Children in Amsterdam all come to the Maritime Museum to visit and study, mainly to visit ancient ships.
A top museum!
Good fun! We really enjoyed acting like big kids and exploring the reconstructed ship. It's reconstructed with kids in mind to include adventure obstacle courses, interactive areas and tiny cabins and walkways to crawl through. We had fun but calmed down after a security guard shouted at us...
The Maritime Museum is located along the IJ river waterfront in a building that dates back to the mid-1600s. The building itself used to be a store house for the Admiralty of Amsterdam, during a time in which this city was at the hub of commerce, with the largest port in the world. This museum is a must-see for those who are truly interested in the history of the city, and the country, that was built on water. The main building has several exhibits, each with a particular focus (such as old maps and navigational instruments), and many of which cater specifically to children. Your entrance ticket also gets you aboard “the Amsterdam”, an exact replica of a Dutch East India Company ship, which was lost in its maiden voyage.
Nice to see.