The National Maritime Museum offers a complete day out for families with children. There are various interactive and educational exhibitions for children of all ages. In the meanwhile, parents and grandparents amuse themselves with the varying exhibitions and permanent collection.
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?
The tale of the whale
The exhibition ‘the tale of the whale’ shows how we have viewed whales through the centuries. You will learn about whaling and how it has made the whale an endangered species. Especially for children over 6 years.
Come aboard on this beautifully renovated East Indiaman
Come aboard on this beautifully renovated East Indiaman 'Amsterdam' and experience everything: hang out in the hammock, fire the cannons, lift cargo, feel like a captain in the captain's cabin, stand behind the helm and much more!
Dare to discover | a VR-journey
Travel through a bustling harbour — just as it was in the 17th century. Look around and your view will change through clever 360 VR as if you were actually there. The VR can be seen on board of the VOC ship Amsterdam, provided that the staffing is sufficient...
Book a guided tour
Are you visiting the museum with a group? Groups can book a professional guide for a tour of the museum. Whether you visit the museum with your family, relatives, friends or colleagues, a tour is engaging and educational for all ages.
Children's birthday party
Celebrate your child’s birthday in The National Maritime Museum with an exciting tour in the museum or on the East Indiaman ‘Amsterdam’ and decorate your own cupcake or celebrate with a pirate cake!