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Some must-see sights and Hotspots such as Schiecentrale, Euromast, Heerenhuys, Depot Boijmans van Beuningen, are located only 0.6 km away.

Hotels nearby Distance
Euromast 0.72 km
New Ocean Paradise Hotel Rotterdam 0.85 km
Supernova Hotel 0.86 km
Bilderberg Parkhotel 1.27 km
Le Marin Boutique Hotel 1.36 km


Restaurants nearby Distance
De Machinist 0.28 km
Verhip 0.54 km
Soif 0.66 km
Euromast 0.72 km
Parqiet 0.79 km
Museum Rotterdam1940 1945 Nu


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Museum Rotterdam '40-'45 NU is a poignant tribute to the history of Rotterdam during the dark days of the Second World War. Located in a former school on the Coolhaven in Rotterdam, this museum manages to keep the memories and stories of that time alive. In particular, it focuses on the pivotal moment of the German bombing in May 1940, which transformed the city, and the extraordinary resilience that followed in the years of reconstruction.

The museum's exhibits are a fascinating mix of tangible historical artifacts, poignant documents, detailed photographs, and gripping film footage. These elements are beautifully supplemented with personal testimonials from Rotterdammers who endured the war and its hardships. Visitors are taken on an emotional journey through this turbulent period, gaining a profound insight into how the war affected the lives of ordinary people.

The museum is also distinguished by its dedication to educational programs. It offers both adults and children the opportunity to learn and reflect on the impact of the war and its significance for the city and its inhabitants. These programs strive for understanding and awareness, and play a vital role in passing on historical lessons to future generations.

There are also the fascinating temporary exhibitions and events organized by the museum. These highlight various aspects of both Rotterdam's history and the broader context of the Second World War. It enriches visitors' understanding and encourages them to delve deeper into this crucial era.

The Rotterdam Balloon Company plays a significant role in celebrations and special occasions within the museum. With their colorful and joyful balloons, they add a touch of lightness to moments that might otherwise be subdued. It is a striking collaboration that respectfully pays tribute to the past and at the same time looks to the future with hope.

All in all, Museum Rotterdam '40-'45 NOW offers a powerful and educational insight into the history of Rotterdam during the Second World War. It illuminates the darkness of that time and shows how resilience and determination can blossom in the midst of adversity.



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serena ney
serena ney 05-06-2023
Great museum! €5 student discount. Although all the written text is in Dutch, at the ticket office they provide you: - a newspaper which is the translation of all the historical dates and facts printed on the walls (that you can keep) - and a laminated sheet with the story of the most important objects displayed The rest of objects, cards and flags I used Google Lens translation, and all together I had no problems understanding what was displayed. For the video they show, it can be any language they set, and as the majority of the people at the time preferred English, that was the audio selected. The stories in the video are connected to the objects on the walls, a beautiful touch that bring them to life. All in all it's a Highly Recommended Museum :-)


Geert Lambrechts
Geert Lambrechts 06-08-2023
Small museum. If you are looking for details and historic footage, your expectations will not be met. I'll explain myself: you have general info (written only in Dutch) on how the war started and some info on the Rotterdam bombings which give you a general idea. The motion picture shown is more about individuals and their specific situation than the facts as such. Nevertheless if you're more into memorabilia which are the core of this museum, this is perhaps the place to stop by. As a plus you're handed over a tablet of which the content is user-friendly built (see photo with yellow banner). After having keyed in some coordinates of the artefact, it will tell you what it is about. At the very end of your walk, there are some pictures projected foreseen of voice. To me very interesting, there facts are told.


Matthew Murray
Matthew Murray 07-07-2023
We really enjoyed this museum. It has a nice flow: first it goes over the history of WWII in Rotterdam and shows how severely the German bombings affected the city. Then it has a sizable collection of artifacts recovered from the city from 1939 to 1945, along with an English booklet with descriptions of some of the artifacts.


christian henares
christian henares 22-10-2023
The best place to know the history behind the bombing of Rotterdam and what happened after. The museum is very well provided with objects and stories of the WWII in Rotterdam, it even counts with a high tech demonstration of the bombing that tries to make an impact on the spectators. Besides, at the end of the pathway of the visit there's a room-playground with quizzes, which seemed a bit aimed to children I would say. The foreign visitor can get a newspaper styled visit guide that's available in English, German and French. Unfortunately, the testimonies of people who lived this tragedy are only available in Dutch, I'd recommend the museum to weigh the possibility of adding subtitles in the aforesaid languages since that is an important part of the experience to be missed.


Joash Alonsabe
Joash Alonsabe 28-04-2022
Amazing place and people. They've made efforts to make the museum able to accomodate for non-dutch people since most languages are dutch. Staff is very kind and caring for visitors. Do note that since the pandemic, they operate on a cashless transaction basis.



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