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“One of the best designed museums” 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)
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Ranked #33 of 262 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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“One of the best designed museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is one of the best designed museums I have visited, the story is well presented, not too much detail but enough to keep you interested in the subject.

The way the artifacts are presented is excellent, the use of lighting, graphics and video works very well and keeps you wanting to see more.

All information is available in both Dutch and English

Visited February 2014
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“A Mariner's Must See”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Beautiful building and interesting exhibits including the replica Amsterdam ship moored outside. Museum location in the harbour reinforces the importance of The Netherlands maritime history. Many Dutch maritime artists work on display as well as ship models, nauticalia, photos etc

Visited October 2013
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“A lovely museum, but the Amsterdam ship is the main event.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Yes, I know, it's a replica of the original Amsterdam ship, but it was still so much fun visiting it.
The rest of the museum, while being truly lovely, pales in comparison with the ship.
The museum would appeal both to adults and youngsters, and roughly 2 hours ought to do the trick for you.

Visited May 2013
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“Magnificient building....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

.... with a very large interior court in the center of several exhibits on various subjects linked to the sea: ships, ship decorations, globes, sextants, clocks, paintings, cacao trade, Amsterdam port, etc. Do not miss the replica of VOC ship the Amsterdam which you can visit and imagine you are a conqueror of the sea!

Visited January 2014
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“A-ha mateys!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went to the museum principally to get on board The Amsterdam ship, which was great fun! It is a replica rather than the original but no less interesting for that - lots of good information posted around the place. We went round the rest of the museum and can really recommend the section with all of the prow decorations, nautical instruments and photos - absolutely fascinating and really well presented with English and other languages. This was one of our favourite visits in Amsterdam.

Visited January 2014
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