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NEMO Science Museum is located on the foundations of the IJ-tunnel in a building from 1997 designed by Renzo Piano. It is the largest science museum in the Netherlands. The visitor can discover the world of science and technology, by doing experiments on scientific and technical developments related to biology, behavioral science, information technology, and especially physics and chemistry. The museum is especially suitable for children.

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NEMO Science Museum
Oosterdok 2
1011 VX Amsterdam

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:30 pm


April - August: Monday / Sunday 10: 00-17: 30.
During school holidays, Nemo is also open on Mondays from 10: 00-17: 30.
NEMO is closed on King's Day (April 27).

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0 - 3 Free
4 and over €17.50
CJP Pass €8.75
Holland Pass Free
I Amsterdam City Card Free
Museumkaart Valid
City pass Free
Students €8.75
Carer Free
BankGiro Loterij VIP CARD Free
Autipas supervisor Free

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly


Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Permanent exhibitions

Amazing Constructions

Amazing Constructions

What keeps tower blocks from collapsing? And how do you build a strong bridge? Amazing Constructions is all about buildings, bridges and other feats of engineering. Discover the power of shapes, force...


Energize challenges you to capture as much energy as you can from light, wind and water and to use this energy to set all kinds of exciting objects in motion. The more efficiently the energy is conver...
Journey through the mind

Journey through the mind

The latest scanning technology means doctors don’t need to operate to study your brain in action. This enables us to learn more and more about the brain: our most mysterious organ, which some believe...


In the NEMO chemistry laboratory, you can become a scientist in your own right – for a little while at least. Lab coat? Check! Safety glasses? Check! It’s time to get to work on your own experiments....
Machine Park

Machine Park

How does a parcel sent from the other side of the world reach the right person? It is the result of a logistical process. At the Machine Park, you can be part of such a process. Prepare an order by se...
Sensational Science

Sensational Science

Physics is everywhere: in the colours of a rainbow, the crackling of a sweater and the difference in pitch between men’s and women’s voices. Sensational Science is about all these things we encounter...
Smart Technology

Smart Technology

Smart solutions to difficult problems: that calls for science and technology. Find out how we can save energy, generate electricity sustainably and reduce the amount of CO2 we produce. For instance, w...
Teen Facts

Teen Facts

Puberty is a hectic and confusing time of life. There’s a very good reason for this: not only is the adolescent body changing dramatically, but there is also a storm raging in the adolescent mind. Thi...
The search for life

The search for life

The Search for Life unravels the mystery of life on Earth and beyond, from the Big Bang to the far-off future. This exhibit answers questions like “What do humans, plants and jellyfish have in common?...
Water Power

Water Power

For centuries, people have been using the power of water for heavy jobs. At NEMO you can learn how to harness that power. Using metal pipes and sandbags, you can conduct water through a mill and creat...
Water World

Water World

In Water World, you can experience all the different stages in the treatment of water before it emerges from your tap as clean drinking water and you can find out what you need to do to stay high and...
World of Shapes

World of Shapes

Find out how geometry works and learn to fold polyhedra, create sections, estimate volumes, and make anamorphoses. Next discover surveying and the effects of perspective. Create new types of triangles...

All exhibitions


NEMO Science Museum has 6 ratings.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018
(Review in Dutch)

Wij hebben ons de hele dag vermaakt samen met kids 10 12 14. En heel belangrijk rolstoel vriendelijk.

  Visited on Sunday, July 8, 2018

 Useful review  1
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016

I expected a proper science museum, that also has something to offer for adults. But it really is only for kids. Your kids will love it, but for parents/adults it is not recommended.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 Apr 23, 2016
(Review in Dutch)

Geweldig! Mijn dochter wilde niet naar huis. Zo veel te zien, te doen en te leren!

  Visited on Monday, February 22, 2016

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 Oct 22, 2015
(Review in Dutch)

Nemo is een echt doe-museum. Onze kinderen hebben het erg naar hun zin gehad. Er was van alles te doen, te zien en te leren. Toen het museum ging sluiten hadden we moeite de kinderen mee naar huis te krijgen!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Oct 20, 2015

Perfect for kids. Not so perfect if you hate a lot of kids screaming together. Be sure to check national holidays before visiting.

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