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National Maritime Museum - Scheepsvaart Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Description

Located in the heart of Amsterdam in a historical building built in 1656 as a former storehouse for the Admiralty. The National Maritime Museum houses one of the world’s biggest collections of nautical art and artifact, including paintings, ship models, navigation instruments and world maps. Discover 500 years of Dutch maritime history and how strongly this is connected to modern day society and of the future.

Climb aboard the impressive replica of a Dutch East Indiaman, docked beside the museum and go on a Virtual Reality journey to experience Amsterdam as it was in the Dutch Golden Age.

 

pick up your tickets at Damrak 26, Amsterdam - Mandatory

Itinerary

  • Climb aboard replica of East Indiaman Amsterdam from 1749
  • Explore one of the world’s biggest maritime collections
  • Virtual Reality journey to experience Dutch Golden Age
  • Enjoy the spectacular covered inner courtyard
  • Free audiotour ( Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
  • Child friendly activities

 

 

 

Main gallery exhibits, Republic at Sea comprises of 50 masterpieces selected to tell the story of the growth, prosperity, and decline of the Netherlands as a maritime nation during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Paintings, model ships, globes, silver, glass, porcelain, and weapons show how strongly the maritime world and Dutch society have been connected over the centuries. Water has shaped the history of the Netherlands and has determined its role and status in the world. Visitors will experience how naval battles, trading companies, and art in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are strongly related to the close relationship between the Netherlands and water.

 

Maps & Marvels shows how the world was discovered from Amsterdam, as well as how the world came to Amsterdam during the Golden Age. Using the centuries-old maps, visitors travel to the locations that shaped Dutch history: South Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. The spectacular wall map of Amsterdam by Pieter Bast dating from 1597 forms the starting point.

 

VR Journey 'Dare to Discover'

 

Step aboard the VOC ship the Amsterdam and travel back in time to the Golden Age. This virtual journey takes you on a flight over the historic harbor of 17th century Amsterdam. Experience how the harbor flourishes and expands rapidly. See how new land emerges from the sea and merchants from different countries bring in and ship out their goods.

The VR tour starts every 15 minutes and is suitable for children of 7 years and up.

 

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Pickup

pick up your tickets at Damrak 26, Amsterdam - Mandatory

Dropoff

Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam

Things to bring

  • Printed Voucher 
  • Photo / Video Camera

Inclusions

  • Fast-track admission after you have collected your tickets at the damrak 26 
  • Free audio-tour in multiple languages

Exclusions

  • transportation

Cancellation

  • Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
  • No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Opening hours

The museum is open daily  9AM to 5 PM, museum is closed on: 1 January, 27 April, 25 December.

 

Admission 2020

 

Adults ( 18 years and older) €16.50

Youth and Student ( 4- 17 years) €8

Child ( 0-3 years) free

 

Please note:

  • Prices, times and itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.