East Indiaman AmsterdamAmsterdam sent its sailors to the other part of the world to purchase spices, herbs and silk. Half the number of the crew that were crimped into VOC service as sailors did not make it back and died on their voyage to far away places like the East Indies.
East Indiaman Amsterdam, a replica of a Dutch trading ship, is docked at the Scheepvaartmuseum (Dutch Maritime Museum). On this replica you experience how life and work was on a ship of that time. How long did the trip take on a VOC ship to Asia? Did cabin boys sleep in the same room as the captain? And what did they actually eat on board?
VOC-schip AmsterdamNational Maritime Museum
Amsterdam (IJ Waterfront) official website
€7.50 (5-17 years)
free (0-4 years)
*You cannot buy a separate ticket for the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam. The ship is accessible only with a regular museum ticket.
ScheepvaartmuseumNational Maritime Museum
East India House
the former headquarters of the Dutch VOC