Historical exhibitions in the Tower
Discover the rich history of the Dutch Navy in the Tower’s six exhibition halls. From the day that Maximilian of Austria drew-up the Ordinance on the Admiralty in 1488, to the commitment of the Dutch Navy in the 21st century. Meet the Dutch naval heroes of the Golden Age, learn about the transition from sail to steam and experience the events of the Second World War. Relive the post-war reconstruction period through the personal stories of navy personnel and let the poignant presentation on the Cold War take you back to the time when the relations between East and West dominated the world stage.
The scope of the navy
In the course of time, the environment in which the navy operates has strongly altered. In the heydays of the Golden Age, the navy faced different challenges than in does today. But the navy still distinguishes itself by innovation in shipbuilding, communication and weapon technology. The interactive presentation ‘The scope of the navy’ not only sheds light on the courageous deeds of admiral De Ruyter and provides depth into the developments of the submarine unit of the navy, but it also unravels the ties between the navy and the industry. Discover the exhibition’s theme: the navy always looks beyond the horizon.
‘The scope of the navy’ offers more in-depth knowledge on the permanent exhibition. The exhibition halls of the Tower are equipped with giant scopes which can be pointed towards objects which represent clever ideas from the naval history. The scope then shows a short film with more information on the object and links to the present. The text stimulates one to take a closer look at the objects as they all tell a specific story. Fun and informative for all.
‘The scope of the navy’ has English subtitles.