Following the adjusted corona measures by the national government, it is mandatory for all visitors from the age of 13 to wear a mouth mask in Het Scheepvaartmuseum from Wednesday 30 September. Visitors must provide a mouth mask themselves. Unfortunately, no access can be granted without a mouth mask.
From September 1st, Het Scheepvaartmuseum will be closed on Mondays, with the exception of school holidays (October 12th, 19th and December 21st, 28th). This adjustment applies until December 31st, 2020. The VOC ship Amsterdam cannot be visited from September 3rd, 2020 to January 2021, due to major maintenance.Step-by-step plan for making a reservation for a date and time slot
1. Go to tickets.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl
2. Choose the option: "Other valid ticket" (including children up to 3 years of age).
3. Choose your date and time slot.
4. Enter your details.
5. Complete the reservation. You will receive a confirmation from Het Scheepvaartmuseum.Please note:
take both the booking confirmation and the entrance tickets with you during the visit.
The museum is housed in the historic building the Arsenal, the storehouse of the Royal Dutch Navy dating from 1656.The museum collection together with the library houses one of the biggest maritime collections in the world and shows how Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history.
The replica ship of East Indiaman moored beside the museum is the largest collection piece and stands out as one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam. A visit to The National Maritime Museum is educative and inspiring for all ages and backgrounds. Check website for current programme and activities.
We offer selection of guided tours of our exhibitions by a museum guide which can be booked in advance. There is also a free audio tour of the museum highlights.