In the golden seventeenth century of Amsterdam, when international maritime trade expanded rapidly, the Admiralty ordered the construction of an arsenal. Since 1655, shipbuilding equipment has been stored in this beautiful building in the style of classicism, stored gunpowder, weapons and ammunition, supplies of drinking water for the crews of ships and everything that was necessary for making long sea voyages of the famous East Indian Trading Company. Today, in this building on three floors is a maritime museum. It has 25 rooms. The ground floor is reserved for temporary exhibitions, and the royal longboat of 1818 is also presented here. On the second floor, trading campaigns, sea battles and fabulous trade deals of the East Indian Company are described, and on the third, the theme of water and sailing is revealed. The most interesting is the ship on the pier - we will talk about it further. It’s worth 2 hours to visit the museum.
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Photo: By C messier - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51385883