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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
From US$18.61*
Skip the Line: Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
From US$18.61*
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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
As featured in Amsterdam by bike
Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 523 2222
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 March 2017

On a cold March morning ,we set off from Central train station walking 20 minutes to this impressive building. We paid 15euros each entrance which is the cheapest ticket,on line all more,this included All the attractions here. The court yard is covered with a massive...More

3  Thank tchell2016
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I visited this museum about 15 years ago and then again today. It has been given a ' makeover' and unfortunately has lost all historical perspective in the process. It has now embraced style over substance and is not worth a visit if you were...More

5  Thank pewaterhound
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Particularly enjoyed exploring the ship reproduction that one may tour. The museum had some interesting displays but disappointed me in absence of information and displays about the Dutch East India trade that was so important in the 17th century and after.

Thank Gretchen_Friend
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great spot for a visito f a few hours through the city. Its located near the central station. Rent a bike to get here; you will love the drive!

Thank Ellie-R-Cook
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable if you love ships and history. The big ship out front is a replica of one of the Netherlands big sailing ships. Nice cafe inside too. Interesting and well worth visiting.

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Until I visited Amsterdam's maritime museum, I had no idea of Hollands rich maritime history. This is a large well laid out museum with lots of educational and easy to see displays. Including a reproduction of a seventeenth century cargo ship and the actual Royal...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s difficult to miss this fine monumental building with the large reconstruction of the sailing ship Amsterdam moored outside. Inside there is a huge range of displays about Dutch maritime history and its impact. Everything from whaling and cruising to military history. There are some...More

Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn’t had enough time after 3 hours plus to see everything in the museum. I recommended that you go there early and enjoy the all history of the Duch marine and colonisation, you will not regrate it.

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this museum a lot. The building is superb and its a wonder how they enclose the courtyard with a dome, a dome which changes colors and must be great to see in the darkness. The Museum is part of the I Amsterdam City...More

Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past months I developed an interest in 16th-19th century sailing ships. I wondered how life on board was for 17th century Dutch sailors setting out on a voyage lasting 6 months to the East Indies. They would take wool and linen and brought...More

Thank BenAlofs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice museum with rich rollection of ship models, paintings, ship decorations, navigation instruments, moreover plenty of information to understand the history of the Netherlands.

Thank Tlovetotravel321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a wonderful building and only that is worth a visit. But also the rest is worthwhile a visit. I especially loved the models of the yachts, the part about whale’s, the old ship ornaments but the top attraction is the reconstruction of...More

Thank Jasper F
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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
A visit to Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands presents the
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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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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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
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26 March 2016|
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Response from MonoJ | Reviewed this property |
Most bigger museum have weelchairs to borrow. I know for sure Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijkmuseum. Most of them have this info on there page, if not you can send them a email.