The Amsterdam is a Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship built in 1748 in Amsterdam. She departed on her maiden voyage fully laden with goods and provisions to last her nine-month long journey to Asia. In January 1749, during a raging storm, she ran aground near the coast of Hastings in the southern England.
To this day she remains there, under the water in the surf zone of the beach. Visible only during the lowest of seasonal tides, the Amsterdam is our best preserved and original 18th-century VOC-ship. Her hull is 45m long and 21m wide and remains intact up to the lower deck as the keel is situated 7 m deep under the sand.
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