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In the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, you can discover the enormous effect that shipping has on our daily lives. Go on a journey with us through the maritime past and present in modern exhibitions for adventurers large and small.

Listen to the stories, admire the prize exhibits from our leading collection or join in some of the numerous activities. The museum has one of the oldest and largest museum harbours of the Netherlands, where you can visit historical vessels and cranes and experience how the world's leading port of Rotterdam began at this spot.

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (On Saturday 31st January we close at 4 p.m.)
  • Sundays and public holidays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

During school holidays also open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The main building, museum harbour and workshops in the Leuvepavilion are closed on Mondays (apart from school holidays), New Year's Day, King's Day (April 27th | 2025: April 26th) and Christmas Day.

The museum jetty, historic ships, cranes and workshops are accessible from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am and Sunday from 12:00 pm.

In the winter, from November until April, the historical ships and cranes are closed. Museum jetty and the workshops remains accesible.

Book your online tickets in advance - even if you have a discount card (see below). It's free!

  • Adults - €17,50
  • Children aged 4 to 15 year - € 12,50 (only access accompanied by an adult)
  • Children under 4 - free
  • CJP and students - € 11,50

Museum pass Rotterdam Pass, ICOM, VriendenLoterij VIP KAART (18+) and members of the Rembrandt Association, NedLloyd Pensioenfonds - Free

Leuvehaven 1 / Maritiem District
3011 EA Rotterdam

The Maritime Museum is located in the bustling Maritime District of Rotterdam, near the Erasmus Bridge, the Market Hall and Hotel New York. The museum is easily accessible.

Settle down in your haven away from home. In the galley of the Maritime Museum you can enjoy delicious food and drinks during (and also outside) your museum visit.

Looking for an original maritime gift or a tangible memory after your visit to the Maritime Museum? In our museum shop you will find a surprising range for young and old.

Our library has one of the most comprehensive collections of maritime literature in the Netherlands and has existed since 1857.

Museumhaven by night
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