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NEMO Science Museum

Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 3233
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Expand your world at NEMO Science Museum. In the largest science museum of the Netherlands you will find proof that science and technology can be captivating for all ages. The remarkable building on top of the IJ-tunnel offers five floors of exciting hands-on activities. At NEMO you can experience the joy of science and technology, by blowing gigantic soap bubbles, watch an enormous chain reaction and experiment in a real laboratory. In a variety of exhibitions you can 'Take a journey through the mind' or learn that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to sustainable electricity and smart transportation at 'Smart Technology'. Enjoy a magnificent view over Amsterdam The creative mind behind NEMO, build in 1997, is Italian architect Renzo Piano. He had a clear vision for his design of the NEMO building, with its very own piazza 22 metres above water level. The spectacular roof terrace has a magnificent view over Amsterdam and the Eastern Docklands. You can access the roof terrace free of charge. The roof terrace and cafe in NEMO are the perfect places to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
+31 20 531 3233
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is focussed towards families with children. The exhibits are mostly interactive and the kids there were thoroughly enjoying themselves. There was less to do as an adult, but there was plenty to keep us amused. Make sure you visit the roof top terrace...More

Thank Nathan L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Suitable for children from the age of 6, preferably better with older children, a 4 year old girl was very bored, upstairs has a nice cafe and good food.

Thank Sterni L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic visit, lots to do for kids and adults, views really lovely from the roof. Has a number of floors with so much interactive things to do. It was good value for money, for a family of 4.

Thank EdinburghjanetG
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum is huge and it's kitted out with state of the art equipment but i think this place is better suited for families with children. The location is fantastic - it's right on the water and has gastric views from the terraces. It's very...More

Thank pearl-may b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure the museum is great but the hidden secret is the roof......you can walk up from the maritime museum side to the top or just take the lift to the 3rd floor...this can be done without a ticket to the museum...when you get...More

1  Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned on spending about 3 hours at the museum. We ended up spending about 5. She loved the water works area, bubbles and the triangle circle thing. The older kids had things that kept them interested also. Nice museum!

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as we was very intrigued. We had a I am Amsterdam card which aloud us free entry. When we arrived it had a free cloakroom to leave our stuff which was nice. It was so so busy of families with children but...More

1  Thank tlbeno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So entertaining! There are more experiments than I could of imagined. The kids were wonderfully entertained. There a cafe on the roof terrace that is relaxing and a great place to keep the kids entertained and rejuvenate.

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I are both in our mid twenties and had such a fun time here. I know its aimed at children but if you are anyway interested in science you will enjoy all the activities.

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1. In walking distance from Amsterdam Central station. 2. Lots of funny inventions. 3. Kids definitely like this place as some facilities are really interesting. 4.You can have a spectacular view of Amsterdam downtown at the top floor. 5.You can try some toys which suitable...More

Thank Wanderer C
Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
A visit to Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands presents the
opportunity to marvel at its many modern architectural
masterpieces like the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
and the beguiling Python Bridge while taking in its
scenic waterfront with its trendy assortment of cafés,
restaurants, bars, and clubs. Here in this
post-industrial (though in some parts still very much
presently industrial) neighborhood, you’ll find a
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Megan B
Hi, How long will it take to look round? Is it suitable for adults?
12 January 2017|
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Response from NEMOScienceMuseum | Property representative |
Dear Megan. Most visitors stay for around 3 hours. At NEMO Science Museum, everyone – from young to old – discovers how fascinating science and technology are. Although, there are a lot of kids around :) It can also make you... More
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Can we access the restaurant at the top of the museum w/o paying to tour the museum?
26 February 2016|
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Response from NEMOScienceMuseum | Property representative |
Yes you can! The roof terrace and restaurant are freely accessible by climbing the stairs to the top or by taking the elevator in the entrance hall. But: from the 7th of march, the roof terrace will be closed untill the... More
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