The National Maritime Museum is unfortunately closed due to the corona measures.  

This page provides information about the adjusted opening hours and ticket sales in connection with the coronavirus (when we are open). 

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. 
Normally the museum is open from Tuesday until Sunday between 10.00 - 17.00.

During Christmas holiday the museum is open on Mondays (21 and 28 December).

please note!

  • In accordance with updated Dutch government Covid-19 guidelines, the restaurant is temporarily closed as from Thursday 15 October. Takeaway is possible from the museum shop.
  • In line with updated Dutch government guidance, all visitors older than 13 years will as from Wednesday 30 September need to wear a face mask inside the museum. The museum staff reserves the right to reject entrance to visitors without a face mask. It is own responsibility to bring face mask.
  • From 3 September until January 2021, the East Indiaman Amsterdam will not be moored at the National Maritime Museum and can therefore not be visited. During this period, the VOC ship will be given a major overhaul. The Clipper Stad Amsterdam will be moored at the museum instead and can be visited on Wednesdays and Sundays from 11.00 to 16.00 (please go here for a precise overview of dates and times:

During a visit to The National Maritime Museum, the safety of our guests is paramount. Museum staff member Sarah shows what measures the museum has taken to offer visitors a safe and relaxed day.

Please note! As from 30 September 2020 visitors need to wear a facemask. 

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opening hours (when we are open)

during Christmas holiday: daily 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
museum shop (exept on Mondays) 10:00 – 17:00
library (Tuesday - Friday) 10:00 – 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 – 27 April
    • Christmas Day – 25 December
    • New Year’s Day – 1 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 are available on the museum website.


    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.


    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.


    Take a look at the map of the National Maritime Museum

    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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