The National Maritime Museum

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum (the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam) lets you discover how much of our wealth and culture we owe to the sea. In and around the beautiful ‘s Lands Zeemagazijn, one of the major Golden Age buildings of Amsterdam, you’ll find eleven exhibitions, the attraction Voyage at Sea and the East Indiaman Amsterdam. Together they tell the rich maritime history of the Netherlands.

Stimulating and inspiring

The exhibitions of Het Scheepvaartmuseum excite, inspire and clarify. In atmospheric settings, it is as if the pieces from the world-famous collection talk to you. There are special exhibitions for children, about the Golden Age, whaling and the development of the port of Amsterdam.

Sal & Lori and Circus at Sea is a very special experience for children up to 6 years. The exciting attraction Voyage at Sea is a virtual on board adventure: you’ll meet historical figures and experience what they had to endure during storms and sea battles.

Docked alongside the museum quay is the replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1749.

Beautiful courtyard

Het Scheepvaartmuseum is within walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station. Everyone, young and old, is welcome to enjoy the building and the exhibitions. The restaurant, library and museum shop are freely accessible from the spectacular covered courtyard.

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