Step aboard with an English guided tour! Join our expert guide for a special tour on board the Amsterdam, the famous replica of an 18th Century 'East Indiaman'.
Amsterdam Light Festival
The Amsterdam Light Festival is one of Europe's largest light art festivals. For this year's seventh edition, artists from home and abroad take you on a journey along 30 light artworks, among them Het Scheepvaartmuseum. The facade of the Maritime Museum is animated with a light and shadow installation by Marcus Neustetter. The silhouettes of objects from the museums' collection are illuminated with multiple lights. The overlapping shadows create a range of patterns and imaginary landscapes that reference Neustetter’s questions around todays assumptions and appropriation of foreign territories through historic voyages of discovery and trade.