Ticket sales & reservations
Can I purchase tickets online?
The National Maritime Museum offers online ticket sales. The e-ticket is valid for six months after purchase date. The printed e-ticket gives you fastlane entrance. To buy your tickets online, click here. If you have a discount card or a voucher, please buy your entrance ticket at the ticket desk in the museum.
Can I purchase tickets with an open date?
The e-ticket is valid for six months after purchase date. The ticket desk in the museum itself sells tickets valid only on the date of purchase.
Do you sell gift certificates?
We do not sell gift certificates.
Do I have to make reservations for any exhibitions or activities?
None of our exhibitions require reservations. If you want to experience our Virtual Reality experience 'Dare to Discover', make sure you book your tickets here online. Occasionally we have special activities which require advance registration, this will always be mentioned in the general information about the specific activity.
Can I make reservations for restaurant Stalpaert?
At present, restaurant Stalpaert does not take reservations.
Can I buy a separate ticket for the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam?
The ship is accessible only with a regular museum ticket.
Can I bring food and drinks into the museum?
Yes, you may, but not beyond the entrances to the exhibitions. Feel free to eat and drink on the Open Courtyard, the jetty and pontoon.
Can I bring my bag into the museum?
For safety reasons, we kindly ask you to leave your bag in the cloakroom if the bag is larger than a sheet of paper (A4). Umbrellas are not allowed in the exposition areas and can be stored in the cloakroom as well.
Can I take pictures or videos in the museum?
Yes. However, for the safety of the museum collection, we cannot permit the use of flash/artificial lighting or tripods/monopods in the exhibition rooms.
It is forbidden to film with a drone inside and outside the museum. Also on the museum jetty it is not allowed
How do I get to The National Maritime Museum?
Please see our website and follow the link Visitor information.
Is there any parking space for visitors with disabilities?
Yes, there is a special parking space in front of the museum in Kattenburgerstraat.
Are there any wheelchairs available at the museum?
Yes, we have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors with disabilities. These may also be used by people who arrive at the museum in a mobility scooter.
Is it possible to visit the museum with children in a back carrier?
For safety reasons this is not allowed. You can loan a baby buggy from the museum.
Are mobility scooters allowed in the museum?
For safety reasons, mobility scooters are not allowed in the museum.
Can I moor my boat on the quay alongside the museum?
Unfortunately, mooring on our quay is not permitted, because we cannot guarantee your own safety or that of the other museum visitors.