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NEMO Science Museum

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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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Address: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31205313233
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Great but to many children

It's great but there's to many children so it's hard for us grown-ups to play :( Probably a bit my own fault for visiting on a Sunday. Perhaps a Wednesday would have been better...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nicholas N
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's great but there's to many children so it's hard for us grown-ups to play :( Probably a bit my own fault for visiting on a Sunday. Perhaps a Wednesday would have been better...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is just for kids, it should be called kids science museum. There is nothing to do for adults.

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Blantyre, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

well worth the visit, my wife and I took a canal trip in Amsterdam and came across the Nemo so we decide to pay it a visit there is a lot of good quality exhibits, we also took a walk up to the roof top of the Nemo and spent a good hour viewing the panoramic view of Amsterdam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an fantastic interesting place with a 10yr old and 13yr old to please this place had it all. Great hands on interactive things to do, both enjoyed it and adults did to, exciting experiments ,book online before you go you won't regret it brilliant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't actually visit NEMO. I just went to the roof toop terrace (it is free) and saw the amazing views and a spectacular Amsterdam Square. Loaded with people, but mostly many happy children. The building is exceptional. What public spaces should be all about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must do place to visit in Amsterdam. Took teenagers to visit and we spent hours in the museum. There is a great cafe on the top floor with excellent views over the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited the museum because entrance was free with our I Amsterdam city card. However, there were so many kids and the concept is more of a huge science playground so there were nothing much for adults to do. It's a lively and educational place for young kids although it's a long walk from the central station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Nemo in the past, it's fun for children to discover and do experiments. For adults, it's nice to see but not much do there. On top of the building there is a possibility to enjoy a nice view of the canal and citycenter.

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love science museums and interactive things in general. I really liked Nemo and would recommend it to others, but I have been to better ones and also it was really full of kids (well, these places tend to be depending on what days you go of course). The view from the top of the building is amazing, so at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well done! I was very impressed. We have a similar museum back home but I will admit this one is bigger and better. Great was to kill a few hours with kids in Amsterdam if your tired of explaining why those ladies are in the windows:-) Note to parents - on the top floor there is a large exhibit... More 

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Staying in Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)

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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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