This route is ideal for a male company or for fathers and sons. The day will begin with the famous Maritime Museum and one of Amsterdam's most famous golden age ships. This sailboat belonged to the legendary East Indian company, and headed for the islands of the Indonesian archipelago in the late autumn of 1748, and what you will learn later on an exact copy of the ship moored in the eastern harbor. Next you will find a cheerful and serious, bright and real, fully gaming and very academic museum of science Nemo. Here you can find out a bunch of unexpected facts about a person and the world and confirm your guesses by experience, and let a light drink drunk on the observation deck relax, enjoying the views of the city. Further - the most unexpected acquaintance with Amsterdam - from a surfboard sliding on the quiet water of the canals! This new and growing type of tourism is called sapsurfing and combines a bit of sport, a little courage and an indescribable feeling. We propose to end the day in a small brewery and bar near the old Dutch mill. Here you can taste eight sorts of local beer and get to know the excellent triple ale. Have a great day!
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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The most admirable part of the museum is a replica of the famous ship of the Dutch East Indian company Amsterdam, recreated from 1985 to 1991. This trading company lasted almost 200 years from 1602 to 1798 and conducted a monopoly trade with Ceylon, China, Japan, and Indonesia. These years were years of the myriad, wealth, and prosperity of the economy of Amsterdam, and, not in vain, the seventeenth century entered the history of the Netherlands as the "Golden Age." The ship Amsterdam was one of the largest vessels owned by the company. It was launched in 1747, and on the first voyage to Batavia (modern Jakarta - the capital of Indonesia) sank, having fallen in a storm, off the coast of England. Of the 203 members of the team under the command of Captain Klump, 50 died while trying to save the ship, and 90 died ashore from hypothermia. All cargo, consisting of a variety of goods and twenty-eight silver chests, was absorbed by a sandbank near Eastbourne on the English coast of the English Channel. Captain Klump himself lost the loan allocated to him for swimming, in the amount of his salary for 14 years of service. This ship is today one of the symbols of modern Amsterdam and, like nothing else, better shows the history of the golden age of the Netherlands, filled with fabulous benefits and incredible risks.
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The five-story museum building, lined with copper sheets, is the main attraction of the Oosterdok quarter. This area was created in the first half of the nineteenth century and protected the city from the tides of "inland sea." Later, it allowed the construction of the central railway station of Amsterdam. The museum, bearing the name of Nemo, was intended to cause association with the legendary hero of the novels Jules Verne - captain Nemo - inventor and innovator, a fighter for justice and discoverer. But the famous cartoon about the fish "Nemo" began to associate this museum with a scientific center for children, which is certainly not far from reality. The motto of this museum is interactivity. Here, every exhibit, every story, and the invention is interactive. Everything can be touched, and everything can be experimented with. But, as it turned out, such openness of the museum made it not only attractive for children but also adults, because we are all little children. To visit the museum, you need to set aside from one and a half to two hours, and be sure to visit the exposition Energy and Innovation.
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After visiting the museum, be sure to go up to the observation deck on the roof. It offers a beautiful view, here you can have a cup of coffee and slowly go down the special overpass, enjoying the views of the city.
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How much is said, written and filmed about tours on water buses in Amsterdam! But we want to surprise you. We invite you to ride SUP-boards on the canals of the city. SUP is a trendy destination in Amsterdam tourism. She grew up walks on SUP-boards from safer surfing - standing on aboard. SUP is a leisurely glide on smooth water while standing when you control board with a paddle. First, you need to get used to it, but when you feel your body and board, you will get indescribable pleasure!
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And at the end of this "men's day," we invite you to a private brewery near the old mill. In 1911, a bathhouse was built near the mill, in the building of which there is a modern brewery. Former musician Caspar Peterson opened it in 1985. It brews eight beers and three seasonal beers that can be tasted, as well as eat in a pub with an outdoor terrace! For beers, try Zatte. This beer is a golden hue with a particular definition adopted in the Netherlands - Tripel (tripel). Istria of this name begins not so long ago, only in the thirties of the last century, when monastic breweries started to make "super-beer" - a special triple ale – from special triple ale - hence the name TripEl. The famous Pilsen malt gives it a golden hue. As for the mill, this is the highest wooden mill in Holland - its height is almost 27 meters. It was built at the beginning of the same golden age of Amsterdam, and today it is a national monument under the protection of the municipality. It is noteworthy that the city authorities bought the destroyed mill in 1928, and due to power outages during the Second World War, the mill served the city to grind corn grains. Only in the fall of 1972, having suffered after a devastating storm did the mill permanently stop its work. https://www.brouwerijhetij.nl/?lang=en
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