Amsterdam (7) – At Oosterdok and Dijksgracht

Just east of Amsterdam Centraal, where Oosterdok and Dijksgracht canals meet, there is the Nemo Science Center and Het Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum).

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum is located in a former naval storehouse.  “Amsterdam” is a replica of an 18th century ship which sailed between the Netherlands and the East Indies.

 

 

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Inside the museum

I wish I had my wide angle lens.  It would have given a better perspective of the expanse of the interior.

 

 

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The glass roof of the courtyard is inspired by the compass rose on the nautical maps.

 

 

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Tall ships moored inside the harbour.

 

 

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Nemo Science Centre provided a great view of the city as you will see from the following four photos.

 

 

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Across the bridge from the Science Center is the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

 

 

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A lonely bike rider passing the fountain outside the Nemo Science Center.

 

 

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