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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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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 via mobile

We only went for the view and it was worth it. It's really nice and the building itself is beautiful.

Thank Andreas K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the nurse in yesterday and found it informative, interactive and spacious. Across the 5 floors there were plenty of hands on activities for my son (age 11) however being a Friday morning in the school holidays it was very busy and lots of...More

Thank hantsdee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've visited on my own before but this time took my 8 year old. It's an awesome science museum on lots of floors with loads to do. Great place for all ages with oodles of interactive things to do and things to see/read. It can...More

Thank puppytaz1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For kids under 12 it is probably great. Lots of interactive things to do but really busy so, as an adult, you felt you couldn't have a go and deprive a child. Restaurant at the top was nice. If you don't have kids, the roof...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is great and it has decent amount of scientific experiments and etc on display. The only thing is that it is very very crowded during school holidays and when the weather is not sunny. If you have visited CosmoCaixa in Barcelona you should...More

Thank Andrei T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a fantastic time, unfortunately we came only an hour before closing so we rushed through it. It is definitely worth planning at least three hours. There are four floors of all types of science and tons of hands on stuff. The funniest thing...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A place to reach it only if there is a rainy day. This is a three-story museum that includes games and experiences for children, not something that no other country in the world has. The children will enter and will not want to leave, but...More

Thank Amirrubi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are 2 adults in our 30s and we spent so much time here exploring, touching, filling, measuring like children. The museum is made in such a way to catch your attention and to keep you interacted. The terrace on the top is worth the...More

Thank Alina P
Reviewed 6 days ago

WOW! This place is incredible, 4 floors of non stop science activities for children and adults alike, from putting yourself inside a bubble, to filtering water, to social sciences and a gorgeous roof top garden...with more science activities, this place has it all and kept...More

Thank gpt0583
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We saw this while walking to our hotel and asked what it was. We were told its a science museum but we could have a drink at the top and enjoy the view. So this is what we did its a stunning view set on...More

Thank Dbird1
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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Vladi S
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Pavlos G | Reviewed this property |
Self exploring and great at that since all exhibits have instructions in English and Dutch.
July 11, 2017|
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Response from Hodinsky | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's suitable for kids (and adults) of all ages. There are zones for different ages and interests.
Megan B
January 12, 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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