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VOC-schip De Amsterdam: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Be inspired by one of the world’s biggest maritime collections, artifacts, and art. Explore the National Maritime Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. The building was built in 1656 as a former storehouse for the Admiralty. Step back in time by boarding a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship named Amsterdam. Experience a ship from the so-called Dutch golden age and see life-like displays about sea travel. Squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock. Board into the ship’s bow and you can take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. Experience life in a bustling city harbor at the beginning of the 17th century.

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

2. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Paddle through the heart of Amsterdam and discover the city on a fun and active tour. Pass bridges, beautiful town houses, and famous museums. Experience the city from the water on a 2-hour paddle boarding tour along its canals and the river Amstel. Your tour begins in a quiet section of canal so you can get used to the paddle board. Once you feel safe, you'll cross the Amstel and hit the city. Admire stunning houses along the river and paddle through the network of canals and bridges. Depending on the group's skill level, paddle level head back via the Red Light District or de Oude Waal. Both locations have plenty of highlights to check out. The last part of the tour takes you past the Nautical Museum and a replica 18th-century ship, before finishing up back at the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about VOC-schip De Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 284 reviews

I’v visited Amsterdam many times and this is by far the best experience to say the least. SUP in the canals of AMS allowed me to see the city from a different angel, and the images I saw are very different. Getting the feet wet also helped me to get connected to the city in a different way. Special thanks to my tour guide Elaine who knows the city and the buildings very well. We had a wonderful time in the canals together. I would highly recommend this activity and the tour to others have have not experienced it yet. George

Make sure you get there early! You won’t see the full museum at a good pace, if you get there 2 hours before. 1 - 2 o’ clock is a good time. Definitely go on the ship.. a cool and great peace of art and depiction of pirate ships or ships made during that time. Definitely visit the cafe too great food and drink or snack.

It is an amazing museum. There is a lot of historical facts, events of the Netherlands's naval force. The old ship is fantastic and it gives a view about the life on the sea in the past.

Very good museum. Needed a guide of the exhibits in the museum shop, I tend to buy those so I can enjoy the exhibits at my comfort. Surprised that there was none.

This was an amazing way to see Amsterdam. I was a first time paddle boarder but Morene is a great teacher! I would highly recommend it.