In line with the guidelines of the national government, The National Maritime Museum requests its visitors, if possible, to travel to the museum on foot or by bicycle, scooter or moped, by foot or by car. Are you coming by public transport? Then avoid crowds by traveling outside rush hour, wear a face mask and observe the precautions of the central government.


The National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 KK Amsterdam

travel by bike

Bicycles are the transport of choice for many in Amsterdam, cycle easily from Central Station it only takes 5 minutes 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). Streetparking is available but very limited.

travel by foot

The National Maritime Museum is only a 20-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.

travel by Amsterdam public transport

The Dutch National Maritime Museum is easy to reach by bus 22 (Muiderpoortstation) or bus 48 (Borneo Eiland). Bus 22 and Bus 48 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 Dutch 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

expeditie Oosterdok

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 hot weather (bring your towel). Our building is a historic architectural wonder built in 1656, and we are also near the amazingly designed Architecture Centre of Amsterdam. The door hosts will be happy to point you in the direction of more great things to do as you leave the museum.

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