Group visit information
Ahoy there! Discover the maritime world in the Maritime Museum! Get a guided tour, step aboard for a round trip and complete your outing with a lunch or drinks in our museum café with a view of the museum harbour.
Our guides will be delighted to tell you all about the exhibitions and the collection, as well as stories about the past and present of the maritime world.
Guided tour of our exhibitions
These guided tours take one hour. Each guided tour visits two different exhibitions. Charge for a group of a maximum of 12 people:
Guided tours of the museum harbour
Our experts, many of whom have first-hand maritime experience, will take you to our museum harbour and on board some of our museum ships. Drawing in part on their own experiences, they will give you an enthusiastic account of the developments in the Port of Rotterdam in the past and present. These guided tours take about one hour.
Costs per group (max. 12 persons):
- In Dutch | €75 per 60 minutes (excl. museum admission)
- In English, French or German | €85 per 60 minutes (excl. museum admission)
Guided tours of exhibitions and the museum harbour
Our experts, many of whom have first-hand maritime experience, will take you round the exhibitions and to our museum harbour to give you an all-round experience of the Maritime Museum. This guided tour takes about one and a half hours.
- Nederlandstalig: € 95,00 per 60 minuten (excl. entree museum)
- Engels-, Frans-, Duitstalig: € 105,00 per 60 minuten (excl. entree museum)
Reservations (at least two weeks ahead)
A reservation is required: please book at least two weeks ahead of time. You can cancel free of charge up to two weeks before the start of the guided tour.
We offer unique round trips through the port of Rotterdam on our museum ships. This is a special experience on a piece of sailing history.
Sail on a former steam-powered tug of the RDM (Rotterdam Dry Dock Company) or with Harbour Services, which was the visible face of the harbour as a patrol vessel, firefighting boat or icebreaker during the post-war reconstruction period. Or cast off the mooring ropes with a round trip on the only Rhine steam tug that still exists, the Pieter Boele.
A round trip takes about 2 hours and takes you past the skyline of Rotterdam and the port. Complete the trip with a packed lunch on board.
Lunch or drinks with a view of the museum harbour
The Lage Licht museum café, named after our lighthouse, is your home port for a good cup of coffee with freshly baked apple tart, a nice lunch or drinks. When the weather is good, the patio with a view of the museum harbour is also open.
Suitable packages for groups can be booked here. Discuss your wishes with the Sales department.
Guided tour for schoolchildren from abroad
Specially for pupils (aged 12 to 18) from outside the Netherlands we offer an interactive guided tour in Dutch, English, French or German, led by an expert and enthusiastic guide.More about the guided tour for international students