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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 good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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+31 20 523 2222
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"sailing ship"
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"voc ship"
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"east indiaman"
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"navigation instruments"
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"tall ship"
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"full scale"
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"glass roof"
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"east india company"
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"model boats"
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"all ages"
in 58 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 29 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"great for kids"
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"beautiful building"
in 38 reviews
"dutch history"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is good as a day off of the hustle and bustle of the big city. We hoped to see Van Gogh museum but didn't know that you need reservation so decided to see this museum as a "replacement". The atmosphere inside is calm...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

16 euro to get in. The only worthy display is VOC replica ship in which we can experience and imagine real life on board hundreds of years ago. Pretty small to fit 330 people and precious cargo. Life must have been tough to sail for...More

Thank Bobby S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In a city of museums, it might be easy for us land loving folks to miss this one. And that would be a mistake. The Amsterdam is outside – not the city, the ship. A replica of the 18th century ship called Amsterdam, from the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love maps, compasses, maritime history, art, this is the place. Beautiful displays, info includes English. Very well done. Even the building has history. Full size historical ship docked outside museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one of the main attractions of the city, ideal for lovers of the sea and the discoveries age, but not only! In this museum it is possible to appreciate the evolution of the maritime history not only of Holland but, in a...More

Thank Francisco D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio tour could have provided more information but the presentation of maps, models of ships, navigational tools, and paintings was well thought out and logically presented. The highlight was a Virtual Reality presentation of the 17th century port and cargo loading. A reproduction of...More

Thank DianaP71
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past this museum used to show just rows of models of ships and paintings, but the museum has caught up with a nice new presentation with small movies and colorful presentations. Especially the exhibitions about the whaling and the Golden Age were quite...More

Thank NLcycle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for the map section. But most of the displays were too superficially described. The ship models were nice, but not enough details were provided. Did not see the virtual reality section, which was full of kids on school trips.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boo online. It’s cheaper. We only had one hour here and found the map to be confusing and lacking in information. We started by visiting the square rigged ship which is a copy, so has some genuine canons amongst replicas but nothing else original. We...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is the one who appreciates all boats/ships. I tagged along. Not a bored moment! Particularly enjoyed the Innovations exhibit. A testament to man’s amazing creativity! Don’t miss the replica of the 16th century ship. Felt like I was a part of the ship...More

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Christopher S
6 February 2018|
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Response from Zelphiakat | Reviewed this property |
There are bike racks right outside the front door.
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Sofia R | Reviewed this property |
Personally I recommend you to invert the order. First you should go to this museum, you'll spend here about 2/3 hours and spend the rest of your day in Nemo Museum. If you go at Nemo first you will lost you in the middle of... More
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The staff would assist you as they are able, there is a room to store bags at the property
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