The Maritime Museum is open (almost) every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant, shop and library are also accessible without an entrance ticket.

Please note: due to the coronavirus, the National Maritime Museum is temporarily closed - you can read more information here.

opening hours

The museum and shop: open daily 09:00 - 17:00
The restaurant: open daily 09:00 - 17:00
The library: open from Monday through Friday * 09:30 - 17:00

* Click here for more information about the library and it's opening times

The National Maritime Museum is always closed on:
  • King’s Day – 27th of April
  • Christmas Day – 25th of December
  • New Year’s Day – 1st of January


Children 3 and under Free
Children 4 - 17 € 8,00 Online: € 7,75
Adults 18 and up € 16,50 Online: € 16,00
Students € 8,00 Online: € 7,75
Members VNHSM & HCF Free
Museumkaart, ICOM card, I Amsterdam City Card holders, Amsterdam Pass Free
Holland Pass ticket holders, Rembrandt Society members Free

group visit

The National Maritime Museum offers a special price for groups consisting of 15 persons or more: €13,50 for adults and €6,50 for children. Groups do not need to make a reservation in advance. This does not apply to school groups. School groups always need to make a reservation through this link.

If you want to book a guided tour or an arrangement, please make a reservation in advance through + 31 (0)20 52 32 203 or send an e-mail to


The National Maritime Museum is accessible for people with disabilities. All exhibitions and facilities can be reached by lift. The East Indiaman Amsterdam is partiallly accessible by a special lift. Visitors who are unable to independently navigate through the museum may bring one companion with them for free.

visitor conditions

Read our visitor conditions here.

empty cell phone? charge it at the museum!

Is your mobile phone in need of electricity at the National Maritime Museum? In the north-west corner of the Open Pleyn you will find a charging column in which you can safely charge you phone for €1,-. Attention! Your debit card is also the key to open the safe with your telephone. Do not put this inside the safe!

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