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National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum)
National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum)

National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum)

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Housed in a humungous former arsenal built in 1656, the National Maritime Museum(Het Scheepvaartmuseum) reopened in 2011 after extensive reworking and is dedicated to showcasing the importance of Amsterdam’s maritime history. During the 17th-century Golden Age, The Netherlands was one of the richest powers in the world, thanks to its trading wealth and an empire that stretched across the globe. It was a time of great progress in Amsterdam, when the Canal Ring was built and the middle classes grew rich. All this is reflected in interactive and audio-visual displays of model ships, maritime oil paintings, charts, silverware and weaponry; the growth of the fabulously successful Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) is charted and visitors are whisked on a simulated journey through Amsterdam as a piece of cargo. Two now controversial issues that are dealt with sensitively through thoughtful exhibits are the European slave trade and the whaling industry.

For kids, the highlight of a visit to the National Maritime Museum is undoubtedly the full-size replica of the merchant ship Amsterdam, which foundered in 1749 on a voyage to the East Indies (the present-day Indonesia). The craft is ‘crewed’ by actors who fire cannons, sing sea shanties, tie ropes and even stage a burial at sea.

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Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1018 KK
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.26
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.19
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Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide. Upgrade your canal cruise with a 1-Day Amsterdam Public Transport ticket which is valid on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro.
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  • 1 hour
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2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab Tour

2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab Tour

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This private sightseeing tour of Amsterdam takes you around the historic city center by rickshaw (aka pedicab). Travel with ease while your driver-guide narrates the highlights; you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and other attractions. With a customized itinerary, your driver makes brief stops at Vondelpark or other scenic spots. Pickup and drop-off include hotels and cruise port.
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  • 2 hours
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$247.28
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

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Cruising around Amsterdam’s canals is a quintessential experience for visitors to the city. With this tour, see the city at its most magical as you set sail on an evening cruise. Glide past the lively waterfront bars and cafés, spot illuminated landmarks such as Amsterdam Centraal Station and the Anne Frank House, and admire the glittering city skyline from the water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Recorded Commentary

Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Recorded Commentary

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From the peaceful atmosphere of a luxury, glass-enclosed boat, enjoy the highlights of Amsterdam along its UNESCO-listed canals during this cruise. Hear narrated commentary on the sites along the way, including the Anne Frank House, the Golden Bend, the National Maritime Museum, and the Skinny Bridge. With a variety of departure times available, this picturesque and comprehensive overview by water is easy to fit into your day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour
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Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Exploring Amsterdam’s history by bike gives you a chance to cover much more ground than you would on foot. This private bike tour is an ideal choice for those who want to orient themselves to the city. Customize your tour to the sights on your itinerary, or let your guide choose the highlights. Bike at a relaxing pace and enjoy a personalized tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.91
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City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

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Amsterdam is a a canal city so see it the best way possible: from the water. Aboard a well-equipped boat, cruise through the city's canals, soaking up the sights, while your skipper and hostess provides background information about each of the landmarks.
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  • 1 hour
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$22.26
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Amsterdam Combo: Madame Tussauds & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Combo: Madame Tussauds & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Maximize your time in the heart of Amsterdam with a trip to Madame Tussauds followed by a one-hour cruise through some of Amsterdam’s many canals. First, explore Madame Tussauds’ collection of life-like celebrities and historical figures. Then enjoy the city's 17th-century houses, bridges, churches and cobblestone streets from the unique perspective of a canal boat. Save time and money by booking these experiences together.
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  • 2 hours
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$41.42
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Amsterdam National Maritime Museum Skip-the-line-Ticket

Amsterdam National Maritime Museum Skip-the-line-Ticket

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Visit the Netherlands' National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam with skip-the-line admission. Learn all about the golden age of Dutch maritime history as you wander the exhibits, which include naval artifacts and a replica of the ‘Amsterdam,’ an East Indiaman ship moored next to the museum.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Boat Tour: Champagne Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Private Boat Tour: Champagne Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

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Enjoy unlimited Champagne from our wine climate cabinet while floating through the canals of Amsterdam. The boat is one of a few which has the floating monument status in Amsterdam. Due to its historic character, built in 1912, earlier serving as a passenger transport boat between East and West Germany, this boat has unique history. Unlike other boat tours, this tour is in an intimidate setting with your own group up to 12 people and a tour guide which is also the owner of the business to guarantee excellent service during your boat tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$200.51
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Amsterdam Small-Group City Segway Tour

Amsterdam Small-Group City Segway Tour

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Experience the best of Amsterdam in two hours on a fun Segway city tour. Hop aboard your electric self-balancing transportation device, and cruise effortlessly around the key sights. Glide across the famous Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, wheel around the charming canal quarter, and coast to top Amsterdam attractions such as Dam Square, the Botanical Gardens and more. Make regular stops for photos and hear fun facts about the sights from an informative guide. Numbers are limited to nine on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Guided Historic Amsterdam Canal Cruise in a Salon Boat

Private Guided Historic Amsterdam Canal Cruise in a Salon Boat

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Delight in the architectural splendor of Amsterdam on a private 2-hour canal cruise. On a spacious boat, you’ll sail on Amsterdam’s picturesque waterways through historical districts such as Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengrach. Pass important structures like the Maritime Museum and the Dutch East Indiaman, and admire ancient churches and Amsterdam’s impressive Central Station from the water. While learning about the culture and history of the Dutch capital, you’ll receive the complete attention of your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.26
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Vegan Canal Cruise Private Boat tour - Vegan Drinks & Plant-based Cheese

Vegan Canal Cruise Private Boat tour - Vegan Drinks & Plant-based Cheese

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Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on an historic boat, built in 1912, while snacking on vegan food. You'll get views of some of the city's must-see sights, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, and the Red Light district. Munch on a vegan cheese plate and sip vegan wine, beer, and soft drinks while learning about Dutch history and culture.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$454.46
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National Maritime Museum Admission Ticket with Audio Guide

National Maritime Museum Admission Ticket with Audio Guide

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.
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  • 2 hours
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$20.40
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Private Boat Tour - 90 Min incl. welcome drink on historic saloon boat

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Private Boat Tour - 90 Min incl. welcome drink on historic saloon boat

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Step aboard an historic saloon boat, built in 1912 and considered a floating monument, for a 90-minute private cruise. You'll travel with just your private group of 12 people and a guide, sipping drinks while you float by some of the city's top landmarks. Your guide will tailor their commentary to your interests and answer any questions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$149.70
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90 Minutes Private Historic Saloon Boat Tours with Drinks

90 Minutes Private Historic Saloon Boat Tours with Drinks

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A boat cruise in Amsterdam is a must, and this tour offers a unique experience aboard a floating monument. Built in 1912, the vessel served to transport passengers between East Germany and West Germany. Relax in an intimate setting of a saloon boat with your own private group, limited to 12. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$174.33
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.26
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Amsterdam Guided Tour of United East India Company and Maritime Museum with Art Historian

Amsterdam Guided Tour of United East India Company and Maritime Museum with Art Historian

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Step back into the rough and tumble years of Dutch explorers, sailors and merchants on a 3-hour, private tour of the East India House and the National Maritime Museum with an art historian guide. Explore the Amsterdam headquarters of the United East Indian Company, and hear stories about the Dutch soldiers and sailors that criss-crossed the globe for years at a time. Discover exhibits of maps, globes and sextants at the National Maritime Museum, where a full-size Indiaman ship and actors bring the 17th-century to life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.09
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Luxury Boat Cruise

Luxury Boat Cruise

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We offer a unique take on the history of Amsterdam only employing local experienced guides on our brand new state of the art boats.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.55
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National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) hours of operation: Daily 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 36 National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) costs USD 16.07. Guided National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) tours start around USD 16.07 per person. See all 36 National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) tickets and tours on Viator.