VOC-schip De Amsterdam

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Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Learn how the system of canals was conceived and built. Do you know how the Netherlands became such a powerful nation in the 17th century? Excitement, thirst for adventure, and the courage of sailors made it all possible. Become one of them during your trip to the National Maritime Museum. Step back in time on a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship called Amsterdam, docked right beside the National Maritime Museum. Experience the real sailor’s life and start your own adventure. Discover the so-called Dutch golden age as you explore life-like displays about sea travel, squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock. Venture into the ship’s bow and take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. As you ake your way around the museum, get familiar with one of the world’s biggest maritime collections.

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

2. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Paddle through the heart of Amsterdam and discover the city on a fun and active tour. Pass bridges, beautiful town houses, and famous museums. Experience the city from the water on a 2-hour paddle boarding tour along its canals and the river Amstel. Your tour begins in a quiet section of canal so you can get used to the paddle board. Once you feel safe, you'll cross the Amstel and hit the city. Admire stunning houses along the river and paddle through the network of canals and bridges. Depending on the group's skill level, paddle level head back via the Red Light District or de Oude Waal. Both locations have plenty of highlights to check out. The last part of the tour takes you past the Nautical Museum and a replica 18th-century ship, before finishing up back at the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about VOC-schip De Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 204 reviews

Gorgeous !

Beautiful building restored with taste and sobriety, alone the glass roof of the courtyard is worth the detour. The boat model collection is superb, and the Navigation Room features a remarkably staged sextant collection. The life-size replica of the boat adds a lot to the visit, the session of virtual reality although too short is very well done, fun, and provides insight into the activity of the port in the 17th century.

Fantastic museum, well worth a visit

Plenty of things to see but also a great feeling of space in the main building. Really enjoyed going on the replica ship. Great part of Amsterdam to take the time to visit.

The entire history of the Dutch navy, and the Dutch east India company all under one roof, and some fun and games for the kids also, well worth a visit.

Well laid out and informative. Especially liked the replica ship. Good insight into the past.

It was amazing. Beautiful way to see the city, had lovely weather which was great