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Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum

Brugstraat 24-26, 9711 HZ Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 312 2202
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Beautiful building, interesting museum

Beautiful, very old buildings from the Middle Ages that have been kept well. The exhibition is a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Groningen, The Netherlands
A proper maritime museum, not to be missed

A very interesting introductory film about Groningen, altthough only in Dutch. The rooms/exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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The northern Maritime Museum is situated in two beautiful medieval buildings in Groningen. The museum shows the history of the ship transport in the north of the Netherlands and the history of Groningen. Additionally, you can visit changing art and history exhibitions throughout the year in our museum. To know how Groningen looked like in the Middle Ages, you can view the special virtual reconstruction of medieval Groningen.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ship models” (3 reviews)
“old city” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Brugstraat 24-26, 9711 HZ Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 312 2202
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful, very old buildings from the Middle Ages that have been kept well. The exhibition is a nice mix of maritime history and local history. There's a nice movie (in Dutch) showing the city of Groningen in 1470. Then the tour takes you through the...More

Thank IlseW
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A very interesting introductory film about Groningen, altthough only in Dutch. The rooms/exhibits are a maze, but you are lead through by arrows. The explanations are in Dutch, but for a Scandinavian, no problem to understand. We also saw the museum's waterways patrol ship Emma/PW...More

Thank ragnarb2013
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Disabled guest be aware that the entrance is difficult. In the museum there are different sections wich can't be visit a pity. There is a good movie about the history of the city but only Dutch spoken. the section of ships is well worth to...More

Thank awittenberg67
Reviewed 18 June 2017

hidden inside of an ordinary looking Dutch building, lies an incredible and valuable collection of maritime artifacts and possessions. From ship models to Dutch trading routes, tying sailors knots or Captains Cabin, to Arctic Expeditions, this place even has the ship engines models. Depending on...More

Thank Alen H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum is a great way to spend 1-2 hours of free time. It's very interesting to see the history of ship design and how the ships were used in the canals in Groningen. You get a real sense of Groningen's history through this...More

Thank Werner S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Interesting collection that follows eras in local navigation and shipbuilding. There are also collections of art. All explanations are in Nederlands, but there is a brief guide in English.

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

No sure what to expect entering this type of museum in the middle of a city but it was brilliant. Covers city development related to canals, boats, art and people. Includes workshops relating to sails, masts, rope etc plus a display of early marine Diesel...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Good models of boats and artefacts telling the history of shipping in the area. A few interactive displays. Very little information in English. The museum is housed in two very old buildings and is over many floors - there is no lift.

Thank Jozza77
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The museum gives a very good impression about shipping in this part of the Netherlands. The Groninger Shipping is leading in the Netherlands.

Thank normandic
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Fascinating museum that's a mix of many things that should appeal to both the young and the old. We thought we'd spend an hour or so here using our Museum cards, before heading out again, and then ended up spending the entire afternoon there. Well...More

1  Thank sgkiser
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