Marines museum

In this museum you can learn everything about the elite corps of the Dutch Navy, the Marine Corps!

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The Museum as a story teller

The Marine Corps, who has not heard of them? Chances are that you once dreamed as a child to go to the Marine Corps. Or perhaps you’ve done it and the Marines are a part of your life. The Marines Museum tells the story of this almost 350 year old military component in detail. From its founding in 1665 by Johan de Witt and Michiel de Ruyter, internationally known names of format, to date, nearly 350 years of documented history can not possibly be bored in this beautiful museum! And of course, the Marine Museum in Rotterdam, because the Marine Corps has always had a strong connection with Rotterdam. So the Corps has an impressive role in the defense of the Maas bridges in World War II. And there are still Marines based in Rotterdam at the Van Ghent barracks.

Impressive collection of the Marine Corps

The collection of the museum is as impressive as the Marine Corps itself. There are paintings, clothing, equipment, documents, photographs, and even complete vehicles on display for visitors. It gives you the best possible chance to take a look at the long history of the force and how the force looks like now. The contents of the museum is interesting and there is something to see everywhere to see and possibly touch.

Exhibitions in the Marines Museum

The Marine Museum organizes exhibitions, making it worthwhile to come back later to go for a fun day at the museum. To children’s thoughts and there are several activities for your kids something about the history and the Marine Corps to learn. The Marine Corps is intertwined with the history of the Netherlands, including their operations in the East (Indonesia, when East India) and West (Caribbean, Curacao). Each exhibition lasts several months after which a new exhibition is being organized.

The museum for a fun day out

The Marine Museum is in the Old harbour next to the White House, the first skyscraper in Rotterdam, while the tallest building in Europe. A visit to the museum is ideally combined with a terrace in the old harbor and visit the famous cube houses of Piet Blom!


Q How can I get to Marines museum by public transport?

The Marines Museum is located in the Old Harbour area in Rotterdam, near the White House. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro, tram or bus to Station Blaak.

Q Is there a parking close to Marines museum?

If you come by car, you can park your car in the Oude Haven parking.