Entry ticket

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Entry ticket

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Explore one of the world's largest maritime collections including paintings, ship models, navigation instruments, and sea charts with a skip-the-line entry ticket.

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  • Explore one of the world’s biggest maritime collections with fast-track entry
  • Climb aboard the replica of East Indiaman Amsterdam from 1749
  • Take part in fun interactive exhibitions and activities for the whole the family
  • Embark on a virtual reality journey to experience the Dutch golden age
  • Enjoy the museum's covered inner courtyard, a historical landmark from 1656
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Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Be inspired by one of the world’s biggest maritime collections, artifacts, and art.

Explore the National Maritime Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. The building was built in 1656 as a former storehouse for the Admiralty. Step back in time by boarding a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship named Amsterdam.

Experience a ship from the so-called Dutch golden age and see life-like displays about sea travel. Squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock.

Board into the ship’s bow and you can take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. Experience life in a bustling city harbor at the beginning of the 17th century.

  • Entrance ticket to the National Maritime Museum.
  • Visit to the replica 18th-century ship “Amsterdam”
  • Audio tour in 11 languages
  • Guided tour

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Meeting point

Hetscheepvaartmuseum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The National Maritime Museum is located in the Arsenal (1656), the former storehouse of the Admirality, with an Open Courtyard covered by an amazing glass roof. Its lined design repeats one of the old nautical maps and consists of 1200 pieces. You can visit it for free from 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM daily
  • Some of the exhibitions are specially designed for (young) children
  • Discover the stories behind the finest objects in the Museum's collection with a free, 60-minute audio tour
  • Go on a Virtual Reality journey to experience Amsterdam as it was in the Dutch Golden Age
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based on 275 reviews

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Make sure you get there early! You won’t see the full museum at a good pace, if you get there 2 hours before. 1 - 2 o’ clock is a good time. Definitely go on the ship.. a cool and great peace of art and depiction of pirate ships or ships made during that time. Definitely visit the cafe too great food and drink or snack.

March 24, 2023

There is simply so much to do and see here that you'll need to allow yourself a full day really. There were also interesting interactive things on the 'docked' sailing ship for the children to do down in the hold. Over all a highlight for visitors to Amsterdam and an asset to the city!

March 24, 2023

This Museum is a must see when visiting Amsterdam. It is easy to navigate around and the breadth and depth of the collection is amazing. The layout of the exhibits and their interactive nature is outstanding. The food in the cafe was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful.

March 24, 2023

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