Our hotel is close to the Viking docks, but far from everything else. Tram 26 to Central Station and bus 48 to the Maritime Museum and suddenly we're in the 17th century, when the VOC, the Dutch East-India Company, ruled the world.
The cannons are an interactive exhibit designed to teach children and adults to work a warship. In the cargo hold is a jungle gym made of ropes and barrels. Norene remarks that in the US, all this would be marked "Do Not Touch".