• When: 10 - 25 February
  • Time: 10.00 - 17.00
  • For who: Families

Enjoy your spring break at the National Maritime museum! We have once again put together a program full of fun activities for families.

Dive into the world of coffee, follow the shopping route, and learn how food was preserved on board of the East Indiaman in the past.

And did you know that children up to 12 years old can enter for free? This makes it a budget-friendly activity as well!

Coffee fleet

Coffee fleet

Old coffee grounds from our restaurant get a new life during this holiday. Draw your ship, dip it in (coffee) water, and determine the water level. Your drawing will become part of a large coffee fleet. Between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, drop in at the Open Square.

Shopping route

Shopping route

Go on a journey with the shopping route. Together with your family, you'll discover everything in the museum related to both ships and food and drinks.

Coloring Sea Monsters

Coloring Sea Monsters

Use your imagination, anything is possible and everything is allowed! The coloring activity sheet was created by Kwennie Cheng, who also drew Diver Doris. The sheet is available for free at the Open Square and in the restaurant.

Brine with us

Brine with us

Come along to the galley of the East Indiaman and learn about onboard dining. Did you know that former methods of preserving food are still practical and tasty? Discover and taste it for yourself! Note: Only available from February 17th to 25th at 11:00, 11:45, and 13:00 on the open square.

The Tale of the Whale

The Tale of the Whale

The exhibition 'The Tale of the Whale' shows how we have viewed the whale throughout the centuries. You will learn about whale hunting and how it has led to the endangerment of the whale species.

Diver Doris

Diver Doris

Diver Doris is an adventurous, maritime museum experience designed for families with children aged 2 years and older. This narrative and interactive exhibition is specially created for the youngest museum visitors.

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