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Nemo Science Museum

The Nemo Museum in Amsterdam (NEMO Science Centre), and this is the name of this object, is simply a must for parents who like to visit with their children upon arrival in Amsterdam.

In fact, the idea of creating a NEMO museum, as it appears in its current form, came from its creators at some point, with a few failed projects. Built on an artificial promontory on the river Oosterdok, it is located about 1 km from the central station of Amsterdam.

The building was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano and built in 1997. It has 5 floors and is the 5th most visited attraction in the Netherlands.

The building is not suitable for everything that happens inside, mainly because the “inside” is not covered (hidden) by the decoration and you can see in detail what it is made of – overlays, pipes, etc.

The open terrace on the top floor of the museum is one of the places with a panoramic view of the city, and a great place to take a photo as a souvenir of a trip to Amsterdam.

Young and old alike can play, literally, and learn in an accessible way how the laws of physics or genetics work, for example.

Almost all of the museum’s exhibits are interactive, so you can clearly imagine how a tornado is created, but the experiments with fire are done by adults, for safety reasons of course.

The optical illusion allows you to be smaller than your own child.

As the museum moves up a floor, the complexity of the exhibits and the “age” of the users increases. Watch how the child focuses, trying to overcome the gravitational pull of the magnet.

In this laboratory, in gowns and goggles, children and parents, test tubes and flasks in the hands of enthusiastic chemists, conduct experiments to transform one substance into another.


How to get to Nemo

Ticket price: €17.50

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm. During school vacations, NEMO is also open on Mondays, check the website

Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands