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Opening hours

Book your ticket online, even if you have a Museum Pass, Vriendenloterij VIP-KAART (18+) or Rotterdampas (which is free). This way you are assured of access to the Maritime Museum. See you!

Main building

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 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.

Closed: We are closed on Mondays (apart from school holidays), New Year's Day, King's Day (April 27th), Christmas Day., during the Rotterdam Marathon and in 2024 also on September 17.

Maritime Museum Harbour

  • Museum jetty and workshops: 11.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.

From November 1 to the beginning of April, the historic ships are closed, the museum jetty and workshops in the pavilion remain accessible.

Food and drinks - drop your anchor

  • Museum cafe Het Lage Licht has the same opening hours as our main building.
  • Loeve - ice cream/coffee/waffles: Monday till Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 20:00 p.m.

Museum shop

Our museum shop is open during opening hours of our main building.


  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m

During school holidays also open on Mondays.

If you are looking for something specific in our collection or if you have a question, please email library@maritiemmuseum.nl. The library is accessible for free. Do you also want to visit the exhibitions? Then you must have a valid entrance ticket.

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