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Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum

Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam 1018 KK, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum)
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Ranked #26 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring stories of how the sea is in our genes. Come and enjoy the stimulating,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great value for money at €10 per adult. We visited in March with the intention of staying a couple of hours, six hours later we were being asked to leave as they were closing! This museum gives an excellent insight in to the maritime history of the Netherlands, lots of interactive areas for young & old. A wander around the... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

a fascinating insight into the maritime history of the Netherlands their part in the slave trade and how the men would go to catch whales and all the uses they they were put to The replica ship was superb as was the cafe where we enjoyed authentic food

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Groningen
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I visited the museum with a very mixed group, so the personal interest in the various subject also were different. At the end we all concluded that it was a nice museum which gave a good impression of the maritime history of the country and was very suitable for both younger and older people with different background.

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Bewdley
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Taking a tour of the fantastic replica tall ship is well worth the admission fee on its own, let alone the main museum building with themed exhibitions covering slavery as well as trade and commerce by sea. All in all well worth a visit!!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

You could spend all day here, brilliant exhibitions very atmospheric and beautifully laid out. we learned a lot.

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

During the Age of Colonization, the Dutch were among the maritime superpowers that controlled trade and the parts of the world during that era. This museum shows Holland's maritime might - from the glory days of the Dutch East Indies Company to Amsterdam's role today as the shipping hub of Europe. Housed in a former 17th century warehouse by the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The history of Amsterdam and the Dutch East India Company is both rich and complex, and the National Maritime Museum does an excellent job at bringing it to life. The two must see sections are the interactive history of the VOC and the 'Amsterdam' - a replica of the East Indiaman wreaked off the coast of Hastings. The first, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a wonderful place to visit. We spent time on the ship, explored the interactive displays and marvelled at the clever use of multimedia. The shop was well laid out and the food in the cafe was good solid fare. Overall, as good as I've seen anywhere and it does the Netherlands proud maritime history a great service.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

More modern than expected. The ship is a great attraction especially for the children. There is an exhibition on the Dutch slave trade which is quite informative. The restaurant is well frequented offering food to suit all budgets.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Beautifully designed interactive galleries kept the children fully engaged and interested. Lots of exhibits imaginatively displayed. Delightful, well worth a visit.

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