NEMO Science Museum

designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano

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


The 'green hull' of NEMO Science Museum was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano

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.

How to get there?

Take one of the many trams that lead to the Central Railway Station (Amsterdam CS) 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".

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 (National Maritime Museum), the East Indiaman Amsterdam, a replica of a Dutch trading ship, is docked.

TIP   Walk up the roof of NEMO and admire the view of the old harbour of Amsterdam.

NEMO Science Museum

Oosterdok 2
Amsterdam (Centrum)


directions_bus 22 48 Kadijksplein
local_parking Parking Centrum

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
Entrance fee
€17.50 adults
€17.50 4-18 years
€  8.75 students
free 0-3 years

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