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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 2222
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Het Scheepvaartmuseum, The National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring stories of how the sea is in our genes. Come and enjoy the stimulating, interactive exhibitions and the stunning 17th century building.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 523 2222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Maritime Museum, in my opinion, is one of the places that a man in Amsterdam should visit. It has more than 300,000 objects, including pictures, weapons, world maps and boat models.

Thank Martina M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A spotlessly clean museum with a ship keeping guard, is reached by getting the No: 22 bus from the Victoria Hotel to a spot close to the museum. The maritime history of Holland , particularly the last 400 years is well represented. The museum is...More

Thank Boudin882
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is right next to Nemo science museum and far better. The building with its glass roof is astonishing but the best is the replica ship where you can get a taster of what life was like on board. Don't forget to see the Royal...More

Thank gemrock2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

With Amsterdam's strong maritime history - this museum houses a huge collection of art, artifacts and equipment. Great museum

Thank whalewatcher09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in a building from the 17th century, this is a great maritime museum, wonderful exhibits and a replica ship which is very cool, highly recommended.

Thank Roddy66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn about the history of Amsterdam and the boats. You can get on the boat and walk around on the deck and inside.

Thank Maarten K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to this museum for many years as I thought that the maritime museum in Rotterdam was more suitable for younger children whilst this one was more focused on history and art. To my surprise there is not much of a difference anymore...More

Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite part of this museum the possibility of entering different ships from different ages and explore them on deck and under deck as well! I learnt so much there...

Thank Jakub F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The info was good, but seemed largely geared towards kids in that the level of info about exhibits was not as detailed/technical as we had expected. The reproduction of the Amsterdam ship was interesting. The navigation instruments were interesting, as well. The "virtual reality" tour...More

Thank Jimmie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the whole day at this museum. It was well organized and enjoyable for all ages. I learned so much about maritime history.

Thank Jan A
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
A visit to Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands presents the
opportunity to marvel at its many modern architectural
masterpieces like the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
and the beguiling Python Bridge while taking in its
scenic waterfront with its trendy assortment of cafés,
restaurants, bars, and clubs. Here in this
post-industrial (though in some parts still very much
presently industrial) neighborhood, you’ll find a
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19 September 2017|
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Response from Juliadrusilla | Reviewed this property |
It's a large museum and it depends on your interest, but you can see a lot in an afternoon! Check out a possible guided tour beforehand, so you can time your visit accordingly. Don't miss the VOC replica and the royal sloop!
10 May 2016|
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Response from MarcusGB9 | Reviewed this property |
The staff would assist you as they are able, there is a room to store bags at the property
Ella S
25 March 2016|
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Response from MonoJ | Reviewed this property |
Most bigger museum have weelchairs to borrow. I know for sure Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijkmuseum. Most of them have this info on there page, if not you can send them a email.