The Scheepvaartmuseum only reopened last year. It was high time to pay a visit. The inner courtyard has been glazed so that it is a perfect refuge from the wind and rain of a wintery day. The museum is designed with children in mind, combining modern technology and fun activities with historic material which can be of interest to all. In particular I loved the globes. One in particular is a combination of modern technology with historic material. You twist a brass globe about on its base and on the wall a projection show any number of different globes from a variety of periods. I found it surprising that even English globes still referred to Australia as New Holland in as late as the 1850s.
I also learned the origin of a Dutch expression 'op de valreep' ... Funny what you can learn in unexpected circumstances. Oh, and the ship berthed out the back is definitely worth clambering about. Little people are at a definite advantage here.
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