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Science Center NEMO, Amsterdam

Categories: Children’s Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
With five stories of interactive science exhibits for families, Science Center NEMO 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. Arrange your visit to Science Center NEMO and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam itinerary builder.
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  • Nemo is in a central area, in front of the library of Amsterdam. The building has very different characteristics. Worth at least meet him outside, that's what we did, because after some research we found that wouldn't be nearly as interesting, since in our group there were no children.
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  • Good place to for kids as the museum is filled with a lot of fun filled activities and interesting works 
  • Go here often because the kids love it. Ideal age for the kids is between 6 and 12. Apart from attractive and educational features, the rooftop has some good attractions as well and has an excellent v...  read more »
  • Great scientific exploration center. Really encouraging for younger and older people alike. Lots of interesting gizmos and interactive experiences. Illusions, facts, and tricks are everywhere. Definitely focused on a child crowd, but everyone can get something out of it.
  • NEMO Science Center is geared towards kids, like most science centers tend to be. But it was still fun for us (two adults) to check out all of the exhibits. You can probably finish the entire museums in 2-3 museums and this is at a leisurely pace. An adult ticket costs 15 euros (or free with some of the museum passes). You can buy tickets online to skip the line, which is what we did. But when we got there, it wasn't even an issue as there wasn't even a line. The museum itself didn't feel too crowded. I don't remember seeing any class trips there, just a few groups of kids here and there. Tip - one thing that wasn't for kids was the sex showcase. This had displays of little figurines demonstrating various sex positions, as well as a somewhat interactive exhibit about the male/female erogenous zones. But don't worry, there's a person guarding the entrance to make sure young kids don't just wander it. I'm not too sure what this was doing in a children's museum though. It seemed very out of place. When in Amsterdam, I guess?
  • Such a great place for kids. We took our 1 year old, and although he was a little young for many activities, he loved interacting with as much as he could and had a great time. Fun for parents and kids.
  • I was a bit worried that this was a place only for kids, and it is definitely aimed at kids. That said, there is plenty for adults to see too (and pretend to be kids) so it is well worth a visit. It's great to see a place that brings science to life with so much energy.
  • Anytime my family and I can go to a cool museum we jump on the opportunity and while we've been to the Science museum in London and a similar in D.C. we thought this science museum was the best. The staff is incredible. They would always come over whenever our children were "playing/learning" on the floor exhibits and spoke to them on their level, asking them questions to spark their crucial thinking. We absolutely suggest young and old, it's truly fun for the whole family! *if it's nice out, don't forget to check out their large outdoor deck on the 5th floor!
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