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 only visited the 2nd floor which is the part if the exhibition dedicated to younger kids. It sure was a success, especially the interactive, martime themed playgrounds (indoor and outdoor).  more »
  • A nice museum with a great interactive area for kids (Professor Splash) where they can role play at running a port, including operating a crane and scanning cargo and moving it to a ship. Good cafe...  more »
  • 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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