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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.
Meet your art historian guide at the Amsterdam headquarters of the United East Indian Company, and take a deep dive into the golden years of Dutch merchantmen. Listen to hair-raising tales of how men traveled across the globe in search of power and money, living and working on board for years at a time. Follow the process from beginning to end, as personnel was hired, signed and sworn in with great pomp, rolling drums and fifes.
Pause for an Amsterdam-style coffee break, then continue to the National Maritime Museum, a sprawling collection of nautical exhibits in a 17th-century building at the edge of the water. Meet actors dressed as soldiers and sailors, and learn how navigators worked with historic tools and handmade instruments. See stunning maps that changed the way Europeans traveled and saw the world around them. Go below and above decks in a full sized Indiaman for a firsthand look at the difficult life of a Dutch sailor.
Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour throughout the 3-hour experience, with plenty of time to ask questions and explore the exhibits that interest you most. Tour does not include entrance fees, refreshments or transportation.
Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
We enter this huge building, now the Maritime Museum.