The Dutch Maritime Museum Amsterdam
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The Dutch Maritime Museum Amsterdam

Kattenburgerplein 1 1018 KK Amsterdam

The Netherlands Maritime Museum is housed in the National Naval Depot, a former arsenal of the Dutch Navy that is over 300 years old. The unique and superb collection tells the story of the maritime past of the Netherlands. The jetty outside the Museum provides a permanent berth for a replica of the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam. Actors playing the sailors provide a 'life-like' impression of life on board the Amsterdam

Museum open

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Also open on Mondays from mid-June to mid-September. Closed on New Year's Day and Queen's day (30 April).

Temporary exhibitions are presented twice a year. And special events are scheduled egularly. A fantastic spectacle  is the mustering of the crew of the Dutch East Indiaman. A few times a year visitors can also take a journey on the steamship Christiaan Brunings . During schoolholidays there are special activities for children.




Your voyage through the Maritime Museum begins downstairs at the wonderful royal barge and leads to more than 25 rooms featuring paintings, navigation instruments and model ships including old sailing vessels, luxury passenger ships and giant container ships. You can view scenes of sea battles and naval heroes, trace the routes to faraway places on authentic maps, peer through a periscope, or visit a radar cabin. And finally see the beautiful old racing boats in the watersport loft.


restaurant for coffee, tea, lunch, etc. Catering possibilities in the Trompzaal and aboard the Dutch East Indiaman.

how to get there

Easy access by public transport: from Amsterdam Central Station 5 minutes by bus, line 22 or 32, or a 15 minute walk, or by Museum Boat

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