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Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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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.

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  • Explore one of the world’s biggest maritime collections with fast-track entry
  • Climb aboard the replica of East Indiaman Amsterdam from 1749
  • Take part in fun interactive exhibitions and activities for the whole the family
  • Embark on a virtual reality journey to experience the Dutch golden age
  • Enjoy the museum's covered inner courtyard, a historical landmark from 1656
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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. Be inspired by one of the world’s biggest maritime collections, artifacts, and art.

Explore the National Maritime Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. The building was built in 1656 as a former storehouse for the Admiralty. Step back in time by boarding a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship named Amsterdam.

Experience a ship from the so-called Dutch golden age and see life-like displays about sea travel. Squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock.

Board into the ship’s bow and you can take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. Experience life in a bustling city harbor at the beginning of the 17th century.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • VOC-schip De Amsterdam entry ticket

    • Het Scheepvaartmuseum entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • This activity is self-guided. An audio guide is provided.

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Child-friendly content

    • Virtual reality headset

    • Audio guide: Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

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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 10:00 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
Customer reviews

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based on 271 reviews

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Make sure you get there early! You won’t see the full museum at a good pace, if you get there 2 hours before. 1 - 2 o’ clock is a good time. Definitely go on the ship.. a cool and great peace of art and depiction of pirate ships or ships made during that time. Definitely visit the cafe too great food and drink or snack.

September 29, 2022

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

Nice museum for enthusiasts

We went there with children aged 10 and 14. Apart from the really nice virtual reality experience (but short, it lasts 5 minutes), the rest of the museum did not fascinate them because it is, inevitably, very specific and therefore when you are not passionate about the theme, you quickly gets tired of seeing 20 sextants, 30 different compasses, etc. That said, the place is really very beautiful, clean and welcoming. If you have a passion for marine-related items, go for it!

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March 19, 2019

Product ID: 46115