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“Only with children”

NEMO Science Museum
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
Ranked #36 of 501 things to do in Amsterdam
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Only with children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Fun and interesting for children (age from 5 - 13 yr). Don't forget to drink something at the roof top.

Could be busy during school holidays.

Visited June 2014
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“fascinating water clock”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We arrived too late one day and it was closed already. We sat and look at the tall blue water clock at the entrance to take a break of the freezing weather outside and found it fascinating. I was really curious about what's inside this funny looking building so we went back the next day. We have seen other science museum as adults and it was not very surprising for us, but i could imagine kids would have good fun there. They have labs for you to try out simple experiments. Very educational. Personally I prefer looking at the water clock (which is free)

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“Incredible and insightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Science Center NEMO! It's a brand new building and museum so everything is very clean and sparkling still! I spent from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon exploring this place and I still hadn't seen it all!
Definitely worth the 15 euros.

Visited July 2014
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“One of the best science museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

The place is nice have lots of stuff to do with the kids but I recommend to take kids in 4-8 because they will know some of the stuff. For older kids there are few interesting exhibits. I liked the lower floor and the scenery on the roof.

Visited August 2014
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“Excellent introduction to science”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

my 4.5 year old enjoyed all the exhibits and experiments thoroughly. the 1st floor, 2nd floor and the temporary exhibition were for her age level. The rooftop cafe is wonderful with the panoramic view of amsterdam. unfortunately, we only had 2 hours there (it closes at 5:30 even during the summer, rooftop cafe is open till 7 though) so we literally ran from one exhibit to another. you should budget to spend atleast half a day there to be able to experience everything liesurely. I would highly recommend this museum if you want to introduce your young child to science.

Visited August 2014
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