Rotterdam is a bustling port city and the largest port in Europe. It’s only fitting then that Rotterdam should have a fully-loaded Maritiem museum to honour the history and purpose of this city.
The Rotterdam Maritiem museum is en eye opening experience into the importance of our city, but it’s also a great place to keep your kids entertained.
On the 2nd floor of the museum is “Professor Plons”, and exciting indoor/outdoor playground that is the perfect escape for a rainy day. Inside, you’ll find a slide shaped like the titanic, a large shipwreck to explore and a sailboat on which you can mann the sails. Outside you’ll find a miniature port, with ships full of cargo to be moved, scanned and sorted, wheelbarrows and trolleys, pulleys and cranes, and of course helmets and fluoro vests.
There is a small fee to enter the museum, unless you hold a rotterdampas or a MuseumKaart, in which case, entry is free.
Professor Plons at the Maritiem Museum is a lovely indoor/outdoor play area that’s perfect for days when the weather is unpleasant. Most of the outdoor play area is undercover, so the kids can still get some fresh air without getting wet.
Inside is a shipwreck to explore, sails to man and various other “ship” related activities. The outdoor play area is a miniature simulation of a working wharf. It’s hilarious, my daughter has a blast loading up trolleys and wheelbarrows, scanning barcodes, and generally doing hard physical labour. She loves it!