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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.
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Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 523 2222
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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum with creative displays. Wonderful insights into why The Netherlands and Amsterdam are they way they are today.

Thank Billy J
Reviewed yesterday

I visited with my son and did not expect that we would spend so much time here, all in all we easily spent 4 hours. Very interesting museum, with many interactive experiences, great when visiting with kids. Just the historical building by itself is beautiful....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a really excellent museum. The building really suits the purpose with different themes in each wing and the exhibits are imaginatively displayed to evoke the tall ship period. Great to be able to go on deck of a real sailing ship too.

Thank PerTheCat
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum gives a good and very nice overview how the sea travel and exploration has developed. It is astonishing with the limited instruments sea travel has been done in the past. Impressive historical sea battle ship of the Dutch, which is a replica.

Thank Peter-Journeys
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An excellent trip into the nautical history of the Netherlands. The maps exhibition and the old ship were remarkably interesting. Also the shop has very nice products in reasonable prices.

Thank Savra
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Dutsch nautical story is long and you can have it in front of you! It worths to pay a visit! The Staff is pcolite and friendly and the building itself impressive! Spend sometime to explore it! Go for it!!!!!!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of sea exploration, this is a high quality museum. About 90 to 120 minutes gives you a chance to see its offerings. 20% discount cards are available at hotels. Included is a multi language audio guide I found...More

Thank alsbergs
Reviewed 6 days ago

As the Netherlands is a seafarers nation and you have enough time you should pay this museum a visit. Interesting, informative and fun for all ages. I enjoyed it very much

Thank Cruisenele
Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection in this museum isnt for everyone, but it is impressive. My husband could have spent the whole day here. So many nautical geek out items, and beautiful replicas and informative details. There is so much to do in Amsterdam, this might not make...More

Thank Anna-Theresa d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a well organised and detailed museum. Interesting items and information for people of all ages. The layout and presentation of material has been well thought through. Access is good for all. The use and design of space in this old building is contemporary and...More

Thank EnglishHugh
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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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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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Response from MarcusGB9 | Reviewed this property |
The staff would assist you as they are able, there is a room to store bags at the property