I wentto see this museum mainly because I wanted to see the replica East Indiaman. This is a well worth while visit in its own right though the interpretation info on-board is rather limited. It would probably appeal to children too as it has the feel of a 'pirate ship' and there are places to play in the hold. The cabins and gun deck are well recreated thought perhaps a little too obviously 'replica' but I enjoyed my visit. There is another small ship by it but you can't go on it. Inside the impressive museum building are a number of displays on whaling, the golden age of Dutch trade, the modern port, nautical instruments, maps etc and a play area for kids. There is also a 25 min audio-visual 'virtual sea voyage' which was not quite as good as it sounds but ok and should not be missed (every hour on the hour). Allow 2 hours for a visit. It is not cheap (15 euros) but there is quite a bit to see.
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