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Accessible traveling in Rotterdam


The city of Rotterdam has lots to offer in regard to history, culture, and architecture. The most important aspects are covered by the great array of museums in Rotterdam. Visit some some of these museums in Rotterdam to understand why the residents love their city so much. All of the museums have their own characteristics and triggers that might interest you. To start with, we’ve listed 4 museums we think are definitely worth your visit! Later on, we will list more accessible museums in Rotterdam.

Museums of Rotterdam listed in this article

  • De Kunsthal
  • Nederlands Fotomuseum
  • Maritime Museum
  • Natuur Historisch Museum

Rotterdam Museums we will cover later:

  • Rotterdam Museum
  • Wereld Museum
  • Chabot Museum
  • Marine Corps Museum
  • Miniworld Rotterdam

De Kunsthal: cultural institution

The Kunsthal was built in 1989, to attract new public by creating multiple high-contrast and high-profile exhibitions and activities at the same time. The iconic building offers 7 different exhibitions at the same time. The Kunsthal offers around 25 different exhibitions each year along with different cultures and art movements. The Kunsthal is called a magic box with an international style, instead of being called a museum since they don’t own the collections.

Accessibility details

  • Accessible parking at Museumpark
  • Exhibitions accessible by elevator
  • Bring a companion for free
  • Assistance dogs allowed

Website: https://www.kunsthal.nl/en/#tijdlijn-2020-01

Address: Museumpark,Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam

Nederlands Fotomuseum

The Nederlands Fotomuseum, located on ‘Kop van Zuid’, takes care of the Dutch photographic heritage and makes it accessible to the public. The museum presents the photography in a current context, that reflects on the world. Using visual stories that matter, they aim to enrich the people’s lives. The collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum is a reflection of Dutch photography.

Accessibility details

  • Accessible parking between Hotel New York and the Nederlands Fotomuseum
  • Exhibitions accessible by elevators
  • Accessible toilet
  • Companions will receive a 50% discount

Website: https://www.nederlandsfotomuseum.nl/en/

Address: Building Las Palmas, Wilhelminakade 332, 3072 AR Rotterdam

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum wants to make people aware of the big influence the maritime world has on our daily lives. With rotating exhibitions, the museum takes visitors of all ages on a journey through the Dutch maritime present and past. Stories will be told, pieces from the iconic collection will be shown, and visitors will be challenged to join different activities. The museum is located in the oldest and biggest museum port of the Netherlands.

The children diy-exhibition Professor Plons has been approved by the Dutch Foundation for the Handicapped Child (NSGK). Some children need proper preparation for their museum visit, such as children with an autism spectrum disorder.
See the map of Professor Plons

Accessibility details

  • Accessible parking right across the entrance of the museum
  • Exhibitions accessible by elevators
  • Accessible toilet on ground floor
  • Bring a companion for free
  • Assistance dogs allowed

Website: https://www.maritiemmuseum.nl/en

Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA, Rotterdam

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Natuurhistorisch Museum

The Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam is a museum for all ages. At this museum, you will get in touch with the (city)nature, natural history and the geological past of Rotterdam and beyond. With the collection as the base, the museum offers education, publications and exhibitions with a different perspective on the astonishing nature. The museum combines seriousness and humor to create an appreciation for nature.

Accessibility details

  • Accessible parking along the Westzeedijk (beneath the building)
  • Whole museum accessible
  • Accessible toilet
  • Bring a companion for free

Address: Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark), 3015 AA, Rotterdam