woensdag 15 mei 2013


When visiting the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, I was surprised to see this beautiful replica of an old State yacht of the States of  Utrecht. In the museum was a reception going on and this ship was part of the party.

From above in the museum I had a good view at the ship.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. They did a remarkable job in building this. do you know what the two big "wings" on the sides are for?

  2. It's a beauty Marianne..you really did have a bird's eye view!

  3. Both great images to give an idea of the ship

  4. This is indeed a beautiful ship and you had a wonderful view. I think the "wings" had something to do with steering?? - or whatever the correct boating term is. I like the colours and wonderful restoration. I love it when the "Olde Ships" come to our harbour side in the city - certainly worth the drive for the view. Have a wonderful evening Marianne :)

  5. It's amazing that craft like this sailed across oceans. It makes a great museum piece.

  6. Dearest Marianne,
    That is beautifully done as replica and with even more admiration for the original one! Imagine to find those ships at the harbour of Willemstad in Curaçao where we just were...

  7. @Sinbad
    Those things on the side are there to maintain stability. In modern ships this is called a sword (in Dutch) and it is situated underneath the ship, in the middle of the hull.
    Nice shots!