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.
Please note: due to the coronavirus, the National Maritime Museum is temporarily closed - you can read more information here.
scramble for the arctic
The Arctic Scramble exhibition illustrates the historic Dutch presence in the Arctic region through themes such as the mythical pole, the first attempts to find a northern passage, whaling, winter stays as epic tales of national pride, competition and science, and the rise of tourism in the region.
Rising Tide serves as a wake-up call that shows that climate change is an unstoppable force that can only be slowed down.
republic at sea
Republic at Sea tells the remarkable story of the Netherlands as a a maritime nation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
I love Banda - Isabelle Boon
The Banda islands are inextricably linked to the maritime history of the Netherlands. Starting from the question of how the turbulent past influences the present and future, Isabelle Boon photographed the youth of the islands.
expected: Willem van de Velde, father and son
Willem van de Velde the Elder and his son Willem van de Velde the Younger were leaders in seventeenth-century marine painting and inspired many generations of painters after them. In 2020, the Maritime Museum will show the Van de Veldes to the public.