summer holidays: open every day and museum harbour until 8 PM

From 17 July to 29 August, the Maritime Museum is open every day and the Maritime Museum Harbour is open until 8 pm, so on summer evenings our quay is a good place to stay. Come discover, play, listen, lounge and enjoy, with a view of the skyline of Rotterdam. Discover our museum harbour >

Main building

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays and public holidays: 11 am - 5 pm
In school holidays we’re also open on Mondays: 10 am - 5 pm

Maritime Museum Harbour - this summer open until 8.00 pm

Our lighthouse, jetty and historic ships and cranes 10 am - 5 pm (From 17 July to 29 August open until 8 pm)
Our workshops in pavilion:  12 am - 5 pm (From 17 July to 29 August open until 8 pm)
Summer activities on the quay: 12 am - 5 pm (From 17 July to 29 August open until 8 pm)

The Maritime Museum is closed on Mondays apart from school holidays, New Year's Day, King's Day and Christmas Day.

Museum café - this summer open for drinks & bites until 8.30 pm

With a view of the historic Maritime Museum Harbour, you can enjoy a good cup of coffee with freshly baked apple pie, delicious lunch or drinks in our museum café. The terrace is also open.
Reservations can be made by calling +31 (0)10 - 402 92 00. It is also possible to reserve a table on site with our employees.

From 17 July to 29 August, the museum cafe is open daily until 8.30 pm

Ice salon Loeve - this summer open until 8.30 pm

From July 6 till August 29 from 12.00 - 8.30 pm

Museum shop

Our Museum shop is open during opening hours of our main building.


The museum library can be visited by appointment for research. The library is accessible on Fridays between 10 am and 5 pm. Reservation is necessary. Send an email to with your desired date and time of visit.