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“Amazing !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum)
31 20 52 32 222
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Ranked #29 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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“Amazing !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Make sure you give yourself sufficient time here as there is so so much to see. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the replica ship was amazing and the exhibit about the slave ship was very moving. All of the artwork was fantastic and all of the other exhibits were great! It's also a good place for children as well as there are neat things to do and see.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Experience life aboard the replica of a Historic VOC ship”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The Scheepvaartmuseum is a great museum for both young and old. There are a lot of interactive activities that make it very interesting and fun to learn more about the naval history of the Netherlands.

Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Interesting Look at Maritime History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A newly renovated museum with some great exhibits. There is a tall ship docked outside that you can go in and if there is another ship docked there, you can usually tour that one too. Interactive and great for all ages.

Visited November 2012
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“An Excellent Introduction to the Maritime Heritage of the Netherlands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We really enjoyed this museum. The building is interesting as a former wharehouse of the Dutch East India Company and the scale replica of the ship The Amsterdam is a great reminder of what an adventure it would have been to sail in those days. We learned a lot about the proud Dutch naval history and the role the sea and navy played in the development of the nation. Of particular interest, was the information on the role that the Dutch played in the slave trade - I had not previously known about the large role played by the Dutch. My wife has some mobility challenges and the museum was well designed to help her see it all.

Visited October 2013
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“Get to know the maritime history of The Netherlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Get to know the maritime history of the Netherlands. All kind of interactive games can be played and a visit to a remade dutch 17th century ship is possible. See how live was on board one of these ships.

Visited August 2013
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