National Maritime Museum 'Maps & Marvels'

Maps & Marvels

The permanent exhibition Maps & Marvels, commissioned by and created in close collaboration with the National Maritime Museum, explores the historic impact of Dutch cartography on the world.

The design created for Maps & Marvels evokes a sense of continuous journey and discovery through time and place. The exhibition reveals how Dutch sailors explored the world and how these journeys influenced Europe’s world view.

The semi-transparent layering of exhibition space in the cartography section creates an intimate and striking atmosphere in front of which the collection of maps and objects appear to be floating in space. Adjoining is a contemporary Wunderkammer with eye-catching objects, discovered and collected during travels abroad.

The permanent exhibition Maps & Marvels can be visited from 10 May onwards at the National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.