The exhibitions of the National Maritime Museum are diverse and for all ages. Interactive exhibitions for children, historical facts for the maritime lover, art objects for the lover of culture and wonderful stories about maritime history for young and old. 

north wing

Humans at Sea

Humans at Sea

The National Maritime Museum and Dutch National Portrait Gallery present Humans at Sea, a photography exhibition about the broad, divergent maritime world in which amazing, stimulating and moving portraits and stories show how a life at sea can change people.

Decoding the Atlantic

Decoding the Atlantic

In the run-up to a new permanent presentation in 2024, The National Maritime Museum invites various artists to give their views on Dutch maritime relations with the Atlantic region. Decoding the Atlantic World questions maritime history and the role it plays in the past, present and future. Now on show.

Republic at Sea

Republic at Sea

Republic at Sea tells the remarkable story of the Netherlands as a a maritime nation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

west wing

Amsterdam port & city

Amsterdam port & city

This exhibition shows the age-old relationship between the harbour and the city, from the moment a dam was built in the Amstel to the future.

The tale of the whale

The tale of the whale

Read all about the whale through the ages: from monster to endangered species, and walk for example into the mouth of a whale!

Doris the Diver (2+)

Doris the Diver (2+)

Doris the Diver is an adventurous, maritime museum experience for families with children aged 2 years and older. This narrative and interactive exhibition for the youngest museum visitors can now be seen in Het Scheepvaartmuseum. Will we see you soon?

east wing

outside the museum walls

exhibitions outside the museum

exhibitions outside the museum

Here we will shortly mention which new exhibitions we are organising outside the museum, stay tuned.

expected

Expected exhibitions

Expected exhibitions

Here we will shortly mention which new exhibitions we are working on and which can therefore be seen in The National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) in the future.

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