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Halve Maen

Centre Sailing Heritage | Oostereiland, Hoorn, The Netherlands
+31 229 210 205
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Interesting experience

The tour began in the visitors center with very interesting background information. We then... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
DDDGirl
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Disappointing

Despite the website, you don't have to reserve other than at very busy times. The ship is very... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
john592
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London, United Kingdom
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If the Halve Maen could talk, this VOC-ship would be able to tell heart-pounding stories about storms, voyages of discovery, encounters with Indians, naval battles, and scurvy. Fortunately, the crew of the de Halve Maen know all these stories as well. In a personal tour they take you on a voyage of discovery aboard the museum ship. You should make your reservation in advance.
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“half moon” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Centre Sailing Heritage | Oostereiland, Hoorn, The Netherlands
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+31 229 210 205
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The tour began in the visitors center with very interesting background information. We then proceeded on board the ship. Our guide there was entertaining as well. The town of Hoorn was also delightful

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Despite the website, you don't have to reserve other than at very busy times. The ship is very small. There is very little to see. It is a replica made in the US mid-20th century. The tour guide could not cope with a multilingual group....More

1  Thank john592
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I would NOT recommend visiting the Halve Maen ship or the heritage center, but it wouldn`t have to be like that. Actually the ship is quite nice and the exhibition ok. The problem is the staff that was extremely unfriendly and acted like tourists wanting...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The ship is an outstanding replica of the original Half Moon hard to believe it sailed across the Atlantic to Hudson Bay

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

A visit to the shipyard the "Halve Maen" is definitely worth seeing if you are interested in Sailing Heritage. Volunteers show you around and you get a good picture of life aboard such a ship. We found a very friendly, quiet volunteer who the tour....More

Thank Michiel N
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went yesterday for a tour of the life size replica of the Half Moon and the time flew as we were transported way back in time to uncertain voyages and challenging conditions. Our lovely guide Theo brought it all to life and told us...More

Thank Angie A
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful reception with amazing staff. The guide gives you a tour of the rich history of the Dutch East Indies company and the magnificent part was i was alone!!! Marion was so thorough and even taught me things about the Dutch and my own country,USA....More

Thank jetapilot
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

I am a crew member of Duyfken berthed in Fremantle, Western Australian so this was a visit to our "sister ship". The Dutch were great mariners being the first Europeans to discover Australia, but not realising the size of what they had discovered after mapping...More

Thank edmund747
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Going aboard the Half Moon helps you appreciate the amazing feats of courage and hardship that were endured by explorers like Henry Hudson Fortunately it's been modified so you can actually stand in places. A highly recommended bit of history.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Halve Maen is the name of a ship. It translates into: 'half moon'. You can ride the boat with advance bought tickets (see the webshop) or sometimes on the day itself if not everyone shows up. The boat ride is a seasonal experience (April-October)...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
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