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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 AM - 5:30 PM
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 August 24, 2016 via mobile

I just passed on it and took some photos From it you can see the whole central station and boats and Amsterdam central area from a high point which is great and you can go there free

Thank mouaz a
Reviewed August 24, 2016

My tween daughter thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Lots to do and very interesting, something for all ages.

Thank anupama_hk
Reviewed August 23, 2016

NEMO science museum is fizzing with life,energy and laughter. The experiments and exhibits are irresistible to both children and adults. If you have children from sling-ons to teens this is the place to come- but put aside about 3 hours, as they will want to...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was our second visit and I am sure things had changed in the intervening 10 years. Great practical hands on exhibits and demonstrations with good breadth of interest for young children, teenagers and the parents as well. Puberty and sex related exhibits got particular...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This science museum is great fun very good for children and adults alike. However I found the kids just run wild so can be a bit frustrating.

Thank Euroirishgirl
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Science museum tour was very educational experience for all of us , there is no doubt that we learned a lot about scientific innovations .

Thank Shayke_Bilu
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is 5 floors of interactive science! (unlike the token interaction science in London). We spent 5 hours here (usually less than 1 in London). And a beautiful roof top with views to the city, which is refreshingly free to all (take the back sloping...More

1  Thank zigtravel
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a multi story interactive museum 100% geared towards children. Millions of them at the same time. They have the sex area for teens, but it is in the middle of all the other exhibits and my nine year old was obsessed and asking...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My children aged 4,6,8 all really enjoyed today as did my husband and I. There is so much to see and do and from Duinrell it's really easy to get to a reasonably priced we spent 4 hours there but could have easily spent more....More

1  Thank Tara H
Reviewed August 21, 2016

It is the best attraction for science-lovers and curious people - instead of being bored by examining of hundreds of masterpieces, one can experiment, try everything and be fascinated by various insights into micro- and macrocosmos, physics, chemistry, psychology and biology. The view from the...More

Thank Stas S
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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