Noticed that big VOC-ship in the middle of Amsterdam? Hop on board during a visit to the Scheepvaartmuseum. Dutch naval history is the theme of this celebrated nautical museum – second only to London’s National Maritime Museum according to the experts. The wonderful 350-year-old building - a former naval storehouse - hosts all sorts of naval ephemera, from models and maps to weapons and impressive scale models. Tip: Short on time? Take the free audio tour, which will present you all the highlights of the museum in just 60 minutes.