• When: 4 July to 16 August
  • Time: times vary depending on the activity
  • Duration: duration varies depending on the activity
  • For who: families with children from 3 years of age
  • Cost: activities are free upon showing a valid museum entrance ticket
  • Register: activities are drop-in

Especially for the summer holiday, we are transforming The National Maritime Museum into a real holiday destination for the whole family. Go on a fantasy holiday between 4 July and 16 August, and join the daily family activities for children from 3 years of age.

Our travel guide will transport you to worlds far, far away, and tell you all the best stories about special objects from the collection. Dive into the sea of the weird and wonderful, and admire the most stunning tropical sea creatures. Get moving with aquarobics on dry land, sign the biggest postcard on the Open Plein and bring your family to discover the exhibits together. In this way your imagination takes you to faraway places, but you're still close to home.

Jellyfish in the sea of the weird and wonderful (all ages)

Jellyfish in the sea of the weird and wonderful (all ages)

Do you think jellyfish are a bit scary, but also really beautiful? This summer, you can 'swim' among these mysterious sea creatures in the sea of the weird and wonderful on the Open Plein, without getting wet or worrying about getting stung. Every day from 4 July to 16 August.

Meet our summer holiday travel guide (all ages)

Meet our summer holiday travel guide (all ages)

A holiday without a travel guide is like a swimming pool without water. Luckily, our museum guides are the ideal travel guides. They will tell you anything you wish to know about faraway destinations and the museum. Drop in every day from 4 July to 16 August, from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm.

Aquarobics on dry land (all ages)

Aquarobics on dry land (all ages)

Treading water without water, diving without a diving board and swimming without getting wet, and all this while keeping 1.5 metres' distance out in the open air. This may sound weird, but our travel guide will show you how this can be done while you participate. Every day from 4 July to 16 August at 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm, duration approx. 15 minutes, drop-in (limited capacity and only when the weather allows!)

Safely out together

The National Maritime Museum follows the Dutch guidelines of the RIVM as well as the protocol of the Museumvereniging. Prior to your visit, it is important that you book a ticket and starting time online. This ticket will also allow you to take part in all activities at the museum. We also ensure that visitors can keep 1.5 metres' distance from one another, which means that you can make your way through the museum safely. There are also additional hygiene measures, such as disinfection points, and we clean touchpoints much more often. On top of this, we provide adequate and clear information. You can find all the details of our measures on our website or on the signs in the museum. It goes without saying that our staff, too, are always there for you.

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