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 exhibition 'Game Changers | maritime innovations', 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 The National Maritime Museum and embark on a voyage into the world of visionary pioneers, inspirational heroes, and dangerous con-men. For more information click here.