Indication entrance fees
|- seniors / 65+||€15,-|
FROM / TO06/10/2017 - 01/07/2018
1018 KK Amsterdam
Game Changers | maritime innovations 6th of October to 1st of July 2018
The Dutch are real maritime innovators, and have been for centuries. From the first working submarine in 1620 to the new, futuristic Ortega Submersible. And from the fastest cargo vessel to the 3D-printer that might make shipping redundant. Visit the exhibition ‘Game Changers’, discover the innovations that made the economy of the Netherlands flourish and meet the real game changers: visionary pioneers and involved life savers, but sometimes dangerous swindlers…
Over the years, the Netherlands has cultivated a whole host of pioneering maritime inventors. Innovation on and around the water has been thriving for centuries, from Cornelis Drebbel’s first working submarine in 1620 to the Ortega Submersible, winner of the Piet de Jong Innovation Award in 2016, and from the fastest freighter in the Dutch Golden Age to the 3D printer, which may well make freighters a thing of the past very soon.
At the ‘Gamechangers | Maritime Innovations’ exhibition, you can marvel at 25 of the most beautiful, exciting, and strangest inventions in Dutch maritime history. The exhibition showcases revolutionary discoveries that not only invigorated the shipping industry and the economy, but also left a lasting impression on Dutch society as a whole. The collection also contains a number of woeful, time-consuming, and costly failures.
Visit Het Scheepvaartmuseum and embark on a voyage into the world of visionary pioneers, inspirational heroes, and dangerous con-men.