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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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Sun - Sat 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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Ideal for young scientists and teenagers

They have a lovely way of teaching how science works from having a hypothesis to testing it enough times to prove or disprove it. Also lovely place for young engineers, including... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a lovely way of teaching how science works from having a hypothesis to testing it enough times to prove or disprove it. Also lovely place for young engineers, including an impressive section on building bridges. Nemo is also the first science museum that I have been to that has a section for teenagers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth a visit and can be fun. Its noisy in the holiday season with all the kids, I recommend it.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many individual exhibits that you had to wait in line. When it was your turn, you can feel the pressuremfrom the que behind you. Not really a relaxed idea when you want to explore all the activities. Therefor we felt it was a very hectic museum, eventhough the items are interesting for kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here due to the very good reviews on Tripadvisor and think it would have been a great day out, if it hadn't been so busy. We visited on 29th December 2016 and it was absolutely packed and chaotic. Children were all pushing and shoving to try and get to exhibits and when you politely waited in line, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is extremely well catered for families and children, and although my partner and I went alone, it gave us an opportunity to unleash our inner kid and join in with the many activities! I personally find science fascinating when I can see it hands on, and if you're the same, this is the place for you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 generations had a fun day exploring and experimenting. Interactive exhibits, maker space, "show", teen exhibit on puberty, rooftop cafe and terrace are open to the public. Terrace might be worth the visit for a relaxing spot between sight seeing if in the area. The building itself is interesting to architectural fans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We definitely enjoyed ourselves in that museum, it presents some very interesting facts and it has some very useful attractions and activities. Apparently, it was full of children and it doesn't really present anything from The Netherlands. It's just what its title says it is. A science museum. The view from the rooftop is great though!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't actually go into the museum but climbing the big ship and having lunch at the top is certainly a lot of fun and you can get a good look of Amsterdam from up there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very interactive visit will drive you through all mysteries of science. Kids and Adults should enjoy it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday as a couple aged 24-26. We enjoyed ourselves but would have also liked some adult science ha. It's all interactive and designed to enage children. 4 floors of fun things to get hands on with. I'm not to sure on the let's talk about sex part though. Showing children the different positions to have sex in etc.... More 

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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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