The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam shows you how the sea has shaped our Dutch culture. Stimulating, interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history. The National Maritime Museum is housed in ‘s Lands Zeemagazijn (the Arsenal). This historic building dates from 1656 and was designed by Daniel Stalpaert as a storehouse for the Admiralty of Amsterdam.
The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world. Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future.