Amsterdam Maritime History Museum, Amsterdam

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At Amsterdam Maritime History Museum, explore interactive exhibits of the city's maritime history inside a stunning, 17th-century building. This museum is housed in what was once the Amsterdam Admiralty's mainland naval storehouse, designed by Daniel Stalpaert and completed in 1656. Now you can tour the modernized museum, known for its playful and attractive multimedia exhibits. Discover the site's vast collection of shipping and sailing artifacts, including maps drafted by famous 17th-century cartographers. Finally, step onto a recreation of the Amsterdam--a large Dutch East India Co. vessel that sank in 1749--to see what life was like aboard this ship during one of its many long journeys. Work out when and for how long to visit Amsterdam Maritime History Museum and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam journey builder app .
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  • There was a whale exhibition. A guided tour is a must this also let the children various things stick and told there about it. With a little boat of Plastic Whale can you help to clean the canals with a net and then separate the waste very interesting and educational. (highlight of the day)
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  • It is an excellent Maritime Museum features many exhibits with a ship replica that you can visit from inside.
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  • This museum is well worth a visit. Certainly also with children. Very clear and beautiful display. Very informative and beautiful objects. Outside is an old boat, which you can see everything and feel the atmosphere of past times. Also the Royal boat was beautiful. Museum annual pass gives free access.
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  • Very impressive experience during the visit to this wonderful museum which is introducing you in the great Dutch maritime history. The building is large and nicely restored with an impressive collection of maquettes, specific objects paintings and areas designed for kids entertainment. If you have this wonderful site on your list be prepared to allow you more than 3 hours to spend inside and if you are joined by kids than 5 hours will pass like minutes. The ship Amsterdam exposed outside is fabulous and represents exactly the life on the sea couple of centuries ago, you will need up to an hour to visit. The royal barge is an impressive piece of art which will fascinate any of the visitors out to see it. Overall was a great experience visiting this museum and I would highly recommend it as a must if you are in the city and time allows you.
  • It's an amazing building that has been recently and tastefully restored. We were upset we didn't allow enough time to go around everything as it is surprisingly large. Love the interactive atlases that let you send yourself images of old maps. It's so nice seeing records like that available to everyone rather than locked away in storage. The replica boat is fantastic and really makes you think about life on old ships.
  • Really beautiful and big museum depicting the history of the Netherlands as a sea faring nation. Went here a couple of years ago, and was really surprised. The place is big! You can easily spend a day there, exploring every nook and cranny of the multi story building, which is very old, and restored to it's original glory. It also houses the replica of an old East Indies Company ship, aptly called the Amsterdam, which you can board and have a look around (tip: mind your head, people were really small back then). Incidentally, this is a museum which is very kid friendly, with lots of activities and things to see for the smaller ones. Definitely recommended, I would even dare to state that is is a must see! Now what are you waiting for?
  • Great museum. Easily can spend 1.5 - 2 hours here. As others have noted, it's a very interesting building onto itself and the exhibits are well done. Would visit again.
  • Very interesting museum with paintings, atlases, AND REAL BOOSTS for you to explore. Daily a place where one could spend several hours. There is an entire wing devoted to children's activities as well, meaning your little ones will be kept busy. Stellar audio tour and vey cure gift shop.

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