Schaakstukkenmuseum, Rotterdam

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  • This is a small museum. But it is packed with hundreds of chess-sets from all over the world. There are sets with cartoon characters, super heroes, dragons. And from all kinds of materials. 
    This is a small museum. But it is packed with hundreds of chess-sets from all over the world. There are sets with cartoon characters, super heroes, dragons. And from all kinds of materials.  more »
  • The smallest museum and yet the most crowded, crowded of chess sets! An amazing place to stop by in Rotterdam!! 
    The smallest museum and yet the most crowded, crowded of chess sets! An amazing place to stop by in Rotterdam!!  more »
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  • The best value museum in Rotterdam, and the most fascinating collection. Even if you are not into chess, there is something to amuse or delight you here. In the shade of the famous Cube Houses, on the beautifully kept overpass, there is a building that looks like a shop, but is in fact a museum. For a tiny price (about 3 euros, I think) you could easily spend an hour looking through a simply vast collection of chess pieces, boards and related equipment. They have three-player chess, and 4D chess from Star Trek, but the highlight is the odd, obscure or unexpected set that sparks a childhood memory, or takes you back to a place you once visited. There is a challenge for children (my son won a chess piece to take home with him), a chance to vote on the latest additions to the museum, and the opportunity to play a game with the over-sized collection of pieces designed for the museum, out on the promenade. The staff were helpful, informative and kind. This is a great way to spend a little more time amongst the fabulous architecture of the area.
  • Small museum, but a world-class collection. There are chess pieces that culturally resonate with just about anyone. My kids ended up playing a couple of informal games using unique chess pieces outside the museum. Coffee and popsicles are available just next door to complete your experience!

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