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    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 War and Resistance Museum, the Marines Museum and the Coastal Defense Museum. 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.

    Discount on museums in Rotterdam
    Rotterdam Tourist Information offers special coupon booklets with discount on museums, such as the Rotterdam Welcome Card or the Museum Park Ticket.

    Boijmans - Van Beuningen
    Boijmans - Van Beuningen
    Art from the middle ages till present with famous works of Van Gogh, Monet, Dali and Duchamp.

    Rotterdams Welvaren
    Rotterdams Welvaren
    Experience the reconstruction of the 18th century ship, one of the largest ship replicas in the world!

    Maritime Museum
    Maritime Museum
    Learn everything about the Port of Rotterdam in the past and present and admire the rare historic ships open-air at Leuvehaven.

    The New Insitute
    The New Insitute
    Learn everything about modern architecture in the Netherlands at the NAi in Rotterdam.

    Kunsthal Rotterdam
    Kunsthal Rotterdam
    Enjoy the original expositions in this modern art museum, which is a typical example of modern Rotterdam design.

    Rotterdam '40-'45 NU
    Rotterdam '40-'45 NU
    Museum full of memories of World War II and the occupation of the Netherlands.

    World Museum
    World Museum
    Admire the art collection, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Michelin star restaurant and lounge at the pretty waterfront terrace.

    Natural History Museum
    Natural History Museum
    Discover how animals and nature live and see the skeleton of the huge Asian elephant Ramon!

    Nederlands Fotomuseum
    Nederlands Fotomuseum
    View photographs and learn everything about the Dutch society during the 19th and 20th century.

    Depot Rotterdam
    Depot Rotterdam
    Take some unique pictures at this reflective flowerpot shaped art depot of Museum Boijmans at Museumpark.

    Tax & Customs Museum
    Tax & Customs Museum
    Learn everything about paying and avoiding to pay taxes now and in the past.

    Marines Museum
    Marines Museum
    In this museum you can learn everything about the elite corps of the Dutch Navy, the Marine Corps!

    Chabot Museum
    Chabot Museum
    Museum dedicated to the Dutch artist Henk Chabot with many paintings, drawings and sculptures.

    Coastal Defense Museum
    Coastal Defense Museum
    This museum is a real fort with canons and old army vehicles.

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