Hendrick Hamel Museum


Hendrick Hamel Museum
Kortendijk 67
4201 KS Gorinchem
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In the Hendrick Hamel Museum, located in the Hamelhuis house, you’ll learn all about Hendrick Hamel and his exciting adventures in Korea. This sea traveller from Gorinchem was shipwrecked off the coast of Korea in 1653 and was held captive there for the next 13 years. His journal ‘Hamel's Journal and a Description of the Kingdom of Korea, 1653-1666’ gave the western world its first inside view of Korea. In Korea, Hendrick Hamel is a national hero.


  • Every wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday until december 31st, 2024 from 13:00 to 17:00