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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
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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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Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 523 2222
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband was a Marine. I'm a landlubber and arranged for us to go to this museum to please him. I had a wonderful time too. My favorite was the royal "barge" which was all white, grey and gold gilt - even the oars. The...More

Thank ChubbyElf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No need to be a marine fan to come and visit. Really interesting learnings on Dutch marine, tools and other historical highlights! The ´Amsterdam’ vessel, rebuilt in less than a year, is amazing. You feel like being back 400 years ago. And many small games...More

Thank cedricglauser
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of our main stops in Amsterdam was the Nation Maritime Museum. Holland had a rich history for hundreds of years as a global maritime power and this museum does a good job of illustrated that history. The highlight for me was the replica ship.

Thank Col_Reb1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Huge museum with much of interest. I say definitely a day's worth because we only had part of an afternoon there and it was nowhere near enough time. It's within easy walking distance of the Centraal railway station. There's a large replica of an East...More

Thank DevaBob
Reviewed 6 days ago

This year I and my brother travelled to Amsterdam at the first time. We bought the Amsterdam city card and decide to visit places as much as possible for three days. All museums were very interesting and beautiful, but it was charming. Why? First of...More

Thank Дарина В
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk to from Dam central passing some nice shops and a visite to Nemo science museum worthwhile. Ships and local old ships friendly owners who enjoy showing you aboard their ships.

Thank Keno12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun climbing aboard a replica Dutch East Indiaman trading ship. Loads to see and touch. Fire cannons electronically and the virtual reality suite was 15 mins long and breathtaking. Children aboard had lots to do and could climb and play in the hold. Other...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on my first day in Amsterdam, I didn't spend as much time as I would've liked, but, this museum is lovely. I mean that in architectural design, lay out and collection. I love maritime museums, this is the first where I've seen...More

Thank Sundeevah
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire museum is very fascinating but the self-guided tour of the 1650's wooden sailing warship is the best.

Thank Go60193
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best and most interesting museums I ever visited. Something for everyone and the replica ship of the VOC is truly remarkable

Thank TarekM1220
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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
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29 September 2018|
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Response from alsbergs | Reviewed this property |
I walked on busy roads, but there were good sidewalks. The views were also enjoyable. You shouldn’t have any problem.
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6 February 2018|
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Response from Zelphiakat | Reviewed this property |
There are bike racks right outside the front door.
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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