1½ hours

Discover the story of the largest harbour in Europe at Maritime Museum Rotterdam!

This Attraction is closed until further notice.

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 one of the numerous activities the Maritime Museum offers. 

The Maritime Museum Rotterdam (‘Maritiem Museum Rotterdam’ in Dutch) is located in the oldest and largest museum harbour of the Netherlands and can be found in the heart of Rotterdam. Here you can admire historic ships and cranes and even go on board. And 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 exhibition ‘Masterpieces’ the Maritime Museum is showcasing twenty-five unique objects from its centuries-old collection, which will make your jaw drop. As a result, it is a great place to get soaked in maritime 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. For the children Maritime Museum Rotterdam has a great exhibition called ‘Professor Splash’, where they can join 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!

LOCATION Leuvehaven 1, Rotterdam
OPENING HOURS Tue – Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Closed on January 1, April 27 and December 25.
✅  Entrance museum ✅  Audio tour
✅  Entrance historic ships and cranes
PUBLIC TRANSPORT The museum is a 20 minute walk from Rotterdam Central station.
Metro or tramline to: Beurs (tram 8, Metro D or E).
TICKET TYPE Printed 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 Rotterdam Ship

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