Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour, Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the Dutch area of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It's got a rich diversity of museums, where you'll be amazed by the gorgeous and fully-featured exhibits. Check out our rundown of all the best, most famous museums in the city.
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Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam (See other walking tours in Rotterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: valery
Public Transport Museum

1) Public Transport Museum

The Public Transport Museum provides a complete picture of Rotterdam's public transport history. You won't encounter real vehicles here, but charming scale models that reflect both past and present ways of traveling. You'll also get a fascinating historical overview of how public transport has evolved in the city over the...   view more
Openlucht Binnenvaart Museum

2) Openlucht Binnenvaart Museum

The Openlucht Binnenvaart Museum has a fantastic collection of historic inland waterway boats that fills much of the basin. Take a stroll around and have a look at the boats as well as the ongoing restoration, even when the museum is...   view more
Het Schielandshuis

3) Het Schielandshuis (must see)

The Schielandshuis dates back to 1665 and is the only historical edifice in the city centre that survived the ravages of war. The building was under restoration for a long time before it finally reopened as a museum in 1986. It once served as a residence and a place for receptions and meetings. Now, after the museum's relocation, new tenants came in: Rotterdam Partners, Rotterdam Tourist Information, the Rotterdam Council for Art and Culture, and NAi...   view more
Maritime Museum of Rotterdam

4) Maritime Museum of Rotterdam (must see)

The Maritime Museum of Rotterdam opened in 1874, making it the oldest maritime museum in the Netherlands. It offers its visitors many different educational programs as well as numerous exhibits. From humble beginnings as a museum with model ships and a small print library, the center's collection of maritime memorabilia has swelled to around 850,000 pieces.

Next to the Maritime Museum lies the open-air Maritime Museum Harbour, which merged with the Maritime Museum in 2014 and contains...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Chabot Museum

5) Chabot Museum

The Chabot Museum is a museum dedicated to the Dutch painter and sculptor Hendrik Chabot, housed in a monumental villa in the Museum Park in Rotterdam. The museum's collection includes works from the Schortemeijer years twenty and a collection of 26 works from the Second World War , from the private collection of Mrs. Toll-Breugem. The museum is housed in a white villa designed in 1938 for CH Kraayeveld in the style of New Objectivity by architects GW baas and L. Stokla, former bureau chief...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

6) Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (must see)

The main art museum in Rotterdam began in 1847 with the collection of Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans (1767-1847). In 1958, the collection of businessman Daniël George van Beuningen (1877-1955) was added. At this point, the museum acquired its current name. It has a diverse collection ranging from medieval to modern art, with a focus on Dutch art. Though much of the collection came to the museum through the two private collections mentioned above, many others have contributed throughout the years....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Natuurhistorisch Museum

7) Natuurhistorisch Museum

This museum, located in Villa Dijkzigt, dates back to 1852 and is one of the Netherlands' largest natural history museums. Originally built for the Van Hoboken family by J.F. Metzelaar, the building was extended with a modern glass pavilion in 1995. The museum has exhibitions, activities, educational programs, conducted tours, quests and options for children’s parties, as well as a shop and a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rotterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

Visitors seeking culture will get the utmost pleasure from their trip to Rotterdam. It's a place that is both open to cultural growth and very much in touch with modern cultural trends. Lots of cultural music events and festivals are held in the city each year. Check out our tour of the top cultural attractions in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Holland's major port, Rotterdam is an attraction in its own right, totally rebuilt after WWII, hence featuring bold, modern architecture, sometimes as peculiar as the world-famous Cubic Houses. The local Maritime Museum, displaying vintage ships and exhibits, attests to the city's great seafaring past. To get to know Rotterdam in its variety, follow this orientation walk and explore the galore of local sights.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Cool Walking Tour, Rotterdam

Cool Walking Tour, Rotterdam

What a great name this neighborhood of beautiful streets in central Rotterdam has. Once a manor west of Rotterdam, from 1809 to 1816 it was a separate municipality before being annexed by the city. Be sure to take this tour and visit the multitude of the attractions in this fun and friendly district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Nightlife Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a unique city that sparkles with the liveliest nightlife in the Netherlands. It's got a festival atmosphere that provides visitors with a great deal of enjoyment. There are a number of movies and musical attractions here as well. Take our walking nightlife tour to find the city's top night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Rotterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rotterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Modern Architecture Walking Tour, Rotterdam

Modern Architecture Walking Tour, Rotterdam

The Kop van Zuid (Head of the South) area is an old harbor district which has been transformed into a modern city quarter with high-rise buildings. Take our tour to discover the best sights of Kop van Zuid, including Montevideo, the highest building in the Netherlands.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km

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Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Just as any other major Dutch destination, Rotterdam is associated with sea, excellent cheeses, marvelous beer, good food and, generally speaking, good taste. A set of gifts from Rotterdam will duly reflect any, if not all, of these qualities. Listed here are some of the items that might prove well...