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Neighbourhood: Nieuwe Werk
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Address: Willemskade 25, 3016 DM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 10 270 7172
10:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Africa for Rotterdam

What a amazing experience on a Saturday morning! Besides the normal collections we came to see the AFRIKA 010 collection. It exhibits top pieces as the source of inspiration... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a amazing experience on a Saturday morning! Besides the normal collections we came to see the AFRIKA 010 collection. It exhibits top pieces as the source of inspiration for art, design, architecture, fashion, jewelry, and music from Africa. These items present a parade of impressions and "...an enrapturing visual experience such as statues and masks, largely hailing from a... More 

Thank PetervanderGiessen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Found this hidden gem of Rotterdam while walking back to my house after trip from Kinderdijk. Near to Waterbus stop and very beautiful museum at perfect location. Many amazing artifacts kept here and the special one is at the entrance of the museum. The statue of Lord Ganesha with the background of New Rotterdam is very beautiful and has amazing... More 

1 Thank Ragu88
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite museum, the rooms are beautiful, the building is gorgeous and the staff is always super friendly. The museum is is suited for people who don't like noise. I think its too expensive though

Thank IzziesModernLife
Belfast, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited here to see the African exhibition, it is stunning. The power figures are amazing and costumes, headdresses and other artefacts a treat. You can listen to a commentaryear at various points throughost the exhibition - it's well worth taking advantage of this. The other exhibitions are just as exciting - the World of the Dalai Lama, the Light of... More 

Thank PatOcarson
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I went already twice to this museum and I enjoyed both times. It's hard to define the specific of this museum (it's name actually means world museum), it's an art collection from all over the world (the collection change but includes Buddists sculptures, Middle Eastern works, Oceanic art, etc). The eclecticism, instead of making it confusing, I think makes the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Wereldmuseum is a relatively small, but highly entertaining museum. It has a string focus on both the African (temporary) and Buddhist(regular collection) cultures. At times it felt overly elite, with details and language far surpassing regular knowledge level(with sometimes words I've never heard before, as native Dutch University student). It can be visited in a 1.5 hour to 2 hour... More 

Thank Tom D
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Today I went to the museum, I was greeted by very friendly and helpfull staff, the explained how the museum was laid out, that you need to start at the third floor and work your way down. At the moment they are busy with setting up an African exposition due to which I couldn't see the whole museum, in six... More 

1 Thank Ronald_jelle
Luyksgestel, The Netherlands
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Certainly worth a visit, but too expensive for a small museum (unless you have a Dutch Museum card). They do have Westmalle Tripel in the cafe.

1 Thank Luyksgestelkid
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

There's a lot of Musea in Rotterdam, but this one should probably be in your top 3 to visit at all times. Especially when you're also going for a fancy bite to eat.

Thank Mark O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in ancient especially Asian cultures, this is the place for you. It's been a while that I've visited the permanent collection but just recently I checked out the special exhibit on the Persians and I loved it. Great setup and awesome artifacts. Plus, the museum offers extra activities on certain dates (check out the schedule on... More 

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