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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 2222
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Het Scheepvaartmuseum, The National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring stories of how the sea is in our genes. Come and enjoy the stimulating, interactive exhibitions and the stunning 17th century building.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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“sailing ship” (90 reviews)
“royal barge” (53 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 523 2222
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Reviewed yesterday

An outstanding museum - The replica East India Company sailing ship is outstanding and the museum building - a former naval HQ - is amazing. Café food and service is first class. A not to be missed venue

Reviewed yesterday

The museum is very close to NEMO Science Museum, so I recommend visiting both on the same day. The ship is majestic and the audio guide is very helpful, but it does not take more than an hour to see everything else in the place.

Thank dearhekate
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most of these attractions only allow you to see the deck. Here, we explored all the decks, and got a feel for life on the high seas. don't miss it, there is a great view of the harbor, and easy to get to!

Thank callmeamby
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great visit for all ages. Interesting exhibition of all things Dutch maritime. The Royally barge is impressive as is the replica Amsterdam. Allow 4 hours for a full visit to take every thing.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The National Maritime Museum is hosted in a historical building, the former naval house. Interactive exhibitions and a great collection of naval instruments. A replica of the Dutch East India Company ship "Amsterdam" can be visited, great experience for kids. The Royal Barge is hosted...More

Thank AleDima2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum, which is quite close to the central railway station, but is also reachable by bus riide. Some of the museum rooms were empty, the ship was interesting! But the entree I find expensive!

Thank evdg2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow, great place. This building was built in the 1600's. It is now a museum with art, ships and artefacts. There is an wonderful restaurant on site with great food. I highly recommend this stop if you are interested in art, maritime artifacts or you...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an interesting museum in an interesting old building. The replica ship is fun to explore and the golden royal barge worth a look. I would have liked some more signs, but there are free audio guides, which we didn’t use (short of time)....More

Thank Sitta
Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked all the way here, and it was a long walk. You have to go out of the old city, where things start to look new and decidedly less beautiful. It's relatively near the train station. They have a lot of interesting things. I'm...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wander round three sides of the building and across two floors with very good exhibits, also able to wander round the replica tall ship and learn how they traded with the Dutch East Indies.

Thank Don B
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
A visit to Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands presents the
opportunity to marvel at its many modern architectural
masterpieces like the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
and the beguiling Python Bridge while taking in its
scenic waterfront with its trendy assortment of cafés,
restaurants, bars, and clubs. Here in this
post-industrial (though in some parts still very much
presently industrial) neighborhood, you’ll find a
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If we visit museum on the morning of 29 May, is there a possibility to store our baggage? We are boarding a cruise ship in the afternoon. It make for better logistics if we can store the baggage at the museum.
10 May 2016|
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Response from MarcusGB9 | Reviewed this property |
The staff would assist you as they are able, there is a room to store bags at the property
Ella S
Do they have wheelchairs to rent or borrow?
26 March 2016|
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Response from MonoJ | Reviewed this property |
Most bigger museum have weelchairs to borrow. I know for sure Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijkmuseum. Most of them have this info on there page, if not you can send them a email.