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
Step back in time and onto the a replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam of 1748. It’s moored right beside the National Maritime Museum.
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. At the moment, the steamship isn't available due to the annual incline of the ship.