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Northern Maritime Museum

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Address: Brugstraat 24-26, 9711 HZ Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 050/312-22-02
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We've been to several maritime museums in the Netherlands and while they all house many similar exhibits each has a local slant and this is no different with good insights into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to several maritime museums in the Netherlands and while they all house many similar exhibits each has a local slant and this is no different with good insights into Groningens past maritime history. Helpful staff, and some fantastic diesel engines on show...if you like boats and boat history you'll love this place.

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Northern Maritime Museum is perfectly located in the old city of Groningen. It is very short distance from a major canal, so the location has the perfect atmosphere. The museum is in a collection of old buildings and the logical "path" through history flows between buildings and floor to floor. There are some highlights, include a superb collection of... More 

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent museum with very intresting artifacts relating to dutch maritime and the local area of groningen. Lots and lots of stairs so not good everybody.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

It’s a museum about ships. Mostly. What more to say? Well, this is Holland and they take things that float very seriously. So there's a Dutch Barge outside to admire and even though all of the inside is in Dutch (leaflets you can take round are available in other languages) there's still a lot to learn and see. Plenty of... More 

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Breukelen Ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Perhaps you are not the person most interested in maritime history, but then you should visit this museum just for the building itself! It is old (and newer combined). Parts of it were developed in an era that Dutch people were much smaller then nowadays. A lot of visitors - say everyone over 5 foot 6 inches - should pay... More 

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Soenderborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I visited this place during a rainy day in Groningen. It tells an interesting naval history of Groningen that is finished with a small exposition of old machines. You can get an information leaflet in English that tells the main story line.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This was one of the better attractions we found in Groningen. Although all of the information is in Dutch, we were able to get a good understanding of the story being told (even if we missed some details). A very interesting and varied collection. We enjoyed the attached old buildings that make up the museum as well.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We visited the museum with our 2 children (ages 5 and 8) while on a day trip to Groningen. The museum is convenient and centrally located, and the exhibitions take you through the historic set of buildings and rooms that make up the museum. We don't read Dutch, but still found it enjoyable. The staff gave the children a booklet... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Soon as you enter this museum you will get a video information about the city of groningen in the past and then the journey begins by entering the museum space. This museum has some floors and if you follow the route, you will see objects and those all are related to ships. It seems you're in a big schip, seeing... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It looks small, but you really need a good 1.5 - 2 hours to see everything, I was lucky I managed to see the Canadian Allied Forces section set for the 70th year of liberation celebration. A must see in Groningen.

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