22 June 2018

The story of the East Indiaman Amsterdam

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VOC Ship Amsterdam

It is 1748. The VOC shipyard in Amsterdam built a new ship. The East Indiaman Amsterdam is an East Indiaman and will be responsible after its completion for the transport of goods and people. Around the turn of the year, the ship is ready to sail. The 33-year-old captain William Klump is eager with the East Indiaman Amsterdam to go east.

On January 8 it so far. 203 crew, soldiers and 127 5 passengers report to the fully laden ship on time on Texel. But there is a problem. Yet there is a southwesterly storm, so the captain has struggled to sail southward. Klump decides to seek protection in dVOC Shipe English bay Hastings, but due to a sandbank the VOC ship loses Amsterdam its helm. Miraculously they know instead to reach the Bay of Pevensey, where they await the storm decisions.

However, the storm does not stop. An epidemic broke out on the ship, which requires fifty lives. Forced captain Klump put the ship on the beach. The crew managed to save himself and part of the 27 chests with silver, but luck was not on them. Arriving on land they are overrun by looters. Only after a few days up English soldiers come and help them.

At the moment it is unfortunately too late. The VOC still does his best to save the ship, but to no avail. The East Indiaman Amsterdam sinks into the clay and being swallowed by the sea.

The East Indiaman Amsterdam at the Maritime Museum

The replica of the VOC ship Amsterdam is sufficient to discover and experience for young and old. You'll learn about this ship and the time of the VOC in general. The ship is easily accessible for disabled visitors. It is also possible to use in the VOC ship Amsterdam organize your wedding.

VOC Ship Amsterdam

The VOC ship Amsterdam to visit during your visit to the Maritime Museum. The East Indiaman Amsterdam outside moored at the museum jetty. Please note that the ship in bad weather is restricted to ensure the safety of visitors. At force seven or higher, the East Indiaman Amsterdam Closed.

Opening Maritime Museum (VOC Ship)

Monday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Tuesday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Wednesday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Thursday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Friday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Saturday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Sunday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours

Entrance Maritime Museum (VOC Ship)

regular € 15, -
child 0 t / m 4 year € Free
Child 5 t / m 17 year € 7,50
CJIP / Culture Card / Student € 7,50
Museumkaart / Stadspas Freebies
Members VNHSM & Friends Fleet Freebies

The museum is also free for members of the Fund Company, holders of the I Amsterdam City Card, Rembrandt Association, ICOM pass, I Amsterdam Card Crew, Holland Pass ticket and carers of people with disabilities.

Accessibility Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is accessible to people with disabilities. All exhibits and facilities are accessible by lifts. When the East Indiaman Amsterdam A special elevator installed. If you can not visit the museum without a guide, then this person has free entry. With a view to the safety of the collection is the use of mobility scooters not allowed in the museum. You can use one of our wheelchairs.

Address VOC Ship Amsterdam

Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 KK Amsterdam

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