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NEMO Science Museum

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Address: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 531 3233
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10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Expand your world at NEMO Science Museum. In the largest science museum of...

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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Fun place with lots of stuff to do for kids

Really nice for a rainy day with kids. Lots of fun scientific experiments to do yourself and experience.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dennis K
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That's how science museum for kids needs to look like. We were there without our kids but looking forward to be back with them

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NEMO Science Museum is a science center in Amsterdam, very close to the Central rail station. The museum is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and attracts annually over 500,000 visitors, which makes it the fifth most visited museum in the Netherlands. Is perfect for children between the ages of... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ok, I know this is a place that most people with kids will find amazing, but it is also amazing for grown ups too! It has the shape of a ship and inside it hosts small and big physics experiments that you can react with! Kafeteria, burger place, gift shop and I think a movie theater!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice for a rainy day with kids. Lots of fun scientific experiments to do yourself and experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for an afternoon visit, and well worth it.. Great for kids to play & interact.. Took tram to Central station and walked along waterside to museum, its a bit of a walk for younger kids, but weather was great so it was a pleasure, with great views looking back across the city.... Nemo is all about fun for kids,... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best place for everyone I loved every single thing about this place I had fun a lot and Learned a lot of stuff that I didn't know before Definitely recommend it for everyone to go there and enjoy the fun learning 😍

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first two floors were brilliant - very much enjoyed by our 8 and 6 year olds and by us too. Everything worked really well - very hands on and not too busy (we got there as soon as it opened - it got busier throughout the day). We took our own lunch and bought hot drinks and were welcome... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my 24 year old niece today. Spent several hours inside having a lot of fun. The museum has something for all ages. Free admission with the Amsterdam card.

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It was really cool, some attractions were wierd (like the make-out pillows), but other than that I enjoyed myself :)

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We went to the Nemo science museum as planned and it was a fantastic place to visit in Amsterdam! We only had to wait in a short queue, compared with other attractions in the city, and as we had purchased the I Amsterdam cards, admission was free of charge! With 5 floors of interactive experiments, information and fun it was... More 

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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 smart selection of cool galleries and shops as well as the kid-friendly Science Center NEMO and the National Maritime Museum.
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