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The National Maritime Museum is housed in the old ‘Zeemagazijn van de Admiraliteit’ of Amsterdam, a former naval storehouse from 1656. The museum is dedicated to ships and ship transport. It illustrates the story of five hundred years of maritime history in the Netherlands and shows the sea’s influence on the Dutch culture. The collection includes ship models, paintings, world maps and various weapons. A 1990 replica of the famous VOC ship Amsterdam is moored next to the museum.

Alternative name:

nl Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum

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The National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 KK Amsterdam

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Art & Design


Maritime Historic house Photography Ancient art

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm


The National Maritime Museum will be open again daily from June 1st 2020 onwards. The safety of our visitors and staff is paramount. In order to safeguard it, each visitor must reserve a ticket with d...

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0 - 3 Free
4 - 17 €8.00
18 and over €16.50
Rembrandtkaart Valid
BankGiro Loterij VIP-Kaart Free
CJP Pass €8.00
Holland Pass Free
I Amsterdam City Card Free
Museumkaart Free
Groepen van >15 volwassenen €13.50
City pass Free
Students €8.00
Cultuurkaart €8.00
Members VNHSM & Vriendenvloot Free
Groepen van >15 personen - Jeugd €6.50

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

  • Audio tour

  • Credit card


Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Permanent exhibitions

Maps & Marvels

Maps & Marvels

The exhibition Maps & Marvels shows how Dutch seafarers in the Golden Age found their way at sea, and how these voyages defined the way Europeans saw the world. Their discoveries of unknown territ...
The Main Gallery - Republic at Sea

The Main Gallery - Republic at Sea

The exhibition explains how the Netherlands came to be a maritime nation, and tells the story of the Republic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through more than 50 masterpieces. The Main Ga...

All exhibitions


The National Maritime Museum has 4 ratings.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Dec 1, 2015

A very good museum. The exhibition inside is vast and varied. Every wing in the building covers different aspects of maritime history. The replica East India Trading ship, outside, is a must see!

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Monday, October 26, 2015 Oct 26, 2015
(Review in Dutch)

Erg leuk, modern en interactief museum. Er is zowel veel te zien als veel te doen. Erg leuk en interessant voor zowel kinderen als volwassenen.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Oct 14, 2015

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