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.

The National Maritime Museum will be open again daily from June 1st onwards. The safety of our visitors and staff is paramount. In order to safeguard it, each visitor must reserve a date and starting time prior to the museum visit. Additionally, we have changed our opening hours for 2020:

  • The National Maritime Museum is open daily between noon and 5 p.m. between June 1st and June 14th. We will only be receiving 200 visitors a day during this period and will use this time to optimise the walking route visitors take through the museum.
  • Between June 15th and December 31st 2020, we will be open daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the exception of Christmas Day.

opening hours

7 days per week
1 – 14 June 2020 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
15 June – 31 December 2020 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cafe/restaurant, coffee corner 1 -14 June 2020 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cafe/restaurant, 15 June – 31 December 2020 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum shop 15 June – 31 December 2020 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Library: open Monday through Friday* visits by appointment only

* 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

    Ticket with starting time required

    In accordance with the guidelines from the central government, visits to The National Maritime Museum from June 1st will only be possible with an online entry ticket displaying the starting time for the museum visit. This will ensure a proper spread of visitors throughout the day. All visitors must reserve a starting time in advance, even if you already have a ticket, a Museumkaart, or a BGL-VIP card. The starting times will be available on the museum website from May 29th 2020.

    admission 

    children 3 and under free, reservation starting time always mandatory
    children 4 - 17 € 8,00
    adults 18 and up € 16,50
    students € 8,00
    members VNHSM & HCF free, reservation starting time always mandatory
    Museumkaart, ICOM card, I Amsterdam City Card holders, Amsterdam Pass free, reservation starting time always mandatory
    Holland Pass ticket holders, Rembrandt Society members free, reservation starting time always mandatory

    group visit

    In accordance with the guidelines from the central government, we will not be welcoming groups for now, unless they share the same household. A household means: people who conduct a household together or form a social unit, such as a family, partners, or housemates.

    accessibility

    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. However, the companion must book an online ticket (free of charge) with a start time.

    visitor conditions

    Read our visitor conditions here. Our additional visitor conditions regarding the corona crisis are available 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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