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Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

With the Rotterdam Balloon Company we visit the most beautiful places in Rotterdam and we are happy to share that experience with others. Find out what to see and do at Wereldmuseum Rotterdam and what our balloons are used for.

With the Rotterdam Balloon Company we visit the most beautiful places in Rotterdam and we are happy to share that experience with others. Find out what to see and do at Wereldmuseum Rotterdam and what our balloons are used for.

Table of Contents

  1. Hotels near Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
  2. Tips about Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
  3. Pictures of Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
  4. Accessibility Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
  5. Ask a Local


Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Hotels near Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Are you planning a visit to Wereldmuseum Rotterdam and are you looking for a hotel nearby? You can spend the night near Wereldmuseum Rotterdam in one of the following hotels. The following hotels are within walking distance of Wereldmuseum Rotterdam. NB! The distances are measured as the crow flies and may differ slightly from the actual walking distance.

Pictures Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

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BalloondropBalloonsPrinted Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
BalloondropBalloonsPrinted Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Helium Balloons Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Helium Balloons Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Cloudbuster Round Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Cloudbuster Round Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Table Decoration 3 balloons Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Table Decoration 3 balloons Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Wereld Museum - Everything You Need To Know About History Of Rotterdam

It's needless to say that people visit Rotterdam for the rivers, green spots, huge ports, stunning harbors, and the most amazing skyline with the river view and modern architectural buildings. However, this is not all about Rotterdam because it has a rich history that's meant to be savored. So, if you are visiting Rotterdam, it's time you add Wereld Museum to your bucket list!

The Brief

Previously known as the Museum Voor Land-en Volkenkunde, Wereld Museum is one of the best museums to visit in Europe since it's an ethnographic museum. It is located at Willemskade, Rotterdam, and has been around since 1883. According to the experts, there are more than 1800 unique and full-of-history ethnographic objects that have been collected from the Islamic heritage as well as Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas.

It's a great place to visit if you want to gain insights into different cultures from all around the globe. In addition to the ethnic objects, there are various exhibitions hosted in the museums, which reflect the ideas about Rotterdam's colonial past, travel passion, IR (yes, international relations), and commercial aspects. The objects placed in this museum are collected from a period of over 2000 years.

The people of Rotterdam took over 160 years to collect these objects. It wouldn't be wrong to say that the collection and building of the Wereld Museum are simply the city's products in terms of history and appearance. When you purchase the entrance ticket for the museum, you also get an audio tour. On the other hand, if you prefer guided tours, it's best to visit during the weekend.

As far as the group tours are concerned, they can be booked for over fifteen people, but ten is the minimum count. The museum can be reached through tram line seven, or you can also hop on the water taxi. In addition to this, you can opt for Leuvehaven metro station as it is only a ten-minute walk from the museums. Also, the car can be parked in the parking garage of the Erasmus Bridge.


Isn't it cool to host your events and conferences in a museum? Surrounded by thousands of years old artifacts and ethnic objects? Well, if you've always wanted to host an event in the museum, Wereld Museum allows the users to host the event. It has enough space to cater to 450 guests at a time, and since the museum can be accessed through public transport, your guests will have no issue reaching the place.

All the events are planned by the professionals according to your preferences. The unique thing about Wereld Museum is that you can host culinary events where Rotterdam-specific foods are served, but you can always ask the administration to share the catering options and menu with you.


The museum can be easily accessed as you don't need to book the tickets online or in advance. However, the on-site ticketing might have a queue, so you can opt for online and advance ticker booking if you don't like standing in a queue.

Educational Experience

For the longest time, this museum has been advertised as the museum of people, and it's living up to the expectations. That's because every ethnic object on display boasts a human story and entices curiosity, and tells tales about different cultures and ethnicities from around the globe. While it can be challenging to understand everything on your own, there are educational programs available to help you out.

The educational programs are designed in the form of exhibitions and are tailored according to the education level and age of the person.


On top of everything, if you want to visit the Wereld Museum, you can visit any day during Tuesday and Friday while the timings are from 10 AM to 5 PM. The weekend timings are 11 AM to 5 PM. However, the museum won't be open on Monday, but they make an exception if there is a national school day!

On a concluding note, the museum is stunning and oozes human stories wherever you turn. All in all, it's worth your time and ticket, so book a ticket online!

The collection of the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam provides insight into cultures from all over the world. The exhibitions in the Wereldmuseum are a reflection of the passion for travel, international relations, the colonial past and the commercial spirit of Rotterdam and the people of Rotterdam. The objects cover a period of approximately 2000 years and have been collected over a period of approximately 160 years by Rotterdammers, for Rotterdammers. The beautiful building in the historic Scheepsvaartkwartier and its collection are both literally and figuratively a product of the city of Rotterdam, its history and Mentality.

The beautiful monumental building of the Wereldmuseum has a contemporary Restaurant and Caf with a World cuisine and various rooms where an event can be given shape in different ways. From ceremony to party, everything is possible in the Wereldmuseum!

Discover over 80,000 objects representing 127 different cultures in one of Rotterdam's most iconic buildings with this admission ticket to the Wereldmuseum. Enjoy the recently reopened children's museum.

Buy your Ticket for the World Museum



Address   Willemskade 25, 3016 DM Rotterdam [Map]
Website   https://www.wereldmuseum.nl
Parking garage   Erasmusbrug (0.41 km.)
Subway station    Leuvehaven (0.57 km.)
Tram stop    Willemskade Rotterdam (0.09 km.)
Railway station   Treinstation Rotterdam Blaak (1.48 km.)

Free Parking is available at P+R Slinge (3.82 km.). You must then continue your journey to by public transport using your OV chip card.


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