National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

(4.1/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
At 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. Using our world travel planner, Amsterdam attractions like National Maritime Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum has 3 wings with beautiful exhibits with many interactive opportunities and an outdoor full scale replica of a merchant ship on the water one can visit all the levels of. We were very impr...  more »
  • I was very impressed. This very reasonably priced museum has a wealth of exhibits and is informative and entertaining. The seamless use of technology and facilities including included locker rentals m...  more »
  • Inside the museum there is a lot of information about ships and the importance of trading. Outside you can also see a real ship and visit all parts of it. Was great fun. 
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  • A beautiful museum in a beautiful building. Makes me proud everytime when I am visiting. I am taking a lot of tourists here, very informative and always a nice temporarely exhibition. Especially liked the one about a dark side in our history, about the slaves. The paintings alone are worth the visit.
  • This was a neat museum, if perhaps a bit overpriced for what you get to see. There's a VR experience that was... a little esoteric, to say the least. Most of the museum, save for the VR thing, has both Dutch and English. The replica 3 masted ship was interesting to visit, although there was disappointingly little information provided about what you were looking at. The map/atlas exhibit was stellar, with some of the first maps showing North America. If you're into this kind of thing, it's extremely interesting. The cost is 15 Euro in Sept 2016. Around 10-11 would be more appropriate. Anything bigger than a mediumish camera bags are not allowed, but there are free lockers underground to store anything you brought with you.
  • This is a beautiful museum. I like the building itself. And it was great to get on to the big ship and look at how it was like it the old times for dutch sailors.
  • If you're a fan of the sea, this museum is worth seeing. They have a big sail boat that you can enter and experience. Many model boats to view. Free entry with I Amsterdam pads. Good free lockers to place your stuff if you need to. Very large museum, and could not see everything.
  • One of the most interactive museums i have been to, great with kids and for map lovers. You can easily spend half day here on a rainy day. Audio guide is free, the building and the inner glass rooftop is beautiful and the remake ship outside the building is also interesting.