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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Centre Sailing Heritage | Oostereiland, Hoorn, The Netherlands
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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