Marines museum Rotterdam

Wijnhaven 7-13, 3011 WH Rotterdam
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Description

The Museum as a story teller

The Marine Corps, who has not heard of them? Chances are that you once dreamed as a child to go to the Marine Corps. Or perhaps you've done it and the Marines are a part of your life. The Marines Museum tells the story of this almost 350 year old military component in detail. From its founding in 1665 by Johan de Witt and Michiel de Ruyter, internationally known names of format, to date, nearly 350 years of documented history can not possibly be bored in this beautiful museum! And of course, the Marine Museum in Rotterdam, because the Marine Corps has always had a strong connection with Rotterdam. So the Corps has an impressive role in the defense of the Maas bridges in World War II. And there are still Marines based in Rotterdam at the Van Ghent barracks.

Impressive collection of the Marine Corps

The collection of the museum is as impressive as the Marine Corps itself. There are paintings, clothing, equipment, documents, photographs, and even complete vehicles on display for visitors. It gives you the best possible chance to take a look at the long history of the force and how the force looks like now. The contents of the museum is interesting and there is something to see everywhere to see and possibly touch.

Exhibitions in the Marines Museum

The Marine Museum organizes exhibitions, making it worthwhile to come back later to go for a fun day at the museum. To children's thoughts and there are several activities for your kids something about the history and the Marine Corps to learn. The Marine Corps is intertwined with the history of the Netherlands, including their operations in the East (Indonesia, when East India) and West (Caribbean, Curacao). Each exhibition lasts several months after which a new exhibition is being organized.

The museum for a fun day out

The Marine Museum is in the Old harbour next to the White House, the first skyscraper in Rotterdam, while the tallest building in Europe. A visit to the museum is ideally combined with a terrace in the old harbor and visit the famous cube houses of Piet Blom!


Image - 08 Aug, 2017 -

Els van der Slik

" Drie verdiepingen vol info over het ontstaan van het korps mariniers en hun werk in het verleden (meidagen 1940) maar ook hun missies van nu. De eerste verdieping is voor kids in de leeftijd van 7 tot 12 interessant: een leerzame speurtocht over "spoorzoeken als een marinier". We misten wel informatie over de relatie van het korps met de Van Ghentkazerne in Rotterdam... Maar misschien hebben we dat over het hoofd gezien?"

Image - 25 Jul, 2017 -

Ertan KALMIS

" Well I didn't go into museum. Those are just the corner pictures from the museum."

Image - 22 Jul, 2017 -

Ricardo Stilting

" Kinderen met moeite kunnen laten boeien, voor volwassenen is het beter te doen. Desondanks heeft men wel een aantal kinderactiviteiten. Veel filmmateriaal!"

Image - 13 Mar, 2016 -

Fran Villalba Segarra

" Excellent"

Image - 25 Oct, 2015 -

Stephane Renaud

" The collection does not contain sufficient items for an interesting visit. Prefer scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam. "

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