The Harbor

Immerse yourself in the story of the port of Rotterdam, based on dozens of ship models from the collection of the Maritime Museum! A number of unique models have not been on display for decades and have been completely restored, especially for this exhibition. Whoever says Rotterdam, says port city. Where better than at the Maritime Museum, where the largest seaport in Europe once began, to dive into the story of this iconic place? You can stroll around endlessly and discover which moments made the harbor a place where everything is big, bigger, biggest.

Collection in the spotlight

In ‘The Harbour’ the collection of the Maritime Museum, which covers six centuries of maritime history and is one of the best in the world according to experts, plays a leading role. More than seventy models of ships, cranes and dredgers are on display, as well as about a hundred paintings and photographs. These objects provide a wonderful picture of the developments in the port of Rotterdam. How did the invention of the container change everything there? And what was the tragic fate of the first Dutch ocean liner?

‘The Harbour’ can be seen until 6 March 2022 at the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam.


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