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White building of four stories with a small tower on the top, green trees in the front
Museum building in the center of Rotterdam
Wereldmuseum is located in Rotterdam
Location within Rotterdam in the Netherlands
Former name Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde
Established 1 May 1885 (1885-05-01)[1]
Location Willemskade 25[2]
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′28″N 4°28′49″E / 51.9079°N 4.4804°E / 51.9079; 4.4804Coordinates: 51°54′28″N 4°28′49″E / 51.9079°N 4.4804°E / 51.9079; 4.4804
Type Ethnographic museum
Visitors 130,000 (2010)[3]
Director Stanley Bremer[4]
Website www.wereldmuseum.nl

The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam (formerly known as the Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde) is an ethnographic museum, situated Willemskade in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The museum was founded in 1883 and shows more than 1800 ethnographic objects from various cultures in Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas and the Islamic heritage.


  1. ^ History, Wereldmuseum. Retrieved on 2013-10-01.
  2. ^ Contact, Wereldmuseum. Retrieved on 2013-10-01.
  3. ^ (Dutch) Bezoekersaantallen diverse Rotterdamse attractiepunten, 2004 t/m 2010, Rotterdam.nl, 2011. Retrieved on 2013-10-01.
  4. ^ Staff, Wereldmuseum. Retrieved on 2013-10-01.

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