Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

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Wereldmuseum – Ethnographic museum

What if I told you that you can go on a trip around the world for free? That the whole trip would take just a couple of hours, and you don’t even have to leave Rotterdam for it? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, welcome to the Wereldmuseum. And yes, it is free – since the Wereldmuseum is currently being rebuilt, admission is FREE!

I am a rather seasoned traveler. When I want to re-live my travels, or get the travel bug, the Wereldmuseum, suitably housed in the former Royal Yachting Club, is where I go for a quick taste of what the world has to offer. My favorite stop here is the Tibetan temple, where prayers and bells sound and smoke billows from the incense sticks. I just have to close my eyes and I’m instantly tele-transported to a mountain stupa.

If you are in a splashing mood, you can make your travel experience complete by dining at the Michelin-star restaurant. Personally, I find € 20 for a starter rather discouraging, especially since I can buy a ticket to Bangkok cheaper than that. Fortunately, the lunchroom offers friendlier prices and a great river view and it serves some of the best coffee in town.

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Details about this spot



Willemskade 22-25, Rotterdam

Opening Times

Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)