The Maritime Museum Harbour contains our exceptional collection of historic vessels and cranes, which we maintain in working condition. You are welcome to step aboard on the ships! 

Welcome on board!

Step on board one of our historic vessels and cranes in the Maritime Museum Harbour. They are still in working order. Smell the dieselfumes, experience the cramped working conditions, feel the wind through your hair and feel the swell of the Maas beneath. It all takes you back in time to the beginning of the 20th century, when the port of Rotterdam was still in the centre of the city.

Various ships and cranes are open every day. Our reception host will tell you which ones you can visit when you arrive. Ask about the boat trips on historic vessels that we organise during the summer months too.

From 28 October to 3 April 2020, our museum ships can only be visited with a guided tour. These tours are free for visitors to the Maritime Museum, reservation is not required. Ask our employees about the possibilities on arrival. The jetty, quay and lighthouse on the quay remain freely accessible.

Maritime District

The Maritime Museum and our harbour are situated in the heart of the Maritime District.