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Museum Rotterdam 40-45 NU

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Address: Coolhaven 375, 3015 GC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 10 484 8931
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nice little museum with friendly staff

Had a quick visit to this WW2 museum late in the day. Very helpful staff who sent us straight into the audio-visual display so we didn't miss it. Very moving. There were... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This museum provides history of the bombing of Rotterdam and WWII. They have a great video in Dutch, I don't understand Dutch, but I could still understand and feel what story the museum was trying to tell. The displays are not in English, but they provide a paper with great explanations. Highly recommend this museum. Also, some reviews noted they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The museum was a little hard to find. It is very small. When you enter, you watch a film, which is all right, but then for the rest of the visit, as you walk around, artifacts, posters, etc are all bunched together behind glass cases. Everything seems to be jammed together and not all things are labeled or explained. My... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The place is hard to find. It is behind the state house. Although very small there are some good ideas and exhibits here. The positive is a very affable staff. The guys standing around are great. The people who designed this are totally incompetent. Firstly there are some fine displays but the lay out and organisation is sloppy. Even worse... More 

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1 Thank petersj
Berkeley CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Extensive collection of artifacts of the German occupation of Rotterdam. Photos, ration cards, secret radios, posters for the food kitchens (many starved in the winter 1944-45). English translation available for most of the history. The extent to which people were hungry and miserable, as opposed to persecuted, was hard to judge, as was the attitude of (non-Jewish) Dutch towards the... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Nice little museum just a few steps away from subway station "Coolhaven". A lot of background information on the attack on Rotterdam and the bombing which destroyed a large part of the city center. The have iPads for rent so you can look into the story behind all the items they have on display. The staff is really friendly. There... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Had a quick visit to this WW2 museum late in the day. Very helpful staff who sent us straight into the audio-visual display so we didn't miss it. Very moving. There were headphones which we hoped would have an English translation of the commentary, but maybe this hadn't been organised because of our sudden entrance. A helpful Dutch lad sitting... More 

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1 Thank MDB-Bham
Sao Carlos, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Interesting museum for those who wants to know an important part of the history of Rotterdam and the Netherlands, with items, photographs, uniforms and videos from the Second World War and the Dutch resistance.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a superb little museum with many artifacts and an important story to tell. It is centred on Rotterdam and many of the key parts of the WW2 narrative are played out in and around the city, such as the German invasion, the defence of the Maas bridge and the bombing of the city. Weaved into this is the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

A little off the traditional tourist route but easily reached by Metro. It is just outside Coolhaven Station. The museum tells the story of Rotterdam during the Second World War. We used a printed English guide which translated the major information boards. Multi media displays tell the story with respect and empathy. A truly moving memorial and also a thought... More 

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1 Thank weegordie
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Located under the Pieter de Hoochbrug Bridges, just outside the Coolhaven Metro station, this museum tells the story of Rotterdam in World War Two and is well worth a visit. Starting with a basic overview of the situation in the city just prior to the outbreak of the war, the nicely put-together displays take you through the destruction of Rotterdam... More 

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