Museum Rotterdam



History of the city

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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Permanent exhibition

Location Timmerhuis

Museum Rotterdam, Rodezand 26, Rotterdam


Entrance fee adults: € 9,-p.p.
Entrance fee kids up to 17: free

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Opening hours

Important: in connection with painting the space for the new exhibition 750 years Rotte | dam, the museum will be closed on Monday 31 August.

From the 1th of July we apply the following rules:

There must be 1,5 meters between visitors and staff at all times

A maximum of 60 people may be in the museum at the same time

It is only possible to pay with pin or credit card

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

Open on Mondays during school holidays from 10 am till 5 pm
Outside school holidays the museum is closed on Mondays (schools can visit by appointment)

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