Amsterdam Sights

NEMO Science Museum

a hands-on, science and technology museum housed in an impressive boat-shaped building

NEMO houses loads of experiments and exhibitions inside its giant green hull on Oosterdok (Eastern Dock), which was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano.

Science centre NEMO Science centre NEMO

Everything in NEMO is connected to science and technology. Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops en demonstrations. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works.

NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands, and one of the most technologically advanced and interactive museums in the world. The 4 floors of NEMO are a stimulating scene. Children of different ages have fun with giant soap bubbles, experiment in the chemistry lab or produce videos and music in the Media Lab. Grown-ups have fun at NEMO too.

Roof access at NEMO

For some of the best views over Amsterdam you can picnic out on the large roof terrace of NEMO. From the roof you can view the spectacular architecture of the building and surrounding piers, ships, and historic city of Amsterdam.
There is no access to the roof in bad weather, during special events and at New Year.

The Amsterdam

Close to NEMO and in front of the Scheepvaartmuseum (Dutch Maritime Museum), the East Indiaman Amsterdam, a replica of a Dutch trading ship, is docked.

How to get there?

Take one of the many trams that lead to the Central Railway Station (Centraal Station) and walk from there to NEMO via a specially constructed promenade and bridge crossing the Oosterdok, Amsterdam's old harbour. Follow the signs for "Route Oosterdok".

NEMO by night NEMO by night, Oosterdok (Eastern Dock). In the background the Dutch Maritime Museum.

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NEMO Science Museum

Oosterdok 2
Amsterdam (IJ Waterfront)

official website

Opening hours*

Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Mon 10:00 - 17:30
Tue 10:00 - 17:30
Wed 10:00 - 17:30
Thu 10:00 - 17:30
Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:30
* The roof terrace and café are open from June to August from 10:00 to 19:00 hrs.

Entrance fee

€17.50 adults, children
€  7.50 students
free0-3 years


Walk up the roof of NEMO and admire the view.


Visit also

VOC Schip

voc schipEast Indiaman Amsterdam


scheepvaartmuseumNational Maritime Museum