NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam

With five stories of interactive science exhibits for families, NEMO Science Museum makes learning fun. The largest science center in the Netherlands, it features a different scientific theme on each floor. Begin your journey on the first floor, learning about DNA and chain reactions. As you move through different levels of the building, you will discover a performance hall, water cycle exhibit, science lab, and hands-on display about the human mind. Finish your tour with a great view atop the museum at its café with a nearby children's play area. By using our Amsterdam driving holiday planner , you can arrange your visit to NEMO Science Museum and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • It was interesting and we'll organized, enjoyed the science games, but the amount of kids was huuuge, it made it very noisy and you didn't get the chance to check all the parts of the museum because o...  more »
  • Although I was under the impression that Amsterdam is not the City for Kids to Enjoy- But rather for adults- i kept on searching for what a young daughter 10 years can do, and finally I found this lov...  more »
  • We spent around 3 hours her. Language skills (english/dutch) are necessary for some of the exhibition parts.  more »
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  • I didn’t go inside but i went onto the roof! There were so many kids, the view was beautiful! They have these fountains where you turn the controller and water goes up, and the faster you turn, the higher it goes! The kids loved that! There are also binoculars that you can use to look at the city and they are absolutely free! The whole place is very alive and fun, just hanging out and watching the people, or coming there with kids, or sitting down to read a book, anything can be done there! It’s so much fun :)
  • One of the coolest buildings around Amsterdam, great place to view the city from, to catch some sun ☀️ or grab some lunch. Bit pricey but you’ll get some great photos from up there. Great place to watch people. And to walk up and down the stairs. They have an elevator as well. The museum is amazing with lots of unique exhibitions. Amazing and very friendly staff. Very clean.
  • Beautiful modern architecture! Wonderful views of the canal and the area around it from the museum rooftop. The exhibitions were educative, focusing on the 3rd floor and the human section. It challenged my perceptions of social and biological drives and behaviours. Lots of learning and entertainment! Loved it 💙
  • This place is mostly geared towards teaching children about scientific principles, however I really enjoyed seeing how the Dutch present this information to their kids. Tons of fun, interactive exhibits that don't shy away from discussing the underlying equations and current research if you're willing to stay and read a while. Comfortable rooftop cafe and bar with a spectacular view of the city. Unfortunately my pictures are on my other camera.
  • Beautiful chaos! This museum has something for any age, and it’s an active demonstration of entropy. I’d say best to bring a kid who is in the 6-12 age range. There are tons of hand-on, interactive exhibits and an amazing variety of scientific ideas that make this museum a great family activity.
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