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Amsterdam Sights

Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum)

  • Kattenburgerplein 1 Map It
  • Centrum

Updated 05/14/2013

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Designed by Daniël Stalpaert in 1656 as a storehouse for the Amsterdam war fleet, this impossible-to-overlook example of Dutch Classicism became the new home of the Maritime Museum in the 1970s. Even if you're not much of a nautical fan, the building alone is worth a visit. During the recent, extensive renovation, the courtyard of the biggest remaining 17th-century storehouse (free admission) was roofed over with a 200-ton glass-and-steel construction, the design of which is a reference to compass roses and lines of longitude and latitude on old nautical charts. In the daytime, the roof casts ever-changing shadows on the courtyard floor (weather permitting); at night, hundreds of led lights on the rafters create the fairy-tale illusion of a star-spangled sky.

Sight Information

Address:

Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1018KK, Netherlands

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Phone:

020-523–2222

Sight Details:

  • €15
  • Daily 9-5

Updated 05/14/2013

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