The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam positions itself as an accessible, international knowledge and expertise center regarding Dutch maritime history. The research priorities are listed below

For the policy period 2021-2024, the four ambitions below are formulated in the collection plan (Dutch). These are:

1. The collection in context

  • Focus on the Atlantic area 
  • Shared maritime past 
  • Broadening and deepening 

2. The collection accessible  

  • Digital access to knowledge and information  
  • The library as physical knowledge center  

3. The collection in order 

  • Collection registration and information management 
  • Conservation, restauration and collection safety 

4. The collection researched  

  • Fellowship programme and research