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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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“great for kids” (63 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Took two children to Nemo, stayed for 6 hours, it was fabulous, children loved it. So many interactive activities on every floor. Really well done and laid out. Coffee and snacks available on every floor, along with toilet facilities. Children of all ages would be...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent couple hours here tired the baby out! If adults weren't so tired we cld hv gone back as tickets last all day!

Thank Chewszewan
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I took our 5 and 6 year old to burn some energy. The kids LOVED this place. We kicked off at the bubble play area. The kids loved being trapped inside a giant bubble. They also loved the kinetic energy show. We...More

Thank iamarugger
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here during the national weekend of science, therefore the entrance fee was free! Otherwise it wouldn't have been worth it. The museum is really for kids until the age of 12. It explains science in a simple language and through fun interactive displays. Kids...More

Thank Scharringa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't go in to the museum so cannot comment. However it's free to walk up the roof which is excellent. Fantastic views and fun walking up, you need to be able to walk a bit. It's lovely up the top with a great bar....More

1  Thank chriskimbles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost entirely aimed at kids the roof is probably the best bit with an excellent restaurant and great views.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parents take your gids to his fun learning place. Loud most of the time, interesting for all ages. Good view of the harbour from the top. When sunshne: great place to drink a bottle of wine with your friends.

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NEMO museum is a very good place for kids. Bring your kids they will enjoy a lot, lots to learn and experience. Even adults can enjoy.

Thank rithinkp89
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is the perfect place to bring young kids for a fun educational day out. As two scientists we were a little disappointed with the standard of the exhibits and felt out of place as we are a little older.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently decided to spend some time at this museum. The huge selection of interactive activities makes this a worthwhile excursion for all ages. We were impressed to see the large number of teenagers spending time in the section specifically designed for their age group.

Thank Bass74
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
25 July 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.
11 July 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
12 January 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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