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NEMO Science Museum

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Address: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 531 3233
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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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This place is the perfect place for you if you are trying to find a way to spend at least half of a cold winter day with your chiid(ren). One of the nicest thing is that it is all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was by far the most loved attraction in Amsterdam for my children. All of the museum exhibits are interactive giving children plenty to entertain them whilst they learn something new. From bubble making to using robotics to control a simple supply system there is something for all age groups (i may have sneaked into a bubble too). We were... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

NEMO Science Museum is all about science and fun for all ages!! Be sure to take enough time for this visit, there is just too much to see and do. It 'll make your day fly by, even with the little (<7) ones aboard. There are many (all levels) workshops to attend, infotationals to see, scnience tests to do and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is the perfect place for you if you are trying to find a way to spend at least half of a cold winter day with your chiid(ren). One of the nicest thing is that it is all fun and creative science games and demonstrations. The food could be a bit more attractive but it is OK no problem.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2 kiddos enjoyed the interactive exhibits and didn't really felt like leaving at the end of the day. FREE coin pressing machine for NEMO souvenir(just need to provide your own 5 cents) Many floors of exhibits to cater to all interests. Opens from 10am to 5:30. If you have inquisitive kids, you can spend the whole day there. Restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived half hour before closure so only went up to the roof for a view of Amsterdam. Brilliant sights and good toilets too

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately before going here I was at the science museum in London which is mainly free, 10x bigger, more informative, nicer staff, more room to avoid rude people or children. Many of the exhibits were broken or not working. They let far too many people in for what is available to do. I find it over priced. If your children... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nemo is the old science center in amsterdam, i had meeting with the company who built it , It is the bestlocation in netherland for child and best location tor teen to have exprience about scince in action .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for kids, to loud to take a time with some examples. But for families with small kids is the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a great half-day here. There are some very engaging things for kids to do:Science experiments to demonstrate the value of Sun Screen, How Electricity is conducted in water with & without salt. Learning how different colors of light affect mood and affect the growth& development of plants.. there is a long list of engaging an d interesting scientifically... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have visited Amsterdam with small kids for just couple of days. weather wasn't so good so we decided to visit museum and i was a great choice. NEMO is fun for everyone, for a very young like 2, 4 years old and for parents too. Teenagers would have fun too... we have spent there about 3 hours and we... 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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