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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)
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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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Huge displays of dutch ship history.

On a cold March morning ,we set off from Central train station walking 20 minutes to this impressive building. We paid 15euros each entrance which is the cheapest ticket,on line... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a cold March morning ,we set off from Central train station walking 20 minutes to this impressive building. We paid 15euros each entrance which is the cheapest ticket,on line all more,this included All the attractions here. The court yard is covered with a massive glass canopy,warm in here,benches to sit on. There are three bblocks with 3 levels to... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazingly, 8,000 artistic and historical objects, in the impressive building in the centre of Amsterdam, tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history, from the year 1200 right up to the present.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was stunning! From the large early wooden ship that was outside the museum to the stunning collection of maritime paintings inside! A fabulous collection of antique atlases and intriguing wooden artifacts from bygone times! The building itself was interesting! A great coffee shop and a cute gift shop as well! Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit my visit to the Maritime Museum today! Wandered around and before I knew it three hours had passed on by. Make sure to plan to spend some time there. The exhibits are extremely interactive and children and adults of all ages will be fascinated and occupied. Loved everything about it. One of the nicest museums I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Netherlands - one of history's main seafaring nations - has put this former arsenal to excellent use, highlighting its long history of exploring the high seas. Models, maps, weapons - it's all here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this museum is in a great location with many quirks to make it interesting,accessed by foot or bus.it could do with more artefacts to fill its massive floor space that this building offers. 6 out of ten for me.

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the original naval admin building of the Dutch Navy from the 17th century and it is a neat place. The museum itself isn't all that exciting. The section on old atlases was really neat with an atlas from 1492 showing Europe and Asia and nothing between them but ocean where the US should be. The great part about... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum because my partner has a great interest in ships and shipping. Honestly I expected to be bored rigid but its simply fantastic. The building itself is beautiful and the staff are delightful. the exhibitions are really interesting and many are interactive making it perfect for children. it was really quiet the day we were there... More 

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of exhibitions and we only were interested by half of them but we still spent a great time walking around the beautiful building and the boat outside.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was unique, they made it into a fair instead of a place to learn, shame, to bad, please change it back!

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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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