The National Maritime Museum

In the museum you will discover how the sea is part of our genes.

The National Maritime Museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artifacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains paintings, scale models, weapons, world maps and much more. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and impressive historical sea battles.

The map collection includes works by famous 17th-century cartographers Willem Blaeu and his son Joan Blaeu. The museum also has a surviving copy of the first edition of Maximilian Transylvanus' work, De Moluccis Insulis, the first to describe Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the world.

Moored outside the museum is a replica of the Amsterdam, an 18th-century ship which sailed between the Netherlands and the East Indies. The replica was built in the years 1985-1990.

After an extensive renovation in 2007-2011, The National Maritime Museum reopened on October 2nd 2011.

 

ESTABLISHED

1916

DIRECTOR

Pauline Krikke

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ONSITE VISITS

419,000+ (2013)

ONLINE VISITS

542,000+ (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

7,000+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

5,800+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with The National Maritime Museum.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

Pieter Vader

Pieter Vader

Marketer at The National Maritime Museum

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