stepping stones of maritime history


Down on 25 October

On this day in history the following ship was wrecked:

  • Amstelland († 1665, 355 years ago)
    Terschelling, Netherlands

Burgzand Noord

In the Wadden Sea lies the national monument Burgzand Noord, a location where sixteen historic shipwrecks from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries have been preserved.

Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters

An overview of sites that are linked to the project 'Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters', a Dutch-Cuban collaboration in the field of underwater cultural heritage management.

World War II

Ships that sank during World War II.

New in MaSS

Recent contributions in MaSS.


The Zuiderzee played an important role in the economy of the Low Countries since reaching its largest size in the Late Middle Ages.

Sunken Treasures

From 7 September 2019 till 28 June 2020, the Princessehof presents the exhibition Sunken Treasures: Secrets of the Maritime Silk Road.