1½ hours

Discover all secrets of the largest harbor in Europe in Rotterdam!

In the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, you can discover the enormous effect that the maritime world has on our daily lives. Travel through the maritime past and present in modern exhibitions for adventurers of all ages! Listen to stories, admire art from our leading collection or join in some of the numerous activities about the Maritime Museum. 

The museum is located in one of the oldest and largest museum harbours of the Netherlands. With this in mind you can visit historic ships and cranes. And therefore, experience how the world’s leading port of Rotterdam began. Visit the various great exhibitions such as the Offshore Experience, where you will go on a challenging search for energy from oil, gas and wind. In other words, it is like you’re on a drilling platform yourself! This interactive experience is informative and fun! Furthermore, in the exhibit ‘Masterpieces’ the Maritime Museum is showcasing twenty-five unique objects from its centuries-old collection, which will make your jaw drop. As a result, this part of the museum is soaked in history and culture.

Activities for every age

In the exhibition ‘Drugs Dealing’ (14+) you are in the lead and you experience the tough and elusive world of drug trafficking in the port of Rotterdam. Additionally, in the exhibit ‘Professor Splash’, children aged from 4 to 10 can join in exciting adventures in the wonderful world of Professor Splash and his friends. Kids are welcome to step aboard on the ships, and feel like captains themselves! All in all, a perfect family attraction in the heart of Rotterdam.

Are you interested in the Rotterdam Harbour? Combine your visit to the Maritime Museum with a Harbour cruise and get to know Rotterdam’s harbour to the fullest!

LOCATIONLeuvehaven 1, Rotterdam
OPENING HOURSTue – Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Closed on January 1, April 27 and December 25.
✅  Entrance museum✅  Audio tour
PUBLIC TRANSPORTThe museum is a 20 minute walk from Rotterdam Central station.
Metro or tramline to: Beurs (tram 8, Metro D or E).
TICKET TYPEPrinted tickets and smartphone accepted.

Extra Information

Audio Guide

An audioguide is available in English and Dutch


  • The museum is wheelchair accessible


  • Right in the center of Rotterdam!
  • Very suitable for children
  • The ‘Offshore Experience’ is new and exciting
  • Maritime past, present and future!

Maritime Museum tickets

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