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Ships Of The Golden Age


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Travel back to 17th century Holland, when merchant and war ships ruled the oceans, through a private, family-friendly visit of the National Maritime Museum.



Have you ever wondered what it was to live like a sailor in the 17th century, at a time when Holland ruled the world with their massive trade and war ships?

The answer lies at the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaart Museum). Follow your professional, certified guide and discover the curiosities of this highly child-friendly museum. Back in the 17th century, huge Dutch ships sailed across the oceans to join the many Dutch trading ports worldwide. From New Amsterdam (later renamed New York) to the territories in South Africa and Indonesia, the Dutch traded what they had for spices and exotic goods from far away countries.

Learn about the navigation instruments that lead these ships to the other side of the world, as well as the symbols behind the impressive decorations of these large vessels. And discover the science behind map making and ship building, 2 great industries in Holland during the Golden Age.

The climax of the visit is the possibility to climb aboard a real 17th century vessel docked outside the museum building. From the Captain’s room to the sailors’ bunks, follow the footsteps of those who sailed the 7 seas in often miserable conditions.

A kid’s game booklet is also provided for your children’s pleasure to turn this experience into an unforgettable adventure.


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  • A private, fully licensed guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the National Maritime Museum
  • A fun-filled game booklets for each child


Price per family (6 people max)


Book this activity

Duration of the activity 2 hours
Minimum age 6 years
Restrictions Open everyday from 10AM to 5PM
What is included:

– Private certified guide

– Tickets to the National Maritime Museum

– Game booklets for each child