As is the case with so many countries across the world, the proximity to the sea has helped to shape Dutch culture. And if you're looking for unique things to do in the Netherlands, the National Maritime Museum - located at Kattenburgerplein 1,1018 KK Amsterdam near the old city harbor - is one of the most interesting and engaging tourist attractions for guests both young and old. The Museum itself is recently refurbished as of 2011, and includes a bevy of exhibits for all ages to educate visitors on the role the ocean has played for the nation over the past 500 years.
Of all the things to do in Holland, the National Maritime Museum is certainly a worthwhile attraction. Here's a look at some of the highlights:
Hours and Admission
The National Maritime Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., aside from certain holidays (December 25, January 1, April 27). The maritime library is closed on additional days, such as April 1, May 20 and December 24, 26 and 31.
The cost of admission is 15 Euros for adults and 7.50 Euros for children ages 5 to 17 and for students. Children 4 and under are free. Those with an Amsterdam City Pass are also privy to 20 percent discounts on admission.