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The National Maritime Museum and its collection

The National Maritime Museum

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.

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The National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 KK Amsterdam

Visitor information The National Maritime Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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 date and starting time on prior to the museum visit. Additionally, we have changed our opening hours for 2020:

Between June 15th and December 31st 2020, we are open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The National Maritime Museum is closed on the following days:
King’s Day – 27th of April
Christmas Day – 25th of December
New Year’s Day – 1st of January


0 – 3Free
4 – 17€8.00
CJP Pass€8.00
I Amsterdam City CardFree
Holland PassFree
BankGiro Loterij VIP-KaartFree
Groepen van >15 personen - Jeugd€6.50
Groepen van >15 volwassenen€13.50
Members VNHSM & VriendenvlootFree
City passFree


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Credit card
Audio tour

Location & Map

Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam

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The National Maritime Museum Reviews

The National Maritime Museum has 4 ratings.

  • Angela
    Angela • 1 Dec 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!

  • H
    Heleen • 26 Oct 2015

    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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  • Tjalling
    Tjalling • 14 Oct 2015

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