With a large number of fun, educational and interactive exhibits plus an impressive array of historical artefacts from the Dutch Golden Age, The National Maritime Museum is a great place to visit and relive 500 years of captivating history.

Not only will you be encouraged to board the renowned replica of the 18th-century cargo ship Amsterdam, but you'll be exploring the former arsenal of the Admiralty of Amsterdam - the impressive 1656 building in which the museum is now homed is an attraction in its own right. Visit and feel our history come alive.

There is also a free audio tour available in 11 different languages that gives you the highlights of The National Maritime Museum - ideal if you want to delve a little deeper.

Please note: Entrance includes VOC-ship and VR Experience

Did you know:

  • The Inner Courtyard is covered with a stunning glass canopy that has been decorated with twinkling LED lights, the design was inspired by sea navigation charts, it's definitely a must-see.
  • Within the museum there are three different wings, the west, north and east wings. Each wing holds various exhibitions for you to explore - you'll be provided with the option for a free 60-minute audio tour that will give you more in-depth information on the highlights of the collections
  • The Lands Zeemagazijn building was designed by Daniel Stalpaert as the warehouse of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, it was built in the Golden Age when Amsterdam was the largest port in the world. The character and grandeur of the building makes it the ideal destination for the Het Scheepvaartmuseum today.


  • East Indiaman Amsterdam
  • Exhibitions
  • Lands Zeemagazijn building
  • Activities specifically for children
  • The Het Scheepvaartmuseum library

How to get there:

Bus: 22, 48 Kadijksplein 

By Foot: It's a 20-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Monday 9.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday 9.00 - 17.00
Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday 9.00 - 17.00
Sunday 9.00 - 17.00


April 27th, December 25th and January 1st

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Kattenburgerplein 1 1018 KK Amsterdam


003120 - 5232222

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