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National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) Tours and Activities

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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 Canal Boat - Live Guide - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Live Guide - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. 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
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US$22,53
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US$22,53

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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US$34,08
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

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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
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US$26,34
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US$26,34

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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US$20,22
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks

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Pair pizza with an evening cruise along Amsterdam’s canals and you have this dream of a dinner, perfect for the family. Admire Amsterdam’s top attractions from the water as you dig into delicious pizza. Onboard commentary and the city’s twinkling lights illuminate your Amsterdam canal cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Wine and Dutch Cheese Evening Cruise

Amsterdam Wine and Dutch Cheese Evening Cruise

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Unwind from busy sightseeing or set the mood for a romantic night on this relaxing candlelight cruise along Amsterdam’s fabled canals. Aboard a glass-enclosed boat, admire beautiful waterfront views of the UNESCO-listed canals as you sip wine and enjoy delicious snacks. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a day and cozy up with that special someone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam 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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US$22,53
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

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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 30 minutes
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming, so experience Amsterdam in peace from the water. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point on this canal tour while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of this beautiful city. Get a great price when you book this cruise online.
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  • 1 hour
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US$17,33
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Amsterdam Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise With Audioguide

Amsterdam Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise With Audioguide

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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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US$20,22
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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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See the sights of Amsterdam from a luxury canal boat on a cruise from the Rijksmuseum. Aboard an electric boat, you’ll see the sights of the city in an eco-friendly way, passing along the smaller canals that the large boats can’t access. A local skipper and host provide commentary about the sights as you cruise.
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  • 1 hour
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US$22,53
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Amsterdam Old City Center Small-Group Tour by Boat

Amsterdam Old City Center Small-Group Tour by Boat

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Join our boat tour and escape the hectic Amsterdam street life while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the best canal cruise in town. Your friendly captain and guide will show you the best Amsterdam has to offer and take you on an adventure through the beautiful canals and also explore some of the city's more peaceful waterways, while telling you about the many sights along the unique route through our captivating city. Our canal boat is a super comfortable, modern, electric and silent, small open boat and we take a max of 12 passengers and can therefore guarantee a more personal experience. Drinks are for sale onboard, however you are also welcome to bring your own drinks and snack along. Don't miss this opportunity to see and experience Amsterdam from this unique and magnificent view.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 40 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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US$162,88
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Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

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Join me on a journey to explore Amsterdam over the canals with a maximum of 6 guests at a time. All cruises are captained and guided by myself Boudewijn Metzelaar aka ¨Captain Jack¨ for those that are unable to pronounce my impossible Dutch name :-) We will sail on a fully electric luxury salonboat. There is comfortable seating for each guest indoor and outdoors, whatever the unreliabe Dutch weather may bring you will be comfortable onboard the ¨Drift Away¨ A full array of (alcoholic) drinks and delicious snacks are included. Feel free to enjoy yourself with the beverages, there is a bathroom onboard! I am not only an Amsterdammer by birth, I am one by heart. Through my diverse upbringing en life choices I have developed a unique perspective on Amsterdam which I really enjoy sharing with others. The small scale of maximum 6 guests allows for an intimate and enjoyable level of conversation during the cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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US$63,53
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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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US$449,36
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Private Dinner Cruise Amsterdam - 2hrs boat tour incl. drinks & 2-course dinner

Private Dinner Cruise Amsterdam - 2hrs boat tour incl. drinks & 2-course dinner

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Treat yourself to an Amsterdam dinner cruise with a difference, and book a private experience with food from a favorite city restaurant. Before the canal cruise starts, you’ll choose from a selection of popular Amsterdam restaurants for your group. Then, once on board, you’ll each choose a 2-course meal and drinks from the menu. Crowd-free sights of Amsterdam attractions like the Magere Brug are included on the route.
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  • 2 hours
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US$375,43
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US$375,43
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Private Boat Tour - 90 Min incl. welcome drink on historic saloon boat

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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US$196,38
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US$196,38
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Amsterdam Light Festival - 90 min Private Boat Tour or Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Light Festival - 90 min Private Boat Tour or Canal Cruise

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Book your own personal canal boat cruise for the Amsterdam Light Festival, which takes place on select dates from November through January. Aboard a 12-seater private boat just for your sole group, you’ll experience the festival’s art displays and light sculptures without the crowds. Just leave the navigation to the boat’s captain, and enjoy a welcome drink once on board.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$202,16
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US$202,16
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Private Boat Tour: Champagne Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Private Boat Tour: Champagne Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

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Charter a private boat in Amsterdam for an evening of canal cruising and unlimited Champagne. Bookable for your personal group of up to 12 people, the traditional vessel is one of a few in the city that holds the prized “floating monument status” due to its historic character. On board, you’ll enjoy unlimited Champagne and commentary about Amsterdam from the boat’s owner.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$219,48
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US$219,48
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Personal Private Canal Cruise, just the way you like it!

Personal Private Canal Cruise, just the way you like it!

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The best private canal tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam! The cruise is a private tour which I can make just the way you like it. 2 people, 10 people or even a 100 guests is no problem. Just simpel drinks or kaviar and a BBQ is all possible. Just let me know, and weĺl make all your wishes come true!. The boat is always equiped with me as a skipper or one of my friends who are a more than excellent local skipper and guide, We can all take the tour to another level. The luxurious boat is equipped with comfy pillows and seats. If it is a friends reunion, a wedding, bachelor party or just a day with the family. It will be an amazing and memorable experience for you and your guests to enjoy to the fullest. You will ofcourse see the famous hotspots of Amsterdam. The start and ending location is right next to the Sea Palace Restaurant, the big Chinese Restaurant next to Central Station. But if you want us pick you up and/or drop you off on any other location, please let me know. Cpt Jack
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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US$372,54
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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
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US$499,54
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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
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US$18,74
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US$18,74

Award winning 1h Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)

Award winning 1h Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)

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Whenever you want to see our beautiful city, you of course want to do it in the most relaxing way. Our boats are the best way to go. We have a spacious open boat with a fully electric engine, so no annoying engine noises. The seats are from the best and most comfortable cushions, which during the colder days are heated softly. And the really nice comfy pillows make you feel like a real prince cruising through the canals. And we don't believe in audio tours, they are not personal. That is why we have trained our guides to tell you the most amazing stories of the canals, which normally only the locals know. You'll get a real sense of the city and its secrets. And besides that we have a fully equipped bar, where you can choose from a wide variety of beverages. From soda's like Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite to Strawberry mojuito's. A real treat. Beware, this tour is done by my amazing friends of Flagship. If you want to have a captain tour, please book the All Inclusive
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  • 1 hour
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US$21,95
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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.
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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.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) costs USD 20.22. Guided National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) tours start around USD 20.22 per person.
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