The National Maritime Museum praises itself with a beautiful collection of sailing heritage. At the jetty outside the museum, you will find three ships you definitely should not miss during a visit: East Indiaman Amsterdam (a replica of the famous ship that got lost on its first voyage in 1749), powerhouse ss Christiaan Brunings from 1900 and the Royal Barge from 1818.
East Indiaman Amsterdam
Experience Amsterdam in real life! At the dock of our museum is an exact copy of the famous VOC ship Amsterdam. Feel how life used to be on board. lift the load, crawl through the hold or shoot a cannon!
The Royal Barge
Between 1816 and 1818, the Royal Barge, also known as the Royal Chaloupe, was designed and built for the Dutch Royal Family. 200 years after its construction, this richly decorated rowing boat is located in its own ship house on the jetty of Het Scheepvaartmuseum.
Steam ship Christiaan Brunings
The steamship Christiaan Brunings, an ice breaker, is located at the dock of Het Scheepvaartmuseum. The fascinating machine room can be admired on board. This powerhouse from 1900 sails with some regularity from April to September.