5 Must-See Museums in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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5 Must-See Museums in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Your trip to a foreign city won’t be complete without paying a visit to a museum that could

A better way to get to know a place’s history than reading is experiencing it.

Here’s a short and efficient list of all 5 museums you should check out when in Rotterdam:

1.Kijk-Kubus

First on our list is Rotterdam’s most notable quirky architecture, Kijk-Kubus, otherwise knowns as the Show Cube in English. Many of the cube houses are owned privately by locals except for one. The museum invites visitors to check out its fully decorated house of the ‘Blaakse Bos’. This part of the Cube House built and designed by architect Piet Blom around 1982-1984.

What to expect

Display of models, photographs and multimedia representations of how the cube houses were brought to existence.

Details

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 – 17:00

Address: Kijk-Kubus, Overblaak 70, Rotterdam (Easy to reach on foot from Markthal)

Call: +31 10 414 2285

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2. Museum Bojiman Van Beunigen

Housing world-class collection of paintings, sculptures and other forms of art from the classical era to the modern world, Museum Bojiman Van Beunigen is definitely the most unmissable museum in Rotterdam.

What to expect

Exhibitions showcasing Boijmans and other masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Rubens, Van Eyck, Fra Angelico, Durer, Bosch, Seghers, as well as a rich collection of other Dutch Masters.

Visit their website for a complete schedule of their upcoming exhibitions.

Details

Hours:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: Museum Park 18-203015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Call: +31 10 441 9445
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3. Maritiem Museum

One of the world’s most impressive museum port of its kind is Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. It has an interactive Mainport live exhibit and showcases about half a million nautical-related objects and ships from ancient to modern displays. Founded in 1874, it is also the oldest maritime museum in Netherlands and is the second most visited museum in Rotterdam.

What to expect

Objects from navigation devices, ships, shipbuilding, blueprints, models, paintings and more, can be found throughout the museum. While it is perfect across all ages, it can also be best experienced by kids as there are a lot of activities that can keep them entertained.

Visit their website for further info.

Details

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Call: +31 10 413 2680

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4. Museum Rotterdam

Founded in 1905 as a Museum of Antiquities, the Museum Rotterdam will not fall short in telling you its rich history of rising from destruction. Since the war in 1940, the city have struggled to rebuild and reintroduce their country from the rubble.

What to expect

Permanent exhibition of over 40,000 individual artefacts, regularly hosted temporary exhibitions of relevant periods, places and people from Rotterdam’s history.

Details

Address: Museum Rotterdam, Timmerhuis, Rodezand 26, Rotterdam 

Call: +31 10 217 6750

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5. Kunsthal Rotterdam

Designed by world-famous Dutch architect Rem Koolhas, Art Hall Rotterdam have always housed to temporary modern art exhibits. At first glance, this museum can seem too modern, stiff and straightforward but let it not fool you. Every facade of this iconic museum tricks the vision. Looking at one side can make it seem open and transparent while looking from the other side can look fragmented like a collage of separate elements, so tricky that you can’t even tell which one’s the front and which one’s the back.

What to expect

Several exhibitions that crosses over various art and discipline are held at the same time so we suggest  visiting their website for exhibition details. Pay one ticket and access all exhibition displays.

Details

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Westzeedijk 3413015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Call: +31 10 440 0300

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A visit to a foreign city can never be complete without paying a visit to its museums. Make time to get to know a city’s story and tick five of these museums off your things to do.

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