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Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

From US$ 18.48 per person

Explore one of the world's largest maritime collections including paintings, ship models, navigation instruments, and sea charts with a skip-the-line entry ticket. Activate the free audio tour and learn more about Dutch maritime history.

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  • Explore 500 years of Dutch maritime history in the Netherlands
  • Climb aboard a replica Dutch East Indiaman and experience a sailor's life
  • Take part in fun interactive exhibitions and activities for all the family
  • Sail overseas in the main gallery's Dutch Golden Age exhibition
  • Walk around the museums building, a historical landmark from 1656
  • See historic maps and hear about them with a free multilingual audio tour
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Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Learn how the system of canals was conceived and built.

Do you know how the Netherlands became such a powerful nation in the 17th century? Excitement, thirst for adventure, and the courage of sailors made it all possible. Become one of them during your trip to the National Maritime Museum.

Step back in time on a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship called Amsterdam, docked right beside the National Maritime Museum. Experience the real sailor’s life and start your own adventure.

Discover the so-called Dutch golden age as you explore life-like displays about sea travel, squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock. Venture into the ship’s bow and take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam.

As you ake your way around the museum, get familiar with one of the world’s biggest maritime collections.

  • VOC-schip De Amsterdam entry ticket
  • Child-friendly content
  • Virtual reality headset
  • Guided tour

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Meeting point

Hetscheepvaartmuseum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The National Maritime Museum is located in the Arsenal (1656), the former storehouse of the Admirality, with an Open Courtyard covered by an amazing glass roof. Its lined design repeats one of the old nautical maps and consists of 1200 pieces. You can visit it for free from 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM daily
  • Some of the exhibitions are specially designed for (young) children
  • Discover the stories behind the finest objects in the Museum's collection with a free, 60-minute audio tour
  • Go on a Virtual Reality journey to experience Amsterdam as it was in the Dutch Golden Age
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Gorgeous !

Beautiful building restored with taste and sobriety, alone the glass roof of the courtyard is worth the detour. The boat model collection is superb, and the Navigation Room features a remarkably staged sextant collection. The life-size replica of the boat adds a lot to the visit, the session of virtual reality although too short is very well done, fun, and provides insight into the activity of the port in the 17th century.

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April 11, 2019

Fantastic Museum - one not to be missed.

There is simply so much to do and see here that you'll need to allow yourself a full day really. There were also interesting interactive things on the 'docked' sailing ship for the children to do down in the hold. Over all a highlight for visitors to Amsterdam and an asset to the city!

September 30, 2017

On par with Rijsmuseum and Van Gogh Museum

This Museum is a must see when visiting Amsterdam. It is easy to navigate around and the breadth and depth of the collection is amazing. The layout of the exhibits and their interactive nature is outstanding. The food in the cafe was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful.

July 29, 2017

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