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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum)
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+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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Large building with a number of interactive exhibits to educate and inform, and a big replica ship outside to explore. Interesting history of dutch ship-building and colonisation... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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East Cowes
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East Cowes
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large building with a number of interactive exhibits to educate and inform, and a big replica ship outside to explore. Interesting history of dutch ship-building and colonisation, war and whaling. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't too excited to go to this museum, because I had no interest in ships. Luckily, my friend convinced me to go anyways. This museum is amazing. The exhibits are very interesting, very interactive and engaging for all ages. I learned some very intriguing facts about ships that I discussed with my friends the rest of the day. My... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 90min in here. I am glad I went, I learnt alot. Its quite modern and well presented. Its definitely worth a visit, especially if free on Museumkaart

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large and impressive building housing a very interesting collection including a full size replica ship that you can wander around and that really brings history to life. Some great interactive exhibits which hold the attention of younger visitors, including a fun giant size interactive board game about life on board a ship. Also thoroughly enjoyed the collection of maritime... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good, East Indian Company ship great for kids and adults, offers extra views of the harbour. An ocasion to understand how life on a ship looked like i the Golden Age.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a rainy day. The museum has a lot to offer and the exhibitions really offers a vast variety of naval things. I really enjoyed walking the replica ship outside the museum. All the exhibitions were well laid out and spanned over three floors of the museum. It was wonderful. Entry is free with an Iamsterdam city card.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A boat and ship museum you say skeptically no this is a history of World exploration and the spice trade and how the World became a global economy. This is in my list of top museums in the World and not to be missed when in Amsterdam. There was the Silk Road but what really changed things to a global... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, interactive museum. Hard to describe because it is so much different than you are used to. On the one hand you have your standard museum 'things' on several floors, next to that the ships itself which you can board and imagine you are present in the past. At this place you can strawl around many hours :) And... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very intersting museum, beautiful on the outside and inside. Lots of historical features/info specialized in nautical Amsterdam from the past centuries and the important influence it had on the city Amsterdam. Big plus is the remodelled ship of the former VOC 'de Amsterdam'. When I was there they had great pastry at the museum restaurant and a great museum shop.

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Moscow Oblast, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scheepvaartmuseum is located in the centre of Amsterdam. You can learn about naval history, marine trade success and peculiarities of vesselbuilding craft in the Netherlands. You can use free audio guide for your convenience.

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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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