Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

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At Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime 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 Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam journey builder app .
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • This museum would be much more visited. Starting from the beautiful structure, up to the Dawn Treader open outside, this place holds many surprises, and not only for children but also for adults curious of Dutch history and general life of the sea. Highly recommended.
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