the national maritime museum wins VriendenLoterij Museum Prize
With unprecedented pride, The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam / Het Scheepvaartmuseum may now call itself the winner of the 2022 VriendenLoterij Museum Prize with the theme 'Best Neighbour'. What an honour and what a wonderful recognition for the museum.
New photography exhibition Humans at Sea
From 7 October 2022 until 2 July 2023, the National Maritime Museum and Dutch National Portrait Gallery present Humans at Sea, a photography exhibition about the broad, divergent maritime world in which amazing, stimulating and moving portraits and stories show how a life at sea can change people.
In Jakarta: exhibition I love Banda in Erasmus Huis
On 23 March, Erasmus Huis in Jakarta will open the exhibition I love Banda in collaboration with photographer Isabelle Boon and the National Maritime Museum. The exhibition was shown at the National Maritime Museum in 2021 and now has its premiere in Indonesia. The exhibition is on display at Erasmus Huis until 17 June, 2022.
The National Maritime Museum opens its doors on 1 June
On 6 May, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced that museums can reopen on 1 June 2020. The National Maritime Museum is very pleased with this good news and will open its doors to the public on 1 June.
The National Maritime Museum is temporarily closed
Due to the updated regulations from the Dutch authorities (March 20th, 2020) in response to the current corona-crisis, we regret to inform you that The National Maritime Museum has decided to close until further notice.
the imaginary world of the Sea of Tranquillity by Hans Op de Beeck
The exhibition Sea of Tranquillity by the internationally renowned Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck opens at Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam on 8 September 2018. It portrays a mysterious and decadent imaginary cruise ship, dreamed up by the artist.
multifaceted exhibition on the passenger ship Oranje
On 8 September 2018, Het Scheepvaartmuseum has opened the doors to its new exhibition ms Oranje | changing course, putting the spotlight on the passenger ship Oranje. Today, eighty years after it was launched on 8 September 1938, this iconic ship with its eventful history still inspires awe.
launch of spectacular VR journey ‘dare to discover’
Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam will be launching the spectacular Virtual Reality (VR) trip through time entitled ‘dare to discover | a VR journey’ on 14 December 2017. The VR experience on board the East Indiaman Amsterdam transports museum visitors back to the Dutch Golden Age. This exciting journey includes a flight over the historic harbour of Amsterdam, and visitors can also experience the rapid development of the area into a busy port.
guest ship Statenjacht 'De Utrecht'
The state yacht 'Statenjacht de Utrecht’ is a reconstruction of an 18th-century admiralty yacht, built according to traditional methods between 1997 and 2003 on the basis of original drawings dating from 1746.