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.
Create an itinerary including NEMO Science Museum
map
NEMO Science Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,559 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • Great science museum for children of all ages. Located 8 min walking from Amsterdam central station so can be reached via trains, trams or bicycles. Everything is self operated, nothing is forbidden, hundreds of activities, all are briefly explained in Dutch and English. No need for a map, just let the kids find their interest. Recommended time for a visit is 3-5 hours. Free lockers available on ground floor. Eat at the restaurant on top level or bring your own snacks. Price is 16.60 euro for ages 4+.
  • Best play/learning ground for families in the whole city! Adults have a lot to read and learn themselves while kids play with all the amazing toys. There's also a section for teens and the cafe on the top floor is relaxing and the view of the whole city is breathtaking from up there. Modern, fun, scenic, educative. It's located only one bus ride away from the central station.
  • Amazing place to take kids!! Really interactive and full of colour. Perfect size... Small enough that it doesn't take too long to see and the kids don't get bored but also big enough that you could come again and notice / learn something new. Facilities are also good (lockers, accessible toilets etc.) and the shop has some lovely things at reasonable prices. We've been twice and would visit again :)
  • This is a great interactive experience. My daughter is 3.5yrs old and I feel she is a bit young to get the best out of it. But she did love running around. I can imagine we will be regular visitors to Nemo over the next few years. The restaurant on the top floor is nice, a little bit expensive with not enough food options for kids I felt but the views from the terrace across Amsterdam are great.
  • I had a nice experience at NEMO, a lot of fun staff & practical science games. It is ideal for kids, but I enjoyed it a lot too. I visited it for ~2 h and never get bored. I recommended for everyone - doesn't matter the age. PS: Go out on the outside terrace for a wonderful view of the city.
Places to stay near NEMO Science Museum

Plan your trip to Amsterdam

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to NEMO Science Museum by other users

44 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in The Netherlands, Dusseldorf & Bruges BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM RUSSIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Dusseldorf, Amsterdam & Bruges BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Benelux BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Greece, Paris & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM CANADA April, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM IRAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM QATAR August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans