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.