Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

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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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  • The Museum has beautiful pieces, including a reconstruction of a modern-day VOC ship, on which one can climb. The museography is recent and highlights the different pieces. The museum is particularly well-suited to children. Audio guides and changing rooms are free. Allow a good half day to visit the set. Only disappointment: no mention of the history of the slave trade.
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  • I really enjoyed my visit here. I would definitely recommend to also go do the VR experience in the old VOC ship outside in the bay. If you don't look carefully you might miss it and it was a really f...  more »
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