Erasmus Bridge, Central Station and the Markthal.

Are you coming by car? Then look for a parking garage in the centre or park your car at one of the P+R areas in Rotterdam, after which you can continue your journey to the centre by public transport.

For the most up-to-date information about current opening hours, admission prices and exhibitions, visit the official website of the Maritime Museum.

Maritiem Museum Rotterdam museumhaven Fotografie Marco de Swart
Maritime Museum Rotterdam
Discover Rotterdam's maritime past and present!
Mathilde Simon profiel Rotterdam Centrum
Written by Mathilde Simon
November 14, 2023