The NEMO: because science is a game

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The NEMO: because science is a game

A ship run aground? No, it's the surprising NEMO science centre, which pleases both adults and kids.

Open to the public in 2000, the NEMO is Amsterdam's science museum.

Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, it recalls a green-coloured ship emerging from the water. Its avant-garde architecture is just as impressive as the exhibits presented there, which are popular with the young and old alike. These exhibits are regularly renewed in order to keep up with the latest technological developments. Here, you can learn, as well as have fun.

In this deliberately hands-on museum, prepare to be more of a participant than a spectator. In a futuristic atmosphere, you can play with interactive installations to develop your knowledge of chemistry, biology, and computer science. The rooftop terrace offers a terrific view of Amsterdam and, in the summer, there is a café-restaurant.

Because the museum is quite crowded, especially during school vacations, try to begin your visit with the top floor, opposite to the approach of most visitors.

Oosterdok 2
1011 VX Amsterdam

+31 20 531 3233