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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 #28 of 246 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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

This museum was fantastic ,It presented the maritime history in an interesting and engaging way. The Sea Voyage is a must.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was, personally, the best attraction at Amsterdam. Het Scheepvaartmuseum is basically a national maritime museum which displays a lot regarding Dutch history in shipping, navigation and whale hunting. The highlight of the museum is the full scale replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam, an almost three-century old ship. You can explore the entire ship, right from the upper deck... More 

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our business group had a well-arranged trip by boat from the Hilton to the Museum. On arrival we were shown around the museum by a very knowledgeable tur guide who made it extremey interesting - much better than anticipated. There is a lot of history associated with the building itself and it is well worth a visit. We were lucky... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Even if you don't think a Maritime Museum is for you (I didn't) GO this place is gorgeous, beautiful and has been renovated to the highest standard. The architecture, exhibits and displays are so...beautiful. Even the loos are beautiful, in vaulted brick basements. The Museum has missed a moment to explain on the hand out what the building was originally... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located on the waterfront, about a 15 minute walk from the central Train Station, the National Maritime Museum is a good place to learn about Dutch history, much of which was based on Maritime endeavors. The exhibits are beautifully displayed with labels in English. Lots of interactive displays with an old ship open for view moored next to the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had seen this impressive building and the replica ship "Amsterdam" from a canal boat trip the previous evening and thought we would walk up the next day to perhaps look around the ship... Didn`t think I was that interested in maritime history... Well, we paid our 15 euros each and went straight to the replica ship, which was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is an excellent museum and uses interactive multimedia superbly. It is informative giving you really good displays on how they measured e.g. longtitude, depth etc in the good old days with examples of the some of the instruments in quite well thought out settings and units. The fact that most of the multimedia was actually working is pretty impressive... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you really have so much time, you should see the cargo ship "Amsterdam", it will lead you back to 18th century. Don't miss - and you will - see the baggage locker zone!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We came to the museum out of interest to the ship outside however we also looked around the exhibitions and went through the interactive exhibition which were lovely. Not cheap but worth a visit. The main ship outside has been made very interactive and is a great place to bring kids as they have made a kind of assault course... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you want to learn about maritime navigation before the advent of GPS, make this your museum to go to. It's really neat to see 500 year old atlases and the history of maritime navigation through the centuries. The exhibition of maritime art is also worth seeing. Their multi-media sea voyage experience is really disjointed and hard to follow although... More 

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