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.
presidency council of EU ministers
In 2016 The Netherlands will be President of the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU). The museum will form the main setting for these meetings, eg from May 29th up to June 3rd 2016.