Ultimate Dutch nautical experience

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In the 17th Century, Amsterdam was the world’s largest port and the Netherlands was a world power. Much of Amsterdam’s history is related to the sea. To truly understand Amsterdam and its inhabitants, you must understand our seafaring past. Visit Het Scheepvaartmuseum – to experience this history first hand.

The Arsenal – home to Het Scheepvaartmuseum- The National Maritime Museum. This historic building dating from 1656 and designed as storage house for the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The glass roofing of the inner courtyard is a dazzling glass ceiling made of 1200 different pieces of glass.

Find out how our people are historically a nation of sea traders, see our innovationsin global travel, nautical map design, and hoe we still innovate in waterways. Hear the stories we learned from colonialism. You will fin dus sailing  at the heart of historic Amsterdam in a 350-year-old Admiralty storehouse. Anchor your experience with a visit to The National Maritime Museum.

Good to know

·         Open daily from 09:00 – 17:00. The museum is closed on January 1st, April 27th and
December 25th.
·         Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence 2014 – 2016
·         Free Audio Tour – avaliable in 11 languages (60 min tour
·         Wheelchair accessible
·         Tour bus drop off point in front of the museum
·         Restaurant Stalpaert serves the best local food
·         The museum is also an outstanding MICE location for business events, meetings and