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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

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Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum)
Phone Number: +31 20 523 2222
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Het Scheepvaartmuseum, The National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring...

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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This museum had been on my radar, but did not visit during the other time I was in Amsterdam. I took the time this visit and was well rewarded with a fine, interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Paul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had been on my radar, but did not visit during the other time I was in Amsterdam. I took the time this visit and was well rewarded with a fine, interesting museum. I was especially taken with the room of historical navigation instruments, but the other exhibits were also impressive. I'm thinking many people have no idea of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a happy couple of hours at the museum, taking in the Amsterdam replica VOC ship, the amazing exhibition of atlases and navigation instruments. The museum is in both Dutch and English - a big improvement on my last visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I begin? The room with ship paintings is incredible. We could have spent hours there just gazing and soaking in all the amazing art. The model ships, as well as the wooden figureheads, are all amazing to gaze at. They also have a wooden ship outside that you can go aboard and look around. Highly recommend this museum!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last July we stopped in Amsterdam on our Baltic Cruise. We wanted to visit somethnig we hadn't visited on our other trips to Holland and Amsterdam. Our research showed the Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) had been completely redone and reopened in 2011. It is an easy walk from the Cruiseship Terminal to the museum (about 20 min.) and has a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is not far from the central train station - but seems distant since the tourists are few. But the museum is full of interesting things to see and do. Enjoy walking aboard a model of an ancient trading ship and getting an understand of what life at sea was like. This experience will be unique!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed coffee and a bun out of the rain and didn't have time to look at the museum itself on this visit. However the café was a comfortable oasis inside the huge inner courtyard, (covered with an intriguing roof pattern), charming staff and the tastiest apple pie ever. The platter of cheeses (old and not so old Gouda) was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one would expect given Dutch Maritime History this is a fascinating museum, plenty to see and do. Outside of the museum is moored the Amsterdam, an 18th century warship which used to sail between Holland and the East Indies (current day Indonesia), which is also well worth a visit. The museum has a good café and also a well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of history of the shipping as Amsterdam was very important in that area. It also has a big old ship. I found it very interesting as I like history and didn't know that much about this topic. You can learn a lot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and well-oraganized. I had a great time there. They have special exhibition from time to time. The cafe also provides such good food. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do and the collection on display changes (this was my third visit in three years) over time. Little bit of something for everything from children (in Nov 16 there was a game area) to history buff (display on 100 years of collecting). Don't forget the replica East Indiaman outside, along with the Royal Barge. Lots of lifts make... More 

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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 smart selection of cool galleries and shops as well as the kid-friendly Science Center NEMO and the National Maritime Museum.
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