Museums in Rotterdam

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Museums in Rotterdam

"From cutting edge contemporary galleries to one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands, Rotterdam has a diverse collection of art and it’s not just confined to museums – you´ll find outdoor sculptures, installations and street art spread throughout the city."

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Top class museums in Rotterdam

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, such as the Comics Museum Rotterdam. See our page about museums for kids in Rotterdamfor 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.

 

 

Chabot museum

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

Marines museum

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

Tax & Customs Museum

Learn everything about paying and avoiding to pay taxes now and in the past.

Fort 1881

Experience bygone war days at the coastal defense museum at Hoek van Holland beach.

Dutch Photomuseum

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

Natural History Museum

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

Boijmans - Van Beuningen

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

Museum Rotterdam

Discover the versatile history of the city and its inhabitants.

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The New Institute

Learn everything about modern architecture in the Netherlands at the New Institute in Rotterdam.

Natural History Museum

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

Museum Rotterdam '40-'45 NU

Museum full of memories of World War II and the occupation of the Netherlands.

Marines museum

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

Dutch Photomuseum

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

Chabot museum

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