20 % discount on admission
€ 15,00 for € 12,00
The National Maritime Museum of the Netherlands in Amsterdam, originally called ‘De Vereeniging Nederlandsch Historisch Scheepvaart Museum‘, was established in the beginning of the 20th century, in the year 1916. Since the year 1973 the National Maritime Museum is located at the current location at the Eastern docks at the IJ in Amsterdam, the former ‘ ‘s Lands Zeemagazijn‘. The National Maritime Museum owns one of the leading maritime collections in the world. The collection has about 300.000 objects which are coming from companies, collectors and enthusiasts from the maritime and marine world.
The museum has been closed for several years, from 2007 till 2011, to restore the building to its original state. After this complete renovation of the building, it was open again in October 2011 and made you experience the beginning of the twentieth century all over again! Also the replica of the East-Indian ship has been returned to the dock since, which makes it well worth to visit the National Maritime museum!
The National Maritime Museum, wants everyone to discover how the Netherlands is formed by the sea. Traditionally the Netherlands is a country that engages in overcoming the sea. Looking for undiscovered countries and trade. Reclaiming land, winning sea battles and conducting trade with distant countries. Excitement, adventure and courage were key features of the sailors of the past.
The hop on hop off bus stops close to this museum.