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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal barge” (62 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dutch are proud of their maritime history. They have a slightly smaller scale ship in the harbor, a ton of smaller (and some larger) model ships from the last few centuries, a good historic guide and a good collection of artwork about boats, naval...More

Thank KNSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to countless military and naval museums around the world, and this is THE BEST. It has historical artifacts and interactive pieces in just the right proportion. There is even a children's section: Sorry, no adults allowed. There is a good, relatively inexpensive...More

Thank PatH95120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

anyone interested in maritime history and very old maps and navigation this is a must to do the café is excelent

Thank garry j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Europe is full of Art and History Museums, but not many Maritime Museums. This museum is very unique and caters to both adults and children. There are many different exhibits as well as a life size replica of an old sailing ship outside. It's also...More

Thank Taylor R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there is well done , you can admire paintings a old Dutch ship learn about wales ,understanding navigation and see the evolution of compass sextant and others . Ludic ways for children there ...

Thank Alain P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 9AM when this museum opened and left at 1PM as we had other things to see in Amsterdam and only a few days to see them all. This was one of the best organized museums I have ever seen. Every display was...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum with Dutch friends. It is very well done and covers Holland's long history with the sea. The Royal Barge was a great display.

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent 3, almost 4 hours here. The exhibits are set up well and there are wonderful information and guides in English. I am not, generally speaking, a boat-loving person, however, the history was fascinating. There are lots of different areas to...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour whilst visiting this museum. It did not include the building itself but that was not a problem as there are good audio guides provided. Out tour was primarily the reproduction sailing ship. The group was not too large and the guide...More

Thank lonsie5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to those who came from a not naval nation. I enjoyed the trip on the ship. I'll go back soon!

Thank Sándor Z
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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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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
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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.
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