This Sunday I did something I wanted to do for years - visit Het Scheepvaartmuseum and NEMO.
Het Scheepvaartmuseum has been on my list since the first time I was in Netherlands, but at that time it was under re-construction (as it was my second time around). Over the time, my interest only grew, thanks to a relatively recent discovery of my weird fascination with all things maritime, which has manifested itself through visits to a number of harbour-cities and their maritime museums. Het Scheepvaartmuseum might not be as rich as Hamburg’s Altonaer Museum, but the installations are fairly interesting for a quick couple of hours’ browse. The replica of East-Indian Amsterdam might not be as fun as the replica of her Scandinavian counterpart Götheborg, but she’s still a mighty fine vessel. Overall, you can’t go wrong if you’re interested in the sea.
On the other hand, NEMO was a complete disappointment.
Bottom line - Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Good; NEMO: Bad.