Keeping in mind the turbulent history of the city of Rotterdam and its port, it’s no surprise you’ll find plenty of museums that take you by the hand into the history of art, trade, politics and nature.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
With a collection spanning centuries from the 13th century till today, art lovers will definitely feel at home in the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Next to modern art you find toasters that were never produced, East German pottery and various commercial products that were carefully [...] Continue reading about Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Belasting & Douane Museum
For everything about the history of taxes down to smuggled goods throughout the centuries, you head for the Belasting & Douane Museum (Tax & Customs Museum) in Rotterdam. And we're not talking about lengthy tax forms, but anything ranging from paintings to smuggle objects, antique [...] Continue reading about Belasting & Douane Museum.
It's not every day that you visit a museum in a villa, but the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam is actually housed in it. This museum with its many works by Hendrik Chabot, a Dutch art painter and sculptor, shows you paintings, drawings, statues and more [...] Continue reading about Chabot Museum.
Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
Situated at the Leuvehaven you find the Maritiem Museum (Maritime Museum) where you can come and explore, among others, the oldest ship model of Western Europe. A fun section for the kids is the area of Professor Plons who is about to make a trip [...] Continue reading about Maritiem Museum Rotterdam.
The Timmerhuis behind the city hall is where you come and visit the Museum Rotterdam. A great place to explore the inspiring exhibitions, educational presentations and research into the municipal heritage. This translates into a variety of exhibitions that are sure to fascinate. From the [...] Continue reading about Museum Rotterdam.
Museum Rotterdam ’40-’45 NU
The impact of the Second World War, felt all the more in Rotterdam due to the bombings, is clearly exhibited in the Museum Rotterdam ’40-’45 NU (Museum Rotterdam ’40-’45 Now). From the propaganda which was used during the first steps of the German army to [...] Continue reading about Museum Rotterdam ’40-’45 NU.
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
Dozens of animal species and for each specie a number of variations, the gigantic skeleton of an elephant and unique fossils from Dutch soil. And that is only part of what you can expect of the ongoing exhibition of the Natuurhistorisch Museum (Natural History Museum) [...] Continue reading about Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam.
From the library to the interactive floor and the millions of pieces that belong to the collection of the museum, make the Fotomuseum (Photo Museum) in Rotterdam worth a visit. The Dark Room of the museum is where you discover the permanent collection about the [...] Continue reading about Nederlands Fotomuseum.
The Wereldmuseum (World Museum) in Rotterdam, with a freely accessible fixed collection, offers a semi annual themed exhibition. The free collections consists of 1,800 pieces from cultures from all around the world. The origin of this collection are the tradesmen and scientists who traveled around [...] Continue reading about Wereldmuseum.