Maritime Museums, Rotterdam

Maritime Museums, Rotterdam

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A short walk from the old harbor, you’ll find the Maritime Museum Rotterdam. The museum was established in 1874 and is dedicated to naval history. Next to the Maritime Museum lies the open-air Maritime Museum Harbour, which merged with the Maritime Museum in 2014.
The museum provides a fascinating look into the city’s connection to the sea and its many waterways. Its extensive collections cover the history of shipping and seafaring. It also includes a reconstruction of a 2,000 years old ship model and numerous seafaring paintings.
Another museum section is the Maritime Museum Harbor, featuring over 20 historic vessels and cranes in the open air. This is the oldest and largest museum harbor in the Netherlands and where the port of Rotterdam began. You’ll also find great coffee and ice cream shop and different activities that kids love.



Approx. Duration

2 – 4 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Local Currency


Price Level

Min. Price

From: € 10.00


Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam, Netherlands

Spoken Languages

Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

  • Adults: € 14.00

  • Children aged 4 to 15: € 10.00

  • Museumkaart: Free

  • Children under 4: Free


230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard


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Best Time To Visit

Rotterdam weather is oceanic. You can expect rainy days all year long. However, the temperature rarely reaches extreme levels. The best time to visit Rotterdam is in the spring and summer since there’ll probably be fewer rainy days, with pleasant weather. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January.

quick tipRemember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.

Flights & Accommodations

Rain could catch you all year long so make sure, even in the summer, to pack a light jacket that can also protect you from unexpected rain.

You can find amazing jackets for men, women, and kids on Amazon (I haven’t personally tested these ones).

Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

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