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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 523 2222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum getting the most of tourist attention, the National Maritime Museum can be overlooked by Amsterdam visitors. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of the Netherlands' maritime history. For me the most exciting exhibit in this museum...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank igormk
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum really should be top of your list. It is so well laid out in the old naval building with 4 sides and a massive covered courtyard. Entry is 16 euros each with no concessions for adults but worth every euro. There are impressive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R0bbie78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a hidden gem, a fantastic museum for anyone interested in maritime history. This is not a stuffy Victorian era museum, but a fantastic interactive journey for young and old alike. So much to see and experience. If only more museums were like this. My...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Greeted by enthusiastic on entry. It's an amazing, pristine building. Stopped for a drink at the cafe and had an epic slice of apple pie. Great quality and good value. The floor plan leaflet was easy to follow. The first exhibit we looked at was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank allanf556
Reviewed 6 days ago

a beautiful place with extraordinary pieces of history ! its very organised and well kept! the royal barge is a thing of beauty !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacquesvassallo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you enter the building the first thing you see is the fantastic courtyard roof, which is worth the entrance fee on its own. You will need to allocate at least four hours for this interesting museum about the history of Dutch maritime. You get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nickpash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk on your own or with a tour in to this wonderful building, this is a love story for the ages, the story of the Dutch people's experience, love of the sea, travel, military history, Super place to visit, lots to do and sea, modern...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ob1murray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will make a sailor lover out of any visitor. A huge collection of replica ships and memorabilia from Holland's golden era.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nomadicherbivores
Reviewed 1 week ago

all you need to know about dutch history can be found here. they even have a old ship docked near the habour. staff are attentive and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like any museum of its kind it is full of artefacts and photos of ships and people from days gone by. The main square inside the museum is quite unique with its fancy glass covering, which is very useful in inclement weather. The main museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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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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29 September 2018|
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Response from alsbergs | Reviewed this property |
I walked on busy roads, but there were good sidewalks. The views were also enjoyable. You shouldn’t have any problem.
6 February 2018|
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Response from Zelphiakat | Reviewed this property |
There are bike racks right outside the front door.
20 September 2017|
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Response from Sofia R | Reviewed this property |
Personally I recommend you to invert the order. First you should go to this museum, you'll spend here about 2/3 hours and spend the rest of your day in Nemo Museum. If you go at Nemo first you will lost you in the middle of... More
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