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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  • The rich maritime history is somehow subdued. There are no one shouting the rich maritime history. We would think this museum would do that. It does not.  more »
  • Excellent. One of the best museums in Amsterdam. Very comprehensive, interesting and relevant not just for shipping enthusiasts  more »
  • The building of the museum is an old colonial warehouse, and makes it already worthwhile to visit this museum. The exhibition is worth seeing.  more »
  • I am interested in history, sailing and ships so this was a really interesting place to me. Nice exhibition in a nice building. There were just a few people, because of covid, so I could enjoy the exhibition in calm.
  • Interesting exhibits on Dutch maritime history. Lots of variety. Nice to see boats, paintings and history of sea navigation. Lots to learn and see!
  • A great and interesting Museum, build in an original old and mighty Pirateboat. Also the Location round the Museum is a "Real Experience" to every Visitor. Very nice museum and very nice place to spend some hours in the evening and enjoy everything around it.
  • Nice interactive exhibition, I especially enjoyed the Amsterdam ship and history of whaling exhibition.
  • Exhibition are limited. But what is in there is interesting. The Wonderful is also worth seeing

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