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NEMO Science Museum

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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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Address: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 531 3233
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10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
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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It is well organised, smart way to teach kids about physics, chemistry, .........recommende it in rainy days since its an indoor mesume

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful way to spend some time with the kids in Amsterdam on a rainy morning. There's almost too much to do here but take the time to explore; there's lots for every age (I went with an 8yr old and a 14yr old and neither of them were bored!!). We arrived first thing, and made our way up the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was kind of disappointed when I got inside. The architecture is amazing, but the exposition is mainly directed to children.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The climb, to the top, took its toll on my old legs but it was well worth it. The panorama is stunning. Water features are great too.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited it with a group of friends in April and we were a bit disappointed by the museum. We expected the exhibits to be more science involved than they were and not so childish. I would say it is a bit boring for grown-ups, but on the other hand, it is a perfect place for kids. The rooftop of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is well organised, smart way to teach kids about physics, chemistry, .........recommende it in rainy days since its an indoor mesume

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nemo is very well organized and educational museum for children, but also interesting for adults. All the information is both in Dutch and English. There is a show in particular hours during the day. Don't miss it. The first time when we have visited Nemo our son was 5 years old. There were things interesting for him. Now he is... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen small version of this in Bangalore opposite to Embassy golf links but this is monster spread over multiple floors. Good for half a day . Top floors are for teenagers and adults. Overall nice experience for kids

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting layout and a hell of a walk! I feel that this is definitely more geared towards kids with the workshops and play areas however there is some interesting aspects to adults too.

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Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nemo centre with our children. The place is interesting and you can spent here several hours to fully appreciate all the floors and information. It has life scientific presentations and a lab section when you can participate in the experiments. There are also bars if you wish to grab some food on the move. I would recommend it.

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Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been into the actual science museum itself, but I have climbed the many steps to reach the top (there is a lift in the museum building itself). The view is very nice and the water powered attractions are interesting to see. The café at the top is very lovely as well.

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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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