Museum Rotterdam - 40'-45'-NU




‘40-‘45 NOW

The years 1940 to 1945 left deep scars on Rotterdam. Our second museum venue, next to Coolhaven metro station, brings you face to face with the war years and the bombing. You won’t want to miss this part of our museum, which offers an immersive multimedia experience with authentic objects and stories. We also explore the connection between past and present here - even today, peace and liberty are not as self-evident as we may think.

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Permanent exhibition

Location Coolhaven

Museum Rotterdam '40 - '45 NU, Coolhaven 375, Rotterdam


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

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Opening hours

Due to school visits:

29 October open from 1 pm
30 October open from 11 am

6, 10, 13 and 17 November open from 3 pm
18 November open from 11 am
20, 24 and 27 November open from 2 pm


Due to the tightening of the corona measures, it is mandatory to reserve a time slot and we apply the following rules:

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

A maximum of 16 people may be in the museum at the same time

Wearing a non-medical mouth mask is mandatory, this applies to visitors from the age of 13. Masks are available at the museum desk

It is only possible to pay with pin or credit card

Reservations can be made by e-mail stating time slot and location (Timmerhuis or Coolhaven) via: or by telephone +31 10 2176767. The reservation is valid after a confirmation

Time slots Tuesdays to Saturdays:
10 am to 1 pm
2 pm to 5 pm

Time slots Sunday:
11 am to 1:30 pm
2 pm to 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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