The National Maritime Museum holds one of the world's largest and most notable maritime collections including paintings, ship models, navigation instruments and sea charts. Discover 500 years of Dutch maritime history and its strong link to society of today and tomorrow.
Highlights of The National Maritime Museum
Republic at Sea
Our main gallery. Displaying 50 masterpieces from the museum’s collection, Republic at Sea tells the remarkable story of The Netherlands as a maritime nation.
the Solebay tapestries
Two monumental tapestries designed by Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-1693) mark the significance of shared Anglo-Dutch heritage. The acquisition is the largest in the history of the museum.
Spend your winter holidays at our museum! Together with Cinekid we have organized lots of fun activities. Make a family picture before a green screen, create your own stop motion video, relax in the pop-up cinema and enjoy our current exhibitions.