About the Museum
The National Maritime Museum (Dutch: Het Scheepvaartmuseum) is a maritime museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The museum had 419,060 visitors in 2012. It ranked as 11th most visited museum in the Netherlands in 2013. The museum had 300,000 visitors in 2015. In 2017 the museum received 350.000 visitors.
The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains items associated with shipping and sailing. The collection also includes painting, scales, models, weapons and other items. All of these objects aid in the overall success of the museum and make it a top destination when visiting the Netherlands.