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Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum

Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum)
Phone Number: 31 20 52 32 222
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Ranked #34 of 272 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Me and my friend came here purely because we'd been playing Assassins Creed: Black Flag and wanted to go on the the Amsterdam VOC Ship. This museum is up there for me with the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, London. It's displays are stunning covering maritime art, the Dutch East India Company, Slavery, Wale Hunting and much more. The Replica Dutch... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went here on a Sunday but the crowds were surprisingly minimal. The exhibitions are well organized and include sufficient explanations. Two complaints however: 1. the museum a bit too focused on children and 2. the VOC exhibition was by far the most interesting but far too small.

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Trondheim, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A really interesting museum with something for everyone. I especially enjoyed the exhibition about the golden age.

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Holon, Israel
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

nice activities for kids invluding a whale eperience with hands -on ehibits. the "golden age" tour as well is ecellent with kids. otherwise, the museum was a little unrewarding for a maritime afficionado.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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38 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Tourist with kids always have the challenge of what to do with them on a rainy day. In Amsterdam, this should be your answer! Lots of interactive displays -- a replica ship to climb aboard -- "Circus at Sea" experience for the younger set -- and, should they get hungry (don't they always?), a not-unreasonably priced café with sandwiches, soup,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great museum that cover a very unique and interesting topic. The exhibits are so well done we spent a whole day there

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a really great time in that one! The museum has a lot of paintings and other things that are related to wooden ships. But the most awesome thing there is a real sailboat that you can board) Ahoy))

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went for an hour or two, ended up spending the whole day here. Set in a beautiful building, there were tons of exhibits with a lot of variety - anything from the modern port to the history of whaling and the Netherlands as a maritime power. Well worth a visit, and it gets you away from some of the major... More 

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Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The building is special. You can take pictures from the ship inside the museum. You can have a better view from there.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

With limited time in Amsterdam, we needed to choose carefully which museums and attractions we would visit. We are glad that we chose this one. There was enough variety of the different aspects of the maritime way of life in the Netherlands from the scale models of ships to the original atlases to the paintings and of course the replica... More 

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