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Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum

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    Visit: Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Travel independently to The National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) at Amsterdam’s special part part called Oosterdok ( East Dock). 

    Set in the restored 17th-century Arsenal that was Royal Dutch Navy’s storehouse, the museum houses one of the world’s largest nautical collections, spanning atlases, art, model ships, and more. It forms the backbone of the Netherlands’ maritime heritage, while giving fascinating insight into the country's elemental connection with the sea.

    On arrival, use your fast-access ticket to bypass the ticket line, and head inside, admiring the modern glass roof over the courtyard. Collect an audio guide for a guided 1-hour walk-through of the highlights, or choose to wander around as you wish.

    View the high-definition screens that chart the Netherlands’ Golden Age of maritime power in the 17th century, and explore the halls filled with globes, navigational instruments, ship decorations, and stunning maritime landscapes.

    Take a virtual seafaring adventure, journey through old Amsterdam port, and head outside to explore the showpiece: a replica of the 18th-century Amsterdam cargo ship.

    Numerous exhibits are designed for children, and the museum is wheelchair-friendly.
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    Departure Point
    The National Maritime Museum
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • 1-hour audio guide tour
    • Entry/Admission - Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to and from museum
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Very educational museum explaining Amsterdam’s maritime history and culture. From full sized ships to models and maps, there’s plenty to explore. We spent over 2 hours here on a rainy Sunday afternoon and were fully entertained.

    Thank reparrin
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    A good package for visitor. You can have the clear view of the battle ship. BTW, you can see the history of Holland Marine activities. good to take a look.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank HughesCheng
    Reviewed 21 August 2019

    The museum has 3 divisions and a good audio guide that is user friendly. We especially enjoyd the big replica ship with its VR presentation and lots of fun exploring with surprises in every corner. The art section was good as was the whale exhibition...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Elana G
    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    What do you do on a cool , rainy day in Amsterdam with grandkids aged 8 and 12? We headed in a van taxi to the National Maritime Museum which is across the harbor from the Centraal Rail Station. Here you will see the Dutch...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Explore817184
    Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed this museum! We went because it was close to some of the other attractions we were visiting and we had the IAmsterdam card, so admission was free. The ship was a fantastic example of a Dutch trading ship, full of some cool...More

    Thank alligeek
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