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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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“sailing ship” (96 reviews)
“royal barge” (60 reviews)
“voc ship” (54 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

When you enter the Scheepvaartmuseum you will be amazed with the beautful open ceiling shaped as a martime map. If you like to know more about the importance of the Dutch Martime history, be sure to visit this museum!

Thank Michiel v
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didnt get a chance to visit inside but from our river cruise it looked very interesting. You get up very close to it as you travel by.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here after being at Nemo Science Museum. This museum has a very serious side for those into maritime history. It has also a lighter side with games to play so will appeal to wide range of people. Highlight has to be walking round old...More

Thank Gordon103
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson loves the replica of the VOC ship "Amsterdam" and that is where we spent most of our time. It is a great experience, with games and information specially tailored for children. I loved the "Royal sloop" with film clips of the Dutch royal...More

Thank Juliadrusilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if you're interested in Netherlands' or world history, or if you have kids. Presents a new on Dutch history related to sea, the collection is well thought of.

Thank Leonid T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful airy building with excellent and informative dilays. The VOC ship is amazing well worth the effort of those steps and ladders. Alongside you will find the Royal Barge, and anotber vessel. Arrive early, around 9.30 to avoid queues.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading about this museum in a travel book, we decided to prebook tickets and check it out! Only a 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal, we found it really easy to get to. As it is a bit more 'set out' than other museums,...More

Thank CarolineStewart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The replica of the indiaman is stunning although given the maritime history of the country I missed a bit of history... The cafeteria is great!

Thank MadridUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Son (11) wanted to visit the museum as he is very interested in ships. Last year we went London equal so this actually didn't offer anything special.

Thank N743RMwolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we'd have been 10yrs old this museum would probably have got 5 stars. As adults it was limp, shallow and a huge waste of money.

Thank Cat J
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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11 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
26 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.