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“Great museum! ” 4 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 #33 of 306 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty 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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“Great museum! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We really loved our visit to this museum. It is beautifully laid out and easy to get around. The set up is fantastic and not overwhelming for those that aren't really into 'maritime' history. The coffee shop and gift shop are also a must see.. Great hot chocolate and friendly staff. Add this one to your list!

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“Interesting and Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Het Scheepvaartmuseum is a great maritime museum celebrating a great seafaring people. The ship moored outside the museum is very interesting and gives a great idea of the size of these old ships. It's hard to believe that a ship like that could actually cross the Atlantic! But the museum is so much more than that. It is difficult to take it all in, particularly when you don't have much time. The virtual sea adventure was excellent and gives an experience of what it is like to be on the sea.

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fantastic museum, we loved the whaling exhibit as well as the virtual sea adventure. Very family friendly, and entertaining for grown-ups and kids!

Visited June 2014
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“Interesting,.....well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I loved the incredible collection of navigational equipment, old ships figureheads and actual artifacts. The container "ride" video experience is cool and great for kids. The tall ship replica is incredible and has a great feeling of a step back in time. All good! You can spend hours here on a rainy day. Highly recommend for all.

Visited June 2014
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“Good experience for naval enthusiasts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was really interesting going through the exhibitions on the Dutch East India company etc. A lot of naval history here! And visiting the actual sailing ship and able to walk around on board was a great experience.

Visited June 2014
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