The National Maritime Museum is accessible by foot, by bicycle, by car or by public transport.
The National Maritime Museum
1018 KK Amsterdam
Travel by bike
Bicycles are the most common transport of choice for many in Amsterdam, less than 5 minutes bicycle ride from Central Station to reach this part of the Amsterdam centre.
There is plenty of bicycle parking available in front of and near The National Maritime Museum. Plan your cycling route at the website of ANWB.
Travel by car
Travelling by car? Take the A10 ring road North, and exit S116 (IJ tunnel). There are four parking garages near the National Maritime Museum (Markenhoven, Oosterdok, Oostenburgereiland and De Loodsen).
At P+R Zeeburg you can park cheaper if you travel by public transport. Take Tram 26 towards Central Station. It stops near the museum - stop Kattenburgerstraat. For more information about P+R Zeeburg, visit the website of the Municipality of Amsterdam.
Streetparking is available but very limited.
Electric charging stations for the car can be found at Kattenburgerstraat 116 and Kadijksplein 18. Check the website of the Municipality of Amsterdam for more charging stations.
Travel by foot
The National Maritime Museum is only a 19-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Follow Prins Hendrikkade east and you’ll see our docked replica ship ‘Amsterdam’, on your left and Kattenburgerplein 1.
Walking route from Amsterdam Central station to the National Maritime Museum alsong side the Oosterdokskade (19 min)
Travel by Amsterdam public transport
The Dutch National Maritime Museum is easy to reach by bus 22 (Muiderpoortstation) or bus 43 (Borneo Eiland). Bus 22 and Bus 43 depart from Central Station Amsterdam bus station on IJzijde. The museum bus stop is slightly east of Amsterdam centre (Kadijksplein/Scheepvaartmuseum).
Tip: buy your Amsterdam Public Transport Ticket online for unlimited travel across Amsterdam, including Amsterdam centre.
And finally, the National Maritime Museum is really close to Amsterdam Central Station. From your train to Amsterdam, follow any of the suggestions above to get here quickly and easily.
Because the train only takes 15 minutes from Schipol to Amsterdam centre, and is easy to get to from Centraal Station, you can plan a visit on a short stopover or before boarding your flight back home.
Accessibility for visitors
The National Maritime Museum is accessible for disabled visitors. All exhibitions and facilities can be reached by lift. The East Indiaman replica ship ‘Amsterdam’ is partially accessible by lift. If you bring an assistant to help you during your museum visit, their admission is free.
Discover our neighbourhood
The National Maritime Museum is in the Oosterdok area. This is a local un-touristy secret, a beautiful, bustling and newly developed area of town with many things to see or do, only ten minutes walking distance from Centraal Station. It includes a restored naval base turned hotel called Pension Homeland with an excellent café downstairs, Pakhuis de Zwijger for talks and cultural exhibitions, and a jetty area behind the museum where people even swim in all weather (bring your own towel). Our building is a historic architectural wonder built in 1656, and we are also near the amazingly designed Architecture Centre of Amsterdam.