Amsterdam National Maritime Museum Skip-the-line-Ticket

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Skip-the-line, 1/2/2021 - 11/25/2023
  • Departure Details :
    The National Maritime Museum
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Avoid admission lines at The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and explore one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with a skip-the-line ticket.

Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to todays society and the society of the future.

An optional 1-hour audio-guided tour is included.


  • Skip the line
  • Popular choice with kids
  • All entrance fees included
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Travel independently to The National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) at Amsterdams special part part called Oosterdok ( East Dock).

Set in the restored 17th-century Arsenal that was Royal Dutch Navys storehouse, the museum houses one of the worlds largest nautical collections, spanning atlases, art, model ships, and more. It forms the backbone of the Netherlands maritime heritage, while giving fascinating insight into the country'selemental connection with the sea.

On arrival, use your fast-access ticket to bypass the ticket line, and head inside, admiring the modern glass roof over the courtyard. Collect an audio guide for a guided 1-hour walk-through of the highlights, or choose to wander aroundas you wish.

View the high-definition screens that chart the Netherlands Golden Age of maritime power in the 17th century, and explore the halls filled with globes, navigational instruments, ship decorations, and stunning maritime landscapes.

Take a virtual seafaring adventure, journey through old Amsterdam port, and head outside to explore the showpiece: a replica of the 18th-century Amsterdam cargo ship.

Numerous exhibits are designed for children, and the museum is wheelchair-friendly.


Guaranteed to skip the lines

1-hour audio guide tour

Entry/Admission - Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to and from museum

Food and drinks

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Oct-2022

    This is a first class place to visit with kids. How can any child (or adult) not enjoy the fun of being inside this ship and exploring. Our kids loved it so much.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Highly recommend this museum. Lots for children to do. Fascinating history, beautifully laid out. Cafe on site.

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Very disappointing experience. The best part of my visit was the museum shop. Seems half the place is closed. 2&3 floors are closed. The ship moored in the water was fun.

  • 21-Aug-2022

    Très intéressant de visiter les navires présents au musée. Par ailleurs, les galeries du musée sont également riches en informations et autres objets diverses. A découvrir en visite à Amsterdam.

  • 05-Aug-2022

    È in assoluto il peggiore sito turistico visto ad Amsterdam! Ci siamo capitati per caso, complice una giornata piovosa. Volevamo unire l'utile al dilettevole, ma abbiamo miseramente fallito nel nostro intento. 1 galeone ricostruito, 1 battello a vapore usato come rompighiaccio ed il vascello dei reali d'Orlando che è stata utilizzata qualche volta, ma non per le cerimonie reali. Nei vari settori sono custodite attrezzature e mappe per la navigazione....mi chiedo dove le abbiano prese!!!! La cosa che ci ha maggiormente stupiti è l'assenza di allestimenti in interi settori (i settori sono nominati con i quattro punti cardinali); l'atrio che fa accedere ai quattro settori è particolare e senza dubbio la parte più bella del museo. Le recensioni entusiaste e positive risalgono ad un anno fa '...è possibile che in un solo anno ci sia stato un declino così repentino!!! Abbiamo visti altri musei del mare (non facciamo pubblicità gratuita e quindi omettiamo i nomi) che sono di altro spessore. Per chi ha qualche dubbio bastano 17,50 € o il costo della IAm sterdam card. Peccato potevamo vedere il museo delle Scienze, che è nei paraggi. Magari più interessante ed istruttivo.

  • 25-Jun-2022

    I like to sail small sailboats back home in south Florida, though I don't know much about sailing beyond that. But I love history. I learned a lot and enjoyed the exhibits at this museum. It you're nautically inclined, this museum is interesting.

  • 08-Jun-2022

    The museum is in urgent need of updating their exhibitions to the latest zeitgeist. In my opinion it does not reflect on colonialism at all or absolutely insufficiently. It was painful to read about the Dutch “economy growing due to trade” instead of “due to relentless stealing from and exploitation of colonized territory and societies”. The main exhibition was missing any context for problematic content like paintings displaying slaves or enslavement. It furthermore still portrayed the “golden age” as something positive eg. something along the lines about connecting new worlds, which is simply a misleading display of the colonized states as they were obviously not new. Since parts of the exhibition are catered to kids why not start education here and introduce kids to the issues of this time in a suitable way instead of feeding them adventure legends of this problematic part of Dutch history.

  • 24-May-2022

    Fascinating building was the arsenal storage for the admiralty from the 1600’s located on the water with a beautiful view of Amsterdam city

  • 18-Apr-2022

    Grand musée maritime d’Amsterdam. Très intéressant, il faut compter au moins 3h pour tout visiter. Réplique de bateau à l’extérieur, peintures et fresques d’époque, maquettes de bateaux. Je pensais qu’il y aurait plus l’accent sur l’Histoire. Service de sécurité un peu enquiquinant avec les sacs et accessoires de photographie. Essayez d’acheter les billets en avance pour éviter l’attente aux caisses.

  • 12-Apr-2022

    The ship was really interesting. The paintings being the first war coorespondents was real Factual. Models were great

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