The Rotterdam Maritime Museum was founded at the end of the 19th century. Prince Henry of Holland, grandfather of Queen Beatrix. Initially, only a few enthusiasts worked here, but today the team has 60 employees and 200 volunteers.
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  6. Working hours*:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm
    Sunday and public holidays: 11am – 5pm
  7. Prices*:
    Adults: € 14,00
    Children aged 4 to 15: € 10,00
    Museumkaart: Free
    Children under 4: Free
  8. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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The Maritime Museum is located near the centre of Rotterdam, just a five-minute walk from the Erasmus Bridge and Kolsingel Street. The total number of exhibits is more than 1 million, and the period they cover is as much as six centuries! Today, this museum dedicated to the history of the fleet is the oldest maritime museum in the Netherlands and is one of the five best maritime museums in the world.
The exhibition complex consists of the main building, which houses most of the objects and artefacts, and the adjacent harbour, which was merged with the museum in 2014. This small bay belonging to the Port of Levehaven contains an incredible collection of ships and cranes, all of which are located in fully working condition.

Features of the main exhibition complex
The building of the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam is a four-storey building in the form of a quadrangle, cut diagonally. The author of the project, the architect Wilhelm Kvist, used the popular 19th-century interior design for the interior design. modern style. Inside the building there is a three-story wall with unique exhibits of ship models:
 1. On the ground floor, there is an exhibition on the history of the Port of Rotterdam. Wall screens set up around a huge model of the city broadcast newsreels of events related to the harbor's past and present.
 2. On the second floor, there is an exhibition dedicated to the various campaigns and ships of the Royal Navy. Particular attention is paid to the Dutch transport campaign, and in one of the halls, there is an old model of a 15th-century ship.
 3. On the third floor, there is an exposition entitled "The Glory and Strength of the Dutch Navy". This collection contains a collection of models of guns, old globes, maps, atlases, navigation instruments, ship equipment, as well as manuscripts and artefacts telling about discoveries and Dutch expeditions.

How to get there?
There are three ways to get to the museum building:
By tram. Routes 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 run from the central station of the city to the Beurs stop.
On foot. From the central station, the walk to the museum building will take 20 minutes, from the Blaak stop - 20 minutes.
Metro. You will need to get on the train on any of the lines - A, B, C, D, E, and then get off at the Beurs station.