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Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Maritime Museum
Ranked #28 of 503 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“very interesting”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

both for adults as well as childeren (ours are 11 and 15) very interesting. Self guided tour with headset will take you approximately 2 hours.

Visited March 2013
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Set Sail”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was our second visit to Amsterdam but our first to this Museum. It costs around 15 Euro to get in and the building is divided into four sides north,east,south and west, with a huge glass ceilinged courtyard in the middle. You can go out to the port area where there is a Square rigger sailing ship to go aboard with interactive cannons, hammocks and plenty to explore also a coal powered ice breaker nearby. The four buildings are on different levels and have plenty to see the voyages of the sea show was in Dutch only but you soon get the gist. We spent about two hours here if we took the kids we may have stopped longer as quite a bit is themed around school aged children. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit of this fine building.

Visited May 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Pretty Poor Excuse of a Museum”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Maybe if we had kids or understood Dutch, we might have enjoyed this museum. The 25 min "Voyages of the Sea" show was a total waste of time. The exhibits on navigational aides, globes, and old photos were well laid out exhibits, but it was a small part of museum. It was a grand old building and we wished there was something about it, but alas, there was not. Recommendation: Avoid it. It is not worth it even for free.

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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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“Surpising Scheepvaart museum”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Last on our list, but one of the best museums we visited during our stay in Amsterdam, especially for our 8 &11 year old kids. Multimedia experiences combined with classical exhibitions with an active part to keep kids (and their parents) actively involved. Highlight is of course the VOC ship. Also here, everything to tough and try. We really enjoyed this museum a lot.

Visited May 2013
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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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“Aimed at kids”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Found this a bit disappointing, really aimed at kids, a lot of wasted space in the building, the replica galleon and the restaurant were the best parts of it.

Visited May 2013
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