Museums in Rotterdam
Rotterdam: world class museums!
The museums in Rotterdam are certainly worth a visit: Rotterdam offers a wide variety of museums and permanent exhibitions. Some of the museums in Rotterdam are internationally reknowned, but there are also lesser known quite specialized museums that are certainly worth a visit!
Famous museums in Rotterdam
There are a number of museums in Rotterdam, which gained international fame and display top collections. One of these famous museums in Rotterdam is the Boijmans - Van Beuningen Museum, where you can admire medieval works of old masters, but modern art as well. The World Museum is one of those big museums in Rotterdam as well, which has an impressive collection of art objects gathered from all over the world. In addition there is the Maritime Museum, the shipping and harbour museum of Rotterdam and last but not least the famous Kunsthal exhibition centre, where you can find interesting ever changing exhibitions.
Surprisingly interesting museums in Rotterdam
Besides those big names there are also a number of other museums in Rotterdam which are worth a visit. For example, the Natural History Museum and the Netherlands Architecture Institute, where you can learn about modern architecture in Rotterdam. At Museum Rotterdam you'll learn everything about the history and life in Rotterdam. Some museums in Rotterdam relate to the 2nd World War, such as the Warmuseum Rotterdam '40-'45, the Marines Museum and the Fort 1881. The Nederlands Fotomuseum gives an impression of the work of Dutch photographers and finally, Shipyard De Delft offers one of the largest replicas of an 18th century VOC ship.
Visit Rotterdam museums with children
Nearly all museums in Rotterdam offer a special program for children ranging from special exhibitions to treasure hunts. See our page about museums for kids in Rotterdam for a complete overview.