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On view

Crime Investigation

Dealing with Drugs

Maritime Museum Rotterdam (NL)

Most drugs enter our society via the port of Rotterdam. In ‘Dealing with Drugs’, you will be confronted by serious choices to make, shocking facts and figures, and the impact that the drug trade has.

Rotterdam (NL)
Maritime Museum Rotterdam
250 m2
Spatial design, Graphic design, Art direction
Matt Vermeulen (lead), Remco Swart
Technical realisation
Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
AV Productions
Chris Westendorp, Shosho, Meraki content agency
Soundscape and sound design
Danny Weijermans
Understanding the Problem

Each year, about 250 tonnes of cocaine are consumed in Europe. It is not known how much of this is imported via the port of Rotterdam. We read something about it almost every day but few people know about the complex world that is hidden behind the headlines. It’s a world that is becoming increasingly grim and ruthless, and one that is intermingling more and more with legitimate society.

It’s a good idea to experience this world for yourself, as this underworld is closer to you than you think.

Chris Westendorp

Scriptwriter for the Dutch TV series Penoza (‘Criminal Underworld’)


It transforms a problem (drug usage) into an important educational experience and does so in a convincing and brave way.

Jury of the Grand Prix Award


The following (amongst others) cooperated with this experience/exhibition: the Customs Office, the Seaport Police, FIOD, the HARC (Hit And Run Cargo) Team, and ex-dealers from the port city of Rotterdam.


Grands Prix Award 2019

Participatory Experience – Silver