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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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We are keen sailors so are always looking for Maritime Museums to visit. This museum is fantastic. Make sure you have plenty of time to spend as you will be captivated and time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are keen sailors so are always looking for Maritime Museums to visit. This museum is fantastic. Make sure you have plenty of time to spend as you will be captivated and time will fly by. We spent three hours wandering around, but could have easily spent more. The audio units were great & easy to use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really cool place, it must been seen if you have several days in Amsterdam. It was interactive and amaizing. There is a big boat next to the museum where you can go inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a must for anyone interested in Maritime History. Explore a Dutch East India Spice Ship in it's full glory. Imagine how it must have smelled full of cloves and other aromatic spices being brought home from the far reaches of the Empire.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an essential visit if you are traveling to Amsterdam. For a reasonable price 15€ and a dedicated time of around 3hrs you can watch , hear and live all the history of the Dutch as naval superpower a few centuries back. A whole replica of an East Indian trading ship awaits in the dock to visit all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I very cool museum. Free locker storage with ticket. Very direct instructions with a free included audio guide that emails you your travel after. Great for adults and kids(whale museum). Quite nice and valuable off the beaten path for most things in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best Maritime Museum I have seen and I highly recommend a visit. The layour, didactics, interactive displays were mind bogglng. I especially love the Navigation room and the gallery of Marine paintings. The most amazing room was the room full of incredible ancient maps, charts and atlases from Dutch and European history. This was like nothing I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours exploring the maritime museum. It is well laid out with a diverse range of exhibits - nautical instruments, history of whaling, history of Dutch navy, etc. There was something for everyone. There was a free audio guide if more information was needed and there were some activities for children. The cafe was reasonable - nicely presented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the largest museum I have ever been to in Amsterdam, in addition to the large 4 indoor sections you also have a large ship to explore! you can easily spend 2+ hours here

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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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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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