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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 Islands (Oostelijke Eilanden)
+31 20 523 2222
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Great building housing a fantastic museum, some of the works of art are breath taking showing a history of the Dutch fleet over the centuries.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Guttedfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected much more. The only thing that I really liked was the King's barge, outside. The living "pirate ship" was dumbed down, and as I did the different floors, I kept expecting more. The 2 minute virtual reality show was disappointing. Inside the museum,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit disappointing for me as I was expecting something "extraordinary". It is a bit bland, and except for the beauty of the building from an outside view, there is not a lot to get impressed. It was kinda poor but still informative....More

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

We hadn't booked any of the major art museums well in advance and could no longer get tickets during the holiday season. So we came to this museum and also enjoyed a walking tour of new Amsterdam. This museum is steeped in history and offers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrsbonhamtufts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this experience was the tall ship, outside. It was interesting to get a real feel for what it would have been like as a sailor in that time. The rest of the museum didn't have nearly as much as I had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jade J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really liked the exhibit on Amsterdam's shipping channel and port - very informative. Also enjoyed the maritime paintings. But incredibly disappointed in the lack of information and labelling on the model boats, of which there are many, and found the other exhibits (navigational instruments, ship...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alpaca19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 15€ entrance is a little costy especially if you didn't notice the visit of the royal barge outside th museum and the east indiaman ship. Those visits outside th meuseum saved my visit. Don'tiss them. The 2 museum floors are collections of ship decorations,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent time here and spent about 3 hours here. You can visit a full size replica of the Amsterdam an 18th-century ship. It is housed in a former naval storehouse. There are models of many types of ships, weapons, porcelain and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roy50holland
Reviewed 16 December 2018

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 14 December 2018

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
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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28 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.
5 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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