The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with 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 the society of today and the future.
highlights of the national maritime museum
Willem van de Velde & Son
The National Maritime Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of father and son Willem van de Velde; two leading marine artists from the 17th century with a thriving international family business. Each artist with their own specialism: pen drawings and oil paintings.
Republic at Sea
Displaying over fifty masterpieces from the museum’s collection, Republic at Sea tells the remarkable story of the Netherlands as a maritime nation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The National Maritime Museum follows the Dutch guidelines from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the protocol from the Museumvereniging and 'Veilig Samen Uit'.