- When: October 10th to October 25th 2020
- Time: times vary depending on the activity
- Duration: duration varies depending on the activity
- For who: families with children from the age of three
- Cost: activities are free upon showing a valid museum entrance ticket
- Register: activities are drop-in
Sun or rain, you won't have to be bored for a moment at The National Maritime Museum during autumn break! Are you coming too?
The National Maritime Museum will take you on a unique adventure during the autumn break from October 10th to October 25th 2020. 'Sail' through time and take part in the daily family activities for kids. Visit the schooners (three-masted ships) clipper Stad Amsterdam and bark Europa and draw your own dream ship. Dive into adventure!
During autumn holiday the museum is open on monday!
visit the Clipper Stad Amsterdam! (for all ages)
The beautiful Clipper Stad Amsterdam ship will be at the dock of The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam until the end of March 2021. The clipper is open for visitation from October 10th to October 25th, daily from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. (with the last time slot being 4:30 p.m.). Please note: when visiting the clipper a valid ID should be presented for adults and children over the age of fourteen. An adult must accompany children under the age of 14 on the ship.
step aboard the bark Europe (for all ages)
During the autumn break, the schooner 'bark Europa' will be moored at the museum. The ship was built in Germany in 1911 and originally served as a lightvessel. After it was converted into a sailing vessel in the 80s, it sailed the seas and oceans from the year 2000. The ship's crew will tell their tales of thrilling expeditions and adventures on world seas this autumn break. Every day from October 10th to October 25th from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (on drop-in).
draw 'the dream ship' (all ages)
Whenever you drive, cycle or walk past the museum it's clear something is missing: the East Indiaman is gone. But no worries, the National Maritime Museum has a solution. Will you help us draw a brand new dream ship? This break, draw the ship of your dreams, but in a unique way. Are you up for it? Every day from October 10th to October 25th from 11 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (on drop-in, by family).
the tale of the whale (all ages)
The exhibition ‘the tale of the whale’ shows how we have viewed whales through the centuries. You will learn about whaling and how it has made the whale an endangered species.
The National Maritime Museum online (for all ages)
Discover The National Maritime Museum from home and take part in exciting activities. Click to continue and follow the vlogs and online home activities online.
safely out together
The National Maritime Museum follows the Dutch guidelines of the RIVM as well as the protocol of the Museums Association. Prior to your visit, it is important that you book a ticket and starting time slot online. This ticket will also allow you to take part in all activities at the museum. Following the adjusted coronavirus precautions set by the Dutch government, all visitors from the age of thirteen will be required to wear a face mask from Wednesday, September 30th onwards while visiting the National Maritime Museum. Visitors will have to provide their own face masks.
We will ensure that visitors can maintain a one-and-a-half metre's distance from one another, which means that you can make your way through the museum safely. There are also additional hygiene measures, such as disinfection points, and we clean touchpoints much more often. On top of this, we provide adequate and clear information. You can find all the details of our measures on our website or on signs in the museum. It goes without saying that our staff, too, are always there to assist you.