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.
Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.
Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors
- Adults: € 14.00
- Children aged 4 to 15: € 10.00
- Museumkaart: Free
- Children under 4: Free
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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.
Remember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.
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