NEMO, Het Scheepvaartmuseum and Rijksmuseum

9 Jan

Hello everyone! Piggletino has rented a bus for himself!


Just kidding! That’s actually the Hop On Hop Off bus for Amsterdam! Piggletino is on a trip around town! To check routes and departure times, visit the Hop On Hop Off website here.

These buses are naturally equipped with audio guides in various languages, but Piggletino shall leave the task of knowledge acquisition to his scout…

Unfortunately, as time was tight, Piggletino could only visit a few places. This is the NEMO Science Centre, which you can spot from afar due to its unique shape. This ship-like structure sits most appropriately within the harbour district and houses numerous exhibitions that will tell of how the world around us works.


But something else caught the scout’s attention – that’s the Het Scheepvaartmuseum – or National Maritime Museum of Amsterdam!


The museum contained many artifacts and rich information related to Amsterdam’s maritime history. It was to Piggletino’s delight too, that he could board ship replicas that were accessible from the museum! You could get a great view of the harbour district when you got on the ship moored by the museum – and the NEMO is just nearby too!

Ahoy there!



Having had a good share of fun on the replica ship, Piggletino joined his scout to visit the museum quarters of Amsterdam. Bustling with culture, the Rijksmuseum or State Museum, has been around for 200 years and stands grandly within a short walking distance of the Museum of Modern Arts and Van Gogh Museum. Be sure to get a Museum Card if you plan to visit all three museums!



2 Responses to “NEMO, Het Scheepvaartmuseum and Rijksmuseum”

  1. wannabephotographer87 January 15, 2014 at 2:06 am #

    Yay Hi piggletino! I love the places you guys go to 🙂

    • Piggletino January 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

      Thank you! Piggletino loves the places he goes too! He wants to go to MORE places, though!

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