Musée De Dubbelde Palmboom : Michelin's recommendations
This very fine museum is made up of two warehouses dating from 1825. In the course of restoration work carried out between 1970 and 1975 the original corniced facade was replaced by a gabled double facade in the style characteristic of the town of Schiedam. The museum retraces the history of Rotterdam as a trading town (river and sea-borne trade). There are interesting documents explaining why, over the course of the centuries, this former village became one of the biggest ports in the world. On the first floor a collection of artefacts from archaeological digs prove that the area was importing products from abroad as early as 2400 years BC. Here also is one of the first pictures made up of polychrome ceramic tiles produced in the Netherlands around 1610 (Living a Thousand Fears), together with luxury objects imported by the East India Company. The second floor is devoted to the industrialisation of the city and the growth of the port (1870 to 1970). The exhibition deals mostly with the factory installations and techniques for loading and unloading. Rotterdam shops and interiors from a period of 1930 to 1960 are recreated, in particular a hairdresser and a distillery (3rd floor). On the attic level an exhibition tells the story of Delfshaven, of the Pilgrim Fathers and of the naval hero Piet Hein, whose statue stands not far from the museum, opposite the Coolhaven.
- Address : Voorhaven 12 NL - 3024 RM Rotterdam3024 RMRotterdam
- Phone : 0104761533
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.hmr.rotterdam.nl
- Prices : 6 €