kf ♥ scheepvaartmuseum
With the reopening of the renovated Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum) last year, Amsterdam has regained one of its most important museums. Het Scheepvaartmuseum houses one of the world’s biggest collections of nautical art and artefacts, including globes, paintings and ship models. The collection is the backbone of various exhibitions about the Netherlands and the country’s elemental connection with the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibits – with film and sound fragments – bring 500 years of maritime history to life for all ages. Make sure to visit ‘De Zeereis’ (Voyage at Sea) to experience a virtual sea battle of the 17th century. Another big attraction, both literally and figuratively, is the replica of the Dutch East Indiaman the Amsterdam, docked alongside the quay.
- posted 06-06-12