The National Maritime Museum is easy to access by foot, public transport, car, bicycle and by boat!

by foot

The National Maritime Museum is a 20 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.

by public transport

The museum is easy to reach with bus 22 (Muiderpoortstation) or bus 48 (Borneo Eiland). Bus 22 and Bus 48 depart from the Central Station IJzijde. The bus stop at the museum is Kadijksplein/Scheepvaartmuseum.

Tip: buy your Amsterdam Travel Ticket online for unlimited travel across Amsterdam for 1-, 2- or 3-days.

by boat

The museum is also accessible with the Tours & Tickets Hop On – Hop Off Blue line. The boat stops in front of the musem jetty Maritime Museum/ Artis Zoo.
For more information: 'Tours & Tickets'

by car

If you are travelling by car, take the A10 ring road North and take exit S116 (IJ tunnel). In the vicinity of the National Maritime Museum you'll find three parking garages: Markenhoven, Oosterdok and Oostenburgereiland.


The National Maritime Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities. All exhibitions and facilities can be reached by lift. The East Indiaman Amsterdam is partiallly accessible by lift. If you are bringing an assistant to help you during your museum visit, your assistent gets free admission.

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