About Amsterdam's Open Harbor MuseumWhen you're near the Nemo Museum, peek out at the dock next to you. Where you can see the collection of ancient ships of Amsterdam. Calling it a museum is a little amusing, because it does not give any information or content, beyond peeking at the ancient ships, but the truth is that it is a fascinating sight that brings back to childhood memories of films we loved to see.
Either way, you can see here a collection of 20 ancient ships, a marine view of the ships anchored in the harbor - a nice place for lovers of marine history.
There is a wide variety of ships here, from more or less ancient sails to old service ships and more respectable motor boats.
The harbor where these ancient ships dock was once the port of the Dutch navy, from which the well-known merchant ships of the Dutch Empire emerged in the 17th century.
The ships are anchored, as noted, between the Nemo Museum and the Maritime Museum of Amsterdam, so it is natural for ship enthusiasts to continue to them as well. Enjoy!