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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 1 week ago via mobile

I must start off by saying my family went on a sunny Sunday so the museum was not overly crowded. I thought we would do the typical couple hours and then what next. This ended up filling our entire day. My 11 year old hit...More

Thank George9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great science museum featuring 5 floors of entertainment. Hands on exhibits keeps everyone busy while teaching all sorts of science! The fourth floor has an entire area dedicated to body changes and sex so if you are bringing young (American) children be prepared - America...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best science museums in the world and having several exhibits and practical examples to prove and show it to kids. Definitely a great place for a day out with kids. The building is amazing and it's so huge, having several...More

Thank siddhant k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we had the 'I am Amsterdam' city pass cards, we enjoyed a free visit to the museum near the end of their day. We were impressed with all of the various interactive displays that challenged people (mostly young adults) with scientific thought. BASF even...More

Thank PKPollard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place to go if you have children with you. Was surprised when we paid to get in that it's not much of a science museum it's more a fun place for children to learn the basics in science. We spent under 1...More

Thank FRH13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply the best science museum I have been too. Not too huge, every exhibit is interactive and importantly nothing is broken or unavailable (so often the case in other museums). Many of the exhibits were truly delightful. The kids spent a really hectic 2...More

Thank Ewan_makepeace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids have a lot of staff to experience so they don't get bored. Watched a great show about reaction. Friendly staff.

Thank MyriaZamani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not worth at all, its not a museum but a park for kids, they charge money not worth spending. The different levels of the place show different stages of science but its not even interesting. Unless you are young or with kids...More

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have children and visit Amsterdam this is an idea place to spend a couple of hours. It has five different floors and each floor has a different theme. It's a bit noisy but when you see children enjoying doing the practical demonstrations you'll...More

Thank jameswO7279JK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed by but did not go in. I did hear from some natives of Amsterdam that this museum is great. Did not have enough time maybe on my next visit.

Thank kappy26
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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11 July 2017|
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Response from MyriaZamani | Reviewed this property |
Definitely! There is a whole floor only for teenagers.
Megan B
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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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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