Maritime Museum / Scheepvaartmuseum (1656), Amsterdam

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The museum is housed in a former naval storehouse, The museum moved to this building in 1973. The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artifacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains, among other things, paintings, scale models, weapons and world maps. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and impressive historical sea battles.

Moored outside the museum is a replica of the Amsterdam, an 18th-century ship which sailed between the Netherlands and the East Indies. The replica was built in the years 1985-1990. The Amsterdam was an 18th-century cargo ship of the Dutch East India Company. The ship started its maiden voyage from Texel to Batavia on 8 January 1749, but was wrecked in a storm on the English Channel on 26 January 1749. The shipwreck was discovered in 1969 in the bay of Bulverhythe, United Kingdom, and is sometimes visible during low tides.

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Comments (7)

aggeliki.k on October 15, 2013

Excellent shot!!Very nice photo !



Jörg R. on October 16, 2013

A wonderful shot & fantastic place of view !


Best wishes , Willy

⚔ Richard ⚔ on October 16, 2013

Interesting info to go with a great picture Like..Best Wishes Richard

Reiner Vogeley on October 27, 2013

Ein beeindruckendes Panorama von Amsterdam! like & Y*

Viele Grüße, Reiner

Alina Sbitneva on November 1, 2013

Beautiful panoramic view and picture.

L Alina

flyingdutchman on November 26, 2013

Excellent panorama, breathing the VOC-mentality. No trace here of anti-Black Peter feelings.





Jack Tol on February 22, 2014

Ik blijf genieten van je foto's Jos. Ook deze is weer subliem geschoten.



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Photo taken in Nieuwmarkt en Lastage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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