NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam

Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Science Museum
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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  • definitely not for adults, they have really missed a trick here to have some more depth and exciting parts of the museum, it's very tacky, superficial and light touch lacks any kind of real...  more »
  • This museum is ONLY for children - really not advisable for grown-ups! My husband and I went there the past weekend with high expectations. We were disappointed as it is targeted solely for kids...  more »
  • Nice museum with great props. Interesting for both children and adults. We spent there around 2 hours plaing and trying things around us!  more »
  • Very nice for kids! Well, it's also interesting for their parents to be honest :) you can easily spend there whole day without regrets. Toilets and food/drink corners on every floor. The top floor (fifth) is pretty much a food place which has much more options then other floors. You can pay with credit/debit card, use free lockers to leave your bags or just take them with you. You can exit and re-enter with your ticket which is great. All in all, nice place, especially if it rains outside :)
  • One of the greatest museums I have been to. A perfect place to get your children acquainted with science in a very funny and interactive way. A lot of astonishing games and cool experiences are offered. There is useful information even in the toilets!
  • It is probably a good place for children below 12. I went with my almost 15 year old daughter and we did not enjoy it so much. The museum offers many possibilities to discover basic science facts through experimentation. Presence of an adult to give side explanation is recommended.
  • Lots of activities and hands-on stuff for kids... but for adults, not so much. And there were quite a few displays that were out of service. In my opinion, the pricing scale was bizarre; children three and under get in for free;The museum is nice, not exactly big but has a lot to see. As an adult I feel that there was not much to see as many things were quite straight forward from the look of them.
  • Great outdoor space with fun activities for kids and great views of Amsterdam. This bit was free and didn't need a ticket. Worth a look! Also special shout out to whoever designed the hilarious map at the panorama area 👍😆

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