A Night At The Museumnacht 010 - Rotterdam

A bargain!

Now that`s a cheap price for visiting 44 museum for the entire night! Of course it was impossible for me, Jessy and Noah who were with me during the Museumnacht (means Museumnight) to tick all 44 museum but we were gladly to see and visit some of our favorite museum. Check them down below!  

Voor één prijs en je kan in alle 44 musea binnengaan, dat noem ik een goedkoop uitje! Natuurlijk hadden ik, Jessy en Noah - die ook van de partij waren niet alle 44 musea bezocht. Lijk me nogal onmogelijk, maar gelukkig gingen we wel langs onze favorieten. Check ze hieronder! 

@ Hinoki
Before we entered the cold artsy night, we warmed and filled our belly first with a bowl of ramen and hot sake. Oh yas.

More of this coming soon!

Maritiem Museum
The Maritiem Museum is a maritime museum and presents everything relevant about such as the sea, harbor, navy, fleets, marine power, boats, water etc. etc.
I thought this would be a total boring museum visit but oh boy how wrong was I! I`m quite surprised of how this kind of museum - whom I thought would not be my cup of tea could be this interesting, interactive and actually: fun!
I was super duper sick that day :( covered my face to protect myself and others.
This computer on wheels was actually our tour/info guide and was all self moving, following with an actual real live person behind the screen who speaks and also answers your questions if you had them! I even had a short conversation with the person and was really funny.

This was my least least favorite museum visit. There were here and there pieces that were beautiful but mostly it was too contemporary and too abstract. #tooweird
My girl Jessy who dragged me into this Museumnight event. (THANK YOU)
Seriously, what are these?


At this colorful eventful night at my favorite museum: Boijmans van Beuningen, I wanted to see one specific art piece called `The Tower of Babel` painted by the Dutch Pieter Bruegel the Elder. I have never seen this painting in real before other then on the internet and such but it`s a super detailed painting with a quite intriguing story behind it. I was also quite surprise of how small the painting actually is in real when I finally saw The Tower of Babel.
Why I speak Dutch and you 荷蘭人
Ever wondered why the world has so so so many languages? The Tower of Babel painting explains and shows you why. According to Wikipedia the story tells about an united humanity in a land called Shinar where people only speaks 1 single language with each other. Here they all agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven. Their way of cheating to reach heaven on the easy way sorta. God, who was observing their city and tower, was not amused and punished them by twisting their one and only speaking language and multiply it into a thousands of languages. This way the people of Shinar could not understand each other and making it impossible to finish the tower and blocking their way up to heaven. (Genenis 11:1-9)

The Tower of Babel painted was painted in the year 1563.
How does it feel when we don`t understand each anymore? Me and J. had a taste of this miscommunication by joining a fun activity where you try to color a piece of The Tower of Babel the right way. The only problem is the clue is written in... Latin! O boy.

If you know Latin then this little piece of paper should be no problem but I don`t know Latin and so I was blind coloring my piece of The Tower of Babel.
Result: a mix of missmatching pieces of The Tower of Babel, being artsy and unique at the same time.
More Tower of Babel inspired activities.

Our last museum visit of the night was at the Kunsthal. They had a theme created that night which was called `a night at the circus. It was quite horrifying.
By Danish artist Michael Kvium.
And that`s it! Time to go home and sleep.


  1. Was the event only for the NIGHT and not for the whole day? I could spend a whole day at one museum, maybe two maximum! 44 museums in one night is PLENTY! And all for an entrance fee of 17.50?? WHAT a steal!! I actually just got back from a day trip to a science museum with a friend ^-^ Anyways, the Tower of Babel activities looked like a lot of fun, especially the colouring activity. SO cool to see all the different interpretations pieced together. Interactive activities are always my favourite, which is probably why I like science museums so much! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    1. Yup, the event was only for one night and for me, I need pretty much the whole afternoon to explore 1 museum fully :P so this event was kind of a quicky. The entrance sure was a cheap one :) it's also a way of promoting their museum and such. I love when there are activities for guests :D it's keeping people awake haha xx

  2. Looks like so much fun! I love visiting museums.. especially contemporary art museums!


    1. Then you will definitely enjoy this Museumnacht event :) Xx

  3. That is a great deal, and so many museums to choose from! It looks like it was a great time exploring these amazing museums. :)

    1. It sure was a great deal yes ^__^ I had a fun time exploring museum and getting inspired too :) Xx

  4. Wow, this seems like such a cool event!! It looks like you managed to see a lot in one night. I'm the type of person who spends ages staring at the works though, so I'm not sure how I'd cope!

    1. It was really a cool night event ^__^ my kind of way of 'going out' :P

  5. That sounds like so much fun!! Exactly my kinda thing. The exhibit at Kunsthal looks really cool, haha.

    1. Yup I think you'll love it too :) The Kunsthal (means arthall if translate literally) was quite fun and surprising! Xx

  6. Your pictures are great! I love how this trip enabled you to get in touch with your Chinese background. I enjoyed reading what you took out of the trip; thanks for sharing!

    xx, Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com


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