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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sailing ship” (109 reviews)
“voc ship” (59 reviews)
“east indiaman” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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"sailing ship"
in 109 reviews
"voc ship"
in 59 reviews
"east indiaman"
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"navigation instruments"
in 31 reviews
"tall ship"
in 23 reviews
"full scale"
in 18 reviews
"east india company"
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"glass roof"
in 29 reviews
"model boats"
in 14 reviews
"all ages"
in 59 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 29 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"great for kids"
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"whole family"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 38 reviews
"dutch history"
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Reviewed today

The star of the show is the replica of the 3 masted East Indiaman, Amsterdam, in Ij Bay. You can climb aboard and inspect the interior and exterior. Go early as this is a kids' favorite and school classes start arriving. Also on display was...More

Thank ewlevin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not the first time that I’m at the Museum, but I love it. Would go every month if I would live in Amsterdam. Great collection... theme based expositions.... fantastic building..... highly recommended to everyone with affinity to water....

Thank Andre B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the big surprise of our trip to Amsterdam. It was our second favorite attraction (after the Van Gogh Museum.) Touring the ship was a fascinating and memorable experience. We arrived at 9:00 on Sunday morning and had it to ourselves. Lots of great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We like more fun museums - not just looking at pictures on the wall. The ship is fabulous. The map room also. But the whole thing is fun. We spent 5 hours here.

Thank Barb G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While taking a camel cruise we saw the tall ship anchored next to the museum. We were like we need to go back. We looked at reviews on trip advisor and were like well maybe. We took a gamble and went o a Thursday and...More

Thank mrlogboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with artwork, artifacts, models and a full size replica ship. The models are spectacular. There are also great artifacts like maps. Good small cafe. Good accessibility. Well laid out with a good audio guide.

Thank Benny080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a warm sunny day and it was great to be beside and on the water The interior exhibitions are superbly displayed and interactive The on board time was fun too There is a great little cafe too

Thank DebbyB23
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice go at your own pace museum with free audio guides. The full size Amsterdam fighting ship is a must to see and be on. Close walk from the Central station.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort it takes to get here ... no trans or metro to here ... about 15/20 mins walk from centraal station. All about the east India company and the ships they used with a full size replica. Very informative with a VR...More

2  Thank marknh2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Children and adults were thrilled by the short Virtual Reality experience aboard the recreated Golden Age ship. The whale and merchant exhibitions were well thought out and engaging. Clever how the info wasn’t overwhelming yet if you wanted more it was there. Four stars not...More

Thank Wanda_Farr_101
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Christopher S
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Response from Zelphiakat | Reviewed this property |
There are bike racks right outside the front door.
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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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The staff would assist you as they are able, there is a room to store bags at the property
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