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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  • Some fantastic artifacts and ship decorations are displayed. Royal barge was very impressive. Replica ship is also very nice and has a feel to it. However the layout is complicated, map supplied at....  more »
  • The museum contain pieces on a few different topics, but not very detailed or informative. A little small and the exhibits missing a storyline or background information.  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!

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