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Nemo Museum, Amsterdam: 37 reviews and 56 photos

  VOC ship "AMSTERDAM"
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During the renovation works at the Scheepvaartmuseum the replica of the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) ship "Amsterdam" was moored by the NEMO.

The VOC "Amsterdam" is now (Sept 2011) back at the quay of the Scheepvaartmuseum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam.

The original Amsterdam sailed up the North Sea in 1749. In a raging storm the East Indiaman soon sank on the south coast of England. The wreck has provided archaeologists with valuable information about the construction of VOC ships, their cargoes and life on board.
This replica is very interesting for children as it shows the details of the life on board for the eight months trip to Asia.

Connoisseurs of maritime construction are not enthusiast about this replica.
In order to allow demonstrations of gun shooting the gun deck with 16 replicas had its height increased. The Dutch visitors from now are about 25 cm taller than the 18th. century crew. But to keep the overall height of the ship correct the height of the upper deck with the captain's cabin has been decreased so that only children can enter the cabin! The NEMO museum seems consequently a good place to keep this replica.

Open : Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 17 h. Also open on Monday from June to August.
Price (2011): 4 yr and more 12,50 € (big increase, was only 4 € in 2007 !)
students: 6,50 €.

Address: Oosterdok 2
Phone: 0900-9191100
Website: http://www.e-NEMO.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2011
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