National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 1,700+ 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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  • The National Maritime Museum is a diverse and spectacular museum. Inter -active and high end collection. A must see. Nice restaurant. 
  • This museum is broken down into 4 parts, North, South, East and West. There are different attractions on each level of each section. One of the attractions has to do with a worthwhile 25 minutes viewi...  read more »
  • - never could have imagined there is so Much to learn about 3, 4 centuries ago. - about ships, how they lived on board..... - about (lacking) compasses...! - sailing on the stars in the sky..! - not k...  read more »
  • We went to the Museum today as we are interested in the Dutch exploration of the West Coast of Australia. This year is the 400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing on the island that now bears his name . We were told that they had a copy of the plate that Dirk left on the island but it was not on show. In fact, we could not find anything about the Dutch visiting the West Coast of Australia. There are many other interesting objects and paintings in the Museum so it was worth a visit. We were the second couple who asked about Dirk Hartog today so perhaps they need to put out a display.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful museum, definitely bring headphones there is a complimentary auto tour available which I highly recommend. The atlas exhibit, and paintings are beautiful and there is a hidden surprise/secret on the jetty!
  • Great museum! Lots of amazing stuff to see and lately they have incorporated interesting interactive attractions as well. The huge VOC ship around the back is awesome and really gives you an idea how living on a ship like this must have been. I would have given them 5 stars, but I think it's a huge mistake not to address the awful history of slave trading here.
  • Really good museum, a lot to see, amazing roof inside the building. Ship outside is interesting, staff couldn't have been more helpful.
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