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Visiting National Maritime Museum Amsterdam

4.5 (100%) 1458 votes

National Maritime Museum is something more than a mere display of some historical artifacts. The stimulating way of describing each of those remnants with a fascinating story related to that is the most exciting and unique factor of this museum. The interactive way of display boosts your curiosity to explore more and dive into the oceanic history of the Netherlands. The fastened ship outside the fabulous architectural building offers you the scope to get a closer view of a traditional Dutch vessel. The models of yachts and the famous battleships are worth seeing. One of the most revered attractions of this museum is the most original looking replica of the Dutch East India Company cargo ship VOC Amsterdam. The ship was damaged and wrecked soon after its maiden journey in 1749. The original shipwreck was spotted in 1969. If you are a pirate movie buff, then the replica is waiting for you. The breath-taking copy of the ship is capable enough to give you Goose Bumps. This museum is not at all a dull and dead looking historical gallery. The modern technology is intelligently used to give the visitor a true essence of the early days of Dutch maritime expeditions and progresses. The virtual tour is worth experiencing if you are interested in revisiting that glorious era. The tale of the Whale and the life on the board games, the old paintings, the old ship steers, and other restored things crafted a real-life maritime experience as a whole.

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National Maritime Museum- The Oceanic History of the Netherlands

National Maritime Museum- The Oceanic History of the Netherlands

VOC Amsterdam Replica

VOC Amsterdam Replica

Mostly known as Het Scheepvaartmuseum, this museum is famous for the installed replica of the legendary VOC Amsterdam. The pirate ship kind of design of the ship is alluring for toddlers. This replica of the 17th Century cargo ship is a piece of Netherlands Naval history. Visitors experience real life on board hundreds of years ago.

Interactive Exhibition

Interactive Exhibition

The interactive display system and Maritime props of the museum are impressive and enticing. Starting from the elaborate virtual tour to the naval practices during the Golden age of the Netherlands everything is beautifully displayed. The interactive whale fishing session, features of ancient ships and other audiovisual maritime facts are fascinating and exciting.

Kid-Friendly Museum

Kid-Friendly Museum

The museum has many exclusive arrangements for toddlers. Kids can enjoy the real-life sensation of being on a ship in the early days. The unique face painting session for children is an amusing experience for them. Strolling around the old VOC Amsterdam, the ancient navigation tools and old paintings are captivating for the toddlers.

National Maritime Museum Amsterdam Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Booking the tickets online is the best idea because there are specific discount offers for online booking.

How To Get Around?

Stroll around the ship replica to enjoy the entire museum tour.

What Should I Wear?

National Maritime Museum Amsterdam Facts

Best Time to Visit

The museum is open throughout the year. It opens at 9 AM every day and remain open till 5 PM. The library timings are different.



Will I Need a Guide?

The interactive display and audio visual tour of the museum is really helpful. So you do not need any guide.

How To Get There?

You can walk lazily for 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station to reach the museum. You can try public bus and boat rides as well.

Additional Info

If you are stuck inside your hotel or resort due to rain then visiting this museum can save your day. The replica of the VOC Amsterdam can be partially inaccessible for visitors with restricted mobility due to its height. If a disable guest bring someone to help then his or her assistant’s entry will be free. Follow the museum’s official site to attend special events and exhibitions of renowned artists.

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