The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world. Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future.
scramble for the arctic and rising ride
This is your wake-up call! The exhibitions Scramble for the Arctic and Rising Tide focus on the global impact of melting ice and the rising sea levels.
maps & marvels
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.
step aboard with a new guided tour!
Have a look inside the captain’s cabin, the galley and the crew quarters. Discover how sailors lived and worked in the Dutch Golden Age. Experience life aboard and more in our English-spoken guided tour.
free VR Tour
Go back to the Dutch Golden Age with Dare to Discover, a Virtual Reality journey. Take the free tour in the East Indiaman Amsterdam.
Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age
The history of the Golden Age has left a firm mark on Dutch maritime history. The story of Rembrandt and the Golden Age can not be told without zooming in on our maritime past.
A place worth seeing
The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam welcomes visitors from all over the world. Get access to our beautiful and inspiring exhibitions, the East Indiaman Amsterdam and the opportunity to learn about the fascinating Dutch maritime history.