Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

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#11 of 118 in Museums in Amsterdam
At Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, explore interactive exhibits of the city's maritime history inside a stunning, 17th-century building. This museum is housed in what was once the Amsterdam Admiralty's mainland naval storehouse, designed by Daniel Stalpaert and completed in 1656. Now you can tour the modernized museum, known for its playful and attractive multimedia exhibits. Discover the site's vast collection of shipping and sailing artifacts, including maps drafted by famous 17th-century cartographers. Finally, step onto a recreation of the Amsterdam--a large Dutch East India Co. vessel that sank in 1749--to see what life was like aboard this ship during one of its many long journeys. Work out when and for how long to visit Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam journey builder app.
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  • I was really impressed with this museum. It's an incredibly beautiful building, well curated exhibitions and the replica ship was fantastic. It would be great for families as there's lots of...  more »
  • I supremely enjoyed the main gallery exhibit 'Republic at Sea' covering the Netherlands' seafaring history. There are additional wings covering maps, ship models and photo albums. I spent all...  more »
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