The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most prominent maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, ship models, navigation instruments and world maps. Discover 500 years of Dutch maritime history and how strongly this is connected to the society of today and of the future.
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.
Experience life aboard
Experience the East Indiaman Amsterdam! Feel what life was like on board a real East Indiaman.
2019 - Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age
In 2019 it is 350 years since Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) died. Reason to honor the artist and bring extra attention to his work, his contemporaries and the 17th century in the theme year Rembrandt and the Golden Age.
Sea of Tranquillity | Hans Op de Beeck
On 8 September 2018, Het Scheepvaartmuseum will host the intriguing exhibition Sea of Tranquillity by Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck
MS Oranje | Changing course
On 8 September 2018, Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) will open the doors to its new exhibition MS Oranje | Changing course, putting the spotlight on the passenger ship Oranje.
A place worth seeing
Our permanent collection, an absolute must-see when you visit the museum. Make sure you don't miss our exhibitions!