The National Maritime Museum (‘Scheepvaartmuseum’ in Dutch) is a museum dedicated to the Netherlands’ legendary naval history. The National Maritime Museum contains an impressive collection of historical objects including weapons, paintings, world maps and scale models. The crown jewel of the National Maritime Museum is its spectacular, full-size replica of the Amsterdam, an 18th-century cargo ship that shipwrecked in the English Channel on its maiden voyage to the East Indies. The National Maritime Museum is housed in the impressive building of the former arsenal of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, which dates back to 1656. The courtyard now features an elaborate glass ceiling with a design reminiscent of a compass rose. The National Maritime Museum is one of the country’s most visited museums, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Don’t miss this unique attraction and get your tickets now!
The Maritime Museum Amsterdam will give you a glimpse into Holland’s long and prosperous relation with the sea. You’ll be invited to board the famous Amsterdam and see it from up close, relive 500 years of fascinating history and learn what life was like as a sailor for one of the most successful empires ever. The Maritime Museum Amsterdam features a number of fun educational and interactive exhibits and a large collection of historical artifacts from the Dutch Golden Age. It’s an ideal place to visit to learn more about this captivating era. There are a number of exhibitions geared towards children which make it fun and interesting for all ages. The Maritime Museum Amsterdam is located in the east of the city, near the Royal Zoo and just a 20-minute walk from Central Station. It’s also easy to reach by public transport (busses 22 and 48).
Book your tickets to the National Maritime Museum on our website to guarantee entry! Tickets for the National Maritime Museum that are booked here also include fast-track admission to the museum, so you won’t have to wait at the entrance. The National Maritime Museum is a fascinating attraction that’s fun for all ages. Don’t miss it on your next trip to the Netherlands!