Traditional reconstructions of 17th-century ships are expensive projects for which we require substantial help. We are asking you to become a donor and contribute to the conservation of our maritime heritage. You can become either a private or a corporate donor. The contributions provided annually by our many donors ensure we have the financial stability for the reconstruction, preservation, management and exhibition of our Dutch maritime heritage.
Since our inception in 1985, the number of donors has grown to over 8,500! These donors also support education programmes aimed at young adults. Batavia Yard offers traditional practical education for the long-term unemployed. By providing them with a working environment, they gain a better prospect of their reintegration into the labour market.