Museum Rotterdam



History of the city


Permanent exhibition


Museum Rotterdam, Rodezand 26, Rotterdam


entrance fee adults: €7,50 p.p. ((€ 9,- per 1-1-2019)
entrance fee kids, age 4 to 17: €2,50 p.p.
free entrance for kids till age 4
(per 1-1-2019 t / m age 17: free)

Show rebates

Opening hours

opening hours Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 am till 5 pm
Sundays and holidays, 11 am till 5 pm

closed on Mondays

This location will be renovated from November 5, 2018. The exhibitions History of the city and Rotterdammers and their city are accessible, but you may be hampered by the noise of the renovation. Entrée is therefore free from November 3 to December 14, 2018.

Show hours for holidays and vacations

In History of the City, Museum Rotterdam, Stadsarchief Rotterdam and BOOR whisk you off on an extraordinary journey through time. Shipping containers crammed with authentic Rotterdam heritage offer you an experience of different historical eras.

We start with the first settlements on the Maas Estuary, and the humble beginnings of Rotterdam in the middle ages, followed by a glimpse of the wonderful second trading city of the Republic and the rapidly expanding industrial port city. And show how, after the wartime bombing, Rotterdam arises from the ashes – once more a dynamic, global city.

Today’s Rotterdammers bring the city of the past firmly into the present, with stories about their work and the historic roots of their occupations.

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