Maritime Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam

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Learn about the country's extensive naval history at Maritime Museum Rotterdam, a museum founded by Prince Henry of the Netherlands in 1873. The seafaring world of the past, present, and future come to life here in the country's oldest and largest open-air harbor museum. Explore exhibits, events, and the history of the Netherlands on an informative guided tour. Old ships and cranes are displayed in the harbor as well, so you can view the scene as it once was. To visit Maritime Museum Rotterdam and get the most from your holiday in Rotterdam, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rotterdam trip builder website .
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  • We had an unexpected visit to this museum. What a nice museum you can do a lot of things and learn! From the outside it seemed small but once inside it was quite big. If you are in Rotterdam definitely worth a visit!
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  • As per title, going to Rotterdam (home to Europe's most important trading port) and not stopping at this facility would be sacrilege. Also for this reason, as soon as we arrived in the city we decided to reach the maritime museum ⚓ proceeding immediately with the visit of the same. Arriving on the first floor, we started our tour with what turned out to be the most interesting section ever: "Offshore Experience - The search for energy". In this area, in fact, the visitor has the opportunity to learn more about the reality of the oil platforms, thanks to an effective guided simulation. On a special shelf (see attached photos), there are reflective bibs and ⛑ protective helmets (also of two different sizes) that give way to really empathize in the shoes of a ♂️ workman. An introductory video explains the main risks associated with working on these installations. Then we continue with the exhibition of various scale models of boats and structures (mostly platforms) related to the oil extraction activity. Interesting and well-groomed, however, the other spaces, in particular the one dedicated to the reconstruction of the environments of a ocean liner. The entrance fee costs 15 euros. Clean and manicured bathrooms. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED .
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  • was a fun museum with different levels of involvement. definitely kid friendly. There are interactive areas that show facts and information about oil drilling and others sea adventures appropriate for all ages not just kids (im 25 and partner 26 and we still enjoyed it) tickets allow access to real ships/boats that are in the harbor outside.
  • I often visit this museum with my family at least a few times during the year for different exhibitions and always find something interesting for both adults and kids. Kids can also get on board ships parked outside the museum. Indeed, it's a very nice museum for families to visit any time of the year!
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