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Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum

Brugstraat 24-26, 9711 HZ Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 312 2202
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Where Sea comes to life

hidden inside of an ordinary looking Dutch building, lies an incredible and valuable collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alen H
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Hadzici, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entertaining Exhibition!

The Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum is a great way to spend 1-2 hours of free time. It's very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Werner S
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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The northern Maritime Museum is situated in two beautiful medieval buildings in Groningen. The museum shows the history of the ship transport in the north of the Netherlands and the history of Groningen. Additionally, you can visit changing art and history exhibitions throughout the year in our museum. To know how Groningen looked like in the Middle Ages, you can view the special virtual reconstruction of medieval Groningen.
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  • Average11%
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Brugstraat 24-26, 9711 HZ Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

hidden inside of an ordinary looking Dutch building, lies an incredible and valuable collection of maritime artifacts and possessions. From ship models to Dutch trading routes, tying sailors knots or Captains Cabin, to Arctic Expeditions, this place even has the ship engines models. Depending on...More

Thank Alen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum is a great way to spend 1-2 hours of free time. It's very interesting to see the history of ship design and how the ships were used in the canals in Groningen. You get a real sense of Groningen's history through this...More

Thank Werner S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting collection that follows eras in local navigation and shipbuilding. There are also collections of art. All explanations are in Nederlands, but there is a brief guide in English.

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

No sure what to expect entering this type of museum in the middle of a city but it was brilliant. Covers city development related to canals, boats, art and people. Includes workshops relating to sails, masts, rope etc plus a display of early marine Diesel...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Good models of boats and artefacts telling the history of shipping in the area. A few interactive displays. Very little information in English. The museum is housed in two very old buildings and is over many floors - there is no lift.

Thank Jozza77
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The museum gives a very good impression about shipping in this part of the Netherlands. The Groninger Shipping is leading in the Netherlands.

Thank normandic
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Fascinating museum that's a mix of many things that should appeal to both the young and the old. We thought we'd spend an hour or so here using our Museum cards, before heading out again, and then ended up spending the entire afternoon there. Well...More

1  Thank sgkiser
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was really interested in the exhibition. It was really wide, and huge. The building itself was also worth a visit. But there were no english subtitles, so I could not really follow what I see, neither learn too many new things. Even though I...More

Thank Tibor F
Reviewed 8 October 2016

An authentic museum showing everything from historical models to traditional tools used in shipbulding

Thank vkrajnak
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fascinating history of Groningen and the importance of shipping of all kinds since the earliest archaeological records. Set in a pair of historic buildings over many levels. There is a leaflet/guide in English but a little Dutch helps here. It is like a museum should...More

1  Thank john592
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