Nemo Amsterdam

The Philosophy of Nemo Amsterdam is: ‘Discover the world for yourself’. The Nemo Science Center is best known for the interactive setting. They offer an unique experience for both young and old. With the help of experiments that you get to do yourself, science is explained in a understandable way. In contrary to most museums you will be allowed to touch everything yourself. Therefore the a day to the Nemo Science Center is exceptional fun and educative experience for kids. For example you learn: how lightning works, how to build a proper bridge, or try and capture as much energy as possible from the elements water, wind and light.Science Center Nemo Amsterdam

You can expect at least the following exhibition topics:

  • Sensational Science: this exhibition all about everyday appearances such as sound and light.
  • Science Throughout the Ages: a selection of current research and discoveries from the past.
  • World of Shapes: mathematics is all around you. Discover how this works.
  • Energize: everything exist out of energy. Can you capture as much water, wind and light energy?
  • Machine Park: experience everything logistics and send goods around the world.
  • Amazing Constructions: nature is mankind biggest friend and enemy. Learn how you can collaborate with nature to create huge structures.
  • Water World: drinkable water has to go through a long process. The system in Nemo let you prepare clean drinking water.
  • Water Power: can you control an endless stream of water by building dams?
  • The search for life: Learn everything about the secrets of life, on earth and extra terrestrial life forms.
  • Teen Facts: dare your company or work together on the funny tests about teens and their hormones.
  • Laboratory: the core of Nemo is science. In this exhibition your the scientist. First you have to dress like one and let all the crazy experiments begin.
  • Journey through the mind: curious about what happens into your head? Discover everything about the human brain in an interactive way.
  • Smart Technology: sustainability needs smart technology to fight against the pollution. Discover the (newest) energy-saving creations.
  • Energetica: on the roof of Nemo you can learn how to generate power with the elements of nature.

Be prepared that after you visited Nemo Amsterdam, the world will be never the same anymore as you know it!

Note: when you arrive, we advice you to let yourself be well informed about the many workshops or demonstrations  during your visit that day.

The video below gives you a nice foretaste of the almost endless possibilities that Nemo Amsterdam has to offer. The Science museum Amsterdam is a one of a kind. The video is fun, but one thing is for sure, that you have to experience Nemo Science Center by yourself!

Information video: Nemo Amsterdam

 Opening hours

Nemo Amsterdam is open every week from Tuesday to Sunday. Between 28 March  up to and including 4 September  2016 they are also open on Monday. Also on Monday 15 and 30 October,  21 and 28 December  and 4January.

Note: on the follow three dates Nemo Amsterdam is closed: 27 April  (Kings day), 25 2016 December  (Christmas) and 1 January (New Year’s day).

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:30
Mondays 28 March – 4 September 2016 10:00 – 17:30

Nemo Amsterdam prices and discount tickets

You can acquire you tickets at the entrance for Nemo Amsterdam. Nowadays more people order their tickets online, because you can skip the (long) queues. Especially when you plan your visit during the weekends it is almost for sure that there will be a queue. You can show your e-ticket on your mobile device or make an old-fashioned hard copy and take it with you. If you are not able to purchase an e-ticket, you can also ask for it at reception of your hotel or hostel. With the blue button above you can order your e-ticket right now.

– Order your tickets via make sure to use our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSAMS05’ and get 5% discount –

children (0 up to and including 3 years old)free
everyone from 4 and older€ 16,50

Address, contact information and route to the museum

Nemo Amsterdam is located at Oosterdok 2 which is very close to Amsterdam Central Station. When you are at Amsterdam Central Station science center nemo is very easy to recognize by it’s unique color and shape.  Just look for an copper-green building, it’s really a one of a kind structure. It is ment to be a ship that is rising from the waters above Amsterdam’s IJ tunnel. The picture on the right gives you a foretaste how Nemo looks from the outside. Backside Nemo AmsterdamNemo Amsterdam

Science Center Nemo Amsterdam
Oosterdok 2
1011 VX Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 531 3233

Nemo Amsterdam

Nemo Science Center Amsterdam
The Nemo from the side of Amsterdam Central station
Nemo entrance
Water mill in front of the entrance of the museum
chain reaction experiment nemo
Employee of the Nemo preparing the chain reaction experiment
science class in the nemo
Visitors can conduct small experiments in the science class
nemo smart technology
The top floor has an area dedicated to smart technology
rooftop terrace nemo
On top of the building there's a rooftop terrace where you can relax and have something to eat
nemo rooftop view
The rooftop terrace offers an amazing view over the city of Amsterdam

Public transport

Nemo Amsterdam is located at Amsterdam Central Station. In this case any transport that brings you to Amsterdam Central Station, will lead you directly to Nemo Amsterdam. From Amsterdam Central Station it is a 5 minute walk to Oosterdok 2, which is the address of the Nemo museum.

From Amsterdam Museumplein:

  • Tram 10, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
  • Tram 24, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
  • Bus 170, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
  • Bus 142, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station

From Amsterdam Sloterdijk:
Train, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Train, heading to Nijmegen, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Train, heading to Deventer, stop Amsterdam Central Station

From Amsterdam Amstel:
Tram 51, heading to Station Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Tram 53, heading to Station Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Tram 54, heading to Station Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station

From Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 51, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:
Train, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Train, heading to Lelystad, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Train, heading to Amstersfoort Vathorst, stop Amsterdam Central Station
Bus 300 heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station

For the current travel times you can use the widget below based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.

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Really entertaining!

It's amazing how the museum both educates and entertains at the same time. You can really learn while enjoying yourself. That said, you shouldn't go there if you don't like children as the place is swarmed with kids.


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