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Maritime Museum

Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Travel Tips

Spend two hours exploring engaging exhibits and a replica of the Amsterdam ship. 1

Introduction

History

  • πŸ“œ Founded: The museum was established in 1916.
  • πŸ›οΈ Original Location: Initially located at Cornelis Schuytstraat/De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam-Zuid.
  • πŸ“… Current Location: Moved to 's Lands Zeemagazijn at the Oosterdok in 1973.
  • πŸ‘‘ Royal Opening: Opened by Queen Wilhelmina in 1922.
  • πŸ”¨ Renovation: Underwent major renovations from 2007 to 2011, including the addition of a glass roof over the courtyard.
  • πŸ“… Reopening: Reopened in October 2011 after renovations.

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Building

  • πŸ›οΈ Architect: Designed by DaniΓ«l Stalpaert in 1656.
  • πŸ“ Original Use: Built as a warehouse for Amsterdam's war fleet.
  • πŸ—οΈ Structure: Constructed on 2300 wooden piles.
  • πŸ”₯ Fire: The building was severely damaged by fire in 1791 but was later restored.
  • πŸ›οΈ Renovation: The building was renovated and reopened in 2011 with a new glass roof over the courtyard.
  • 🌐 Replica: A smaller replica of the building exists in Gaoqiao, Shanghai.

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Collection

  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Paintings: Features works depicting Dutch naval officers and historical sea battles.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Maps: Includes maps by 17th-century cartographers Willem and Joan Blaeu.
  • πŸ›³οΈ Ship Models: Displays various ship models, including the East Indiaman Amsterdam.
  • πŸ”­ Instruments: Houses navigational instruments and globes.
  • βš”οΈ Weapons: Contains historical maritime weapons.
  • πŸ“š Manuscripts: Includes rare manuscripts like Maximilianus Transylvanus' 'De Moluccis Insulis'.

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Exhibitions

  • 🚒 East Indiaman Amsterdam: A replica of the 18th-century ship.
  • 🚀 Royal Barge: The koningssloep, used by the Dutch royal family.
  • 🚒 Christiaan Brunings: An authentic steamship built in 1900.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Temporary Exhibitions: Regularly hosts temporary exhibitions on various maritime topics.
  • πŸ“š Educational Programs: Offers educational programs for schools and groups.
  • 🎨 Interactive Displays: Features interactive displays and multimedia presentations.

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ•°οΈ Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 to 17:00.
  • 🎟️ Tickets: Available online or at the museum; a day ticket grants access to all exhibitions and ships.
  • 🌐 Languages: Visitor information available in multiple languages.
  • πŸ“ Location: Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • πŸš— Accessibility: Accessible by public transport and has facilities for disabled visitors.
  • 🍽️ Amenities: On-site cafΓ© and museum shop.

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Special Features

  • πŸŽ† National Aftelmoment: Hosted the National Aftelmoment on New Year's Eve from 2014 to 2016.
  • πŸ† Awards: Won the VriendenLoterij Museumprijs in 2022.
  • 🌐 Online Collection: Features a digital collection accessible online.
  • πŸ“š Library: Houses a specialized maritime library.
  • πŸŽ₯ Virtual Tours: Offers virtual tours and online exhibitions.
  • 🎨 Art Installations: Hosts art installations and multimedia projections.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +31 20 523 2222
🌐   Website: http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Instagram X (Twitter) Facebook LinkedIn

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