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Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum)
Phone Number: 31 20 52 32 222
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Description: Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring...
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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Excellent content for sea lovers

Its a little confusing getting from one section to the other, but the displays and presentations are well done. Modernized. Lots of interactive scenes for kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Give a lot of time for this visit and also take a trip on the steam boat that leaves from the Jetty. Great for adults and children alike. Loads of opportunity for interaction with the exhibits. The restaurant is lovely with a good selection of food. Well worth spending at least four or five hours in. Excellent transport links to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Dutch have a long history of commercial sailing and colonization. This museum will acquaint you with it. Active, imaginative children will have fun, exploring the full-scale replica of a square-rigged merchantman, and the immersive "Sea Voyage" multimedia exhibit. On certain days, about thirty or forty days per year, they fire up the boilers on the Christiaan Burnings, built in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was a rainy Sunday in Amsterdam, so we went to the Maritime Museum. For us, highlights were the Ship Decorations and the Atlases. These are truly unique. I encourage you to take the harbour cruise on the coal-powered, steam-driven boat. I have never been on a boat where the smokestack was lowered to go under a bridge - wow.... More 

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Lanarkshir Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

For a man with a lifetime interest in the sea and all that floats on it, this for me was a no brainer, but the big surprise was that my wife went far beyond being the usual supportive presence and found it brilliant too. The former naval headquarters possesses an instant authenticity, and the replica warship, "Amsterdam", is stupendously done.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We greatly enjoyed our visit.Perhaps not many know the extent of former Dutch sea power and all was set out well in the museum displays.From whaling to the colonial influences and the burning of Chatham! It was also interesting to get inside and see the Dutch Man of War ship and experience what life was like on several decks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

splendid galeon replica and other ships that can be visited, a fantastic experience for children. The rest of the museum is also very interesting and entertaining, allowing for example understanding the evolution of holland and land reclamation to the see.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

For me at least, this was probably the most interesting museum in Amsterdam as I love all things relating to naval and military history. Once you enter you go through into a central courtyard which has quite an impressive glass ceiling, from there the exhibits are located in the three wings which are accessed from the coartyard, each one consisting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Its a little confusing getting from one section to the other, but the displays and presentations are well done. Modernized. Lots of interactive scenes for kids.

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Knutsford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A really good museum. Firstly the building itself is a museum piece (a former naval headquarters) which has been really well adapted to its new role. I particularly liked the glass roof of the inner courtyard, most welcome on a chill April day. The galleries and exhibitions are extensive and modern in their presentation, I have to say we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely lovely lovely. Great exhibits, gorgeous cafe, fantastic experience on the Galleon in the harbour, lovely staff. The best 3 hours of the whole holiday. It helps that I like boats though I'll be honest. You might not enjoy it if youdon't like boats but it's such a well done museum it's hard not to enjoy it.

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