NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, NEMO Science Museum Reviews: 4/5

NEMO Science Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $24.93
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 10 min walk
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emmafox2018
Lutterworth, UK10 contributions
We visited today, and although the Museum was busy during our visit (Saturday between 11 and 1) we could still enjoy the exhibits. We started on floor 5 and worked down, which meant we avoided the early crowds. The staff were very helpful and there was plenty to keep us occupied. We also ate at the restaurant on the 5th floor, where there was a good variety of hot and cold food at a reasonable price. Will definitely visit again.
Written February 22, 2020
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Keianne13
Edinburgh, UK173 contributions
Friends
The museum was packed with school children and the open plan of each floor meant that it was extremely noisy.
It’s a great place for children to learn but adults will find it somewhat disappointing as it’s relatively difficult to get access to many of the exhibits due to the numbers of people. That said, the displays in the forth floor relating to human evolution and the senses was excellent; lots of interesting information and fun activities to develop one’s understanding.
The restaurant was good as were the views from the fifth floor terrace over Amsterdam were.
Written May 16, 2022
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keda s
3 contributions
Went with my mum and Boyfriend so 3 adults over age of 46.
When we paid for the full price adult ticket we were not advised that 1 whole floor was closed off and did not see this untill we were in. Then after we had done what we could of this building and wanted to go into the adult science museum we were told that it was closed on this day and we could not go in.
So we ended up paying full price tickets and missed a floor and the adult museum. I feel that they should have told us this when we were buying the tickets as we were very dissapointed and felt like they had taken advantage of us being tourists.
Written January 22, 2020
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Nicholas P
Frederiksberg, Denmark6 contributions
Our visit was a disappointing. While there is a wide variety of attractions inside the museum, the vast majority of those is tailored for kids. We were 4 adults and most of the museum was not entertaining for our age. The website should have been clearer about it. It is also required to book in advance and enter in a specific timeslot - however, we came in and found a crowded museum that further reduced our opportunity to enjoy the activities.
Written August 11, 2022
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emanuele g
The Hague, The Netherlands80 contributions
Extremely underwhelmed by our experience at the Nemo Museum; we went there with our kids with high expectations which were crushed. We had to book a timeslot, which makes sense in COVID time, but it was totally useless, since there was no control whatsoever and the place was extremely crowded. I found it also ludicrous that they were asking the Green Pass when you were trying to sit at the Restaurant, which were basically empty, while for the rest it was not a problem (forget to respect a bit of, I am not even saying social distancing, personal space.
The activities are left there like, really, thrown out with little logic, even if the layout wanted to hint to something. I can continue for a while on this. The only saving point for this place is to go there with a school teacher and go with the kids and explain the meaning of the things shown there. Otherwise is just a bad amusement park
Written October 27, 2021
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Erlend B
4 contributions
Family
This is a purely children’s’ museum, and I wish their website could have said that upfront. If your kids are above 10, there is nothing here for you and your ticket money will be as wasted as ours were. Also avoid the food stall, there is no trace of taste in much of the food there. Sorry Nemo, but this was highly disappointing.
Written August 1, 2022
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Michelle K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands122 contributions
NEMO is the best science museum I have been to, hands down. The staff are amazingly friendly, the chain reaction demonstration is very cool, and the roof terrace is amazing (bring dry clothes for your kids, they will want to splash in the many water features on the roof). The Lab is very cool and the line moves quickly, here you get to sit with your child and do a real science experiment in a lab coat and safety glasses. Also just admire the building, it's a very special one designed by famous architect Renzo Piano. Tip: bring your own picnic to enjoy on the roof as well as a water bottle, there is a free water tap on the roof terrace.
Written July 26, 2022
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InspiredToTravel
Adelaide, Australia186 contributions
Family
This was a great way to spend the morning with our 13 yr old and 2 yr old. There were a great number of things to keep them entertained, and the staff were incredibly friendly. There was a short(ish) presentation put on throughout the day which kept the children enthralled. Highly recommend visiting.
Written July 20, 2022
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dgraham76
Hyde, UK1,278 contributions
Friends
This is more a review of the lovely free outdoor terrace.
It has amazing views of various views around the city,the port, can see qindmill brewery in distance and an old wooden ship.
Plenty of seating on the steps, apart serving drinks and cakes and high up to together the good views.
A good place to chill and take in the scenery
Written April 16, 2022
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK522 contributions
Couples
The museum covers a huge range of scientific elements - many with interactive displays. The information is in Dutch & English - so easy to understand.
You need a good few hours to fully appreciate & interact with all the displays, especially if visit at busy times.
Excellent place for families & children.
Not the cheapest to get in
Written February 1, 2020
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