NEMO Science Museum

The NEMO Science museum Amsterdam offers a unique experience for both young and old with activities and exhibits on each of its five floors. It is not at all like other museums in Amsterdam. With the help of interactive experiments throughout the NEMO Museum, science is explained in an understandable and fun way. Unlike most museums, at NEMO Museum you are allowed to touch nearly everything you see on display. Therefore, a day spent at NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam is one of those best things to do in Amsterdam with kids. But we have to tell you: the educational experience in the NEMO Science Museum is perfect for a science lover or learner of any age. Expect to learn exciting things like how lightning works, how to build a proper bridge, and the ability to try and capture as much energy as possible from sources such as water, wind, and light! Discover the world for yourself in the NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam.

Building of NEMO science center museum
NEMO science museum by DigiDaan

NEMO Museum: Notable Exhibits

Seen the city already? Been on canal cruise already? The NEMO Science Museum is something else and one of  the top attractions of Amsterdam. This Science Museum is a magic place to discover, experience and learn about the world around you. The exhibitions you will find in NEMO Museum are:

  • Humania: A new exhibition about humankind.
  • Sensational Science: This exhibition all about everyday experiences such as sound and light.
  • Science Throughout the Ages: A selection of research and discoveries from the past.
  • World of Shapes: Mathematics is all around you. Discover where to find it here.
  • Energize: Everything exists out of energy. How much water, wind, and light energy can you capture?
  • The Machine: Learn everything there is to know about logistics and sending goods around the world.
  • Amazing Constructions: Nature is both mankind’s biggest friend and enemy. Learn how you can collaborate with nature to create huge structures.
  • Innovation Galery: Find a range of iconic devices from NEMO’s historical technology collections.
  • Water Power: Can you control an endless stream of water by building dams? You also learn about drinking water.
  • The Search for Life: Learn everything about the secrets of both life on earth and extraterrestrial life forms.
  • Project tomorrow:What will tomorrow look like?
  • Laboratory: In this exhibition, you are the scientist. But first you have to dress like one! Let all the crazy experiments begin!
  • Energy junkies: Learn everything about our addiction to energy.
  • Energetica: Located on the roof of the building, you can learn how to generate power using the elements of nature.
  • Be prepared that after you visit NEMO Amsterdam, you won’t be looking at the world the same way again!

Note: We advise you to let yourself be well informed before your arrival about the many workshops or demonstrations that are happening throughout your visit that day in order to get the entire NEMO Science Museum experience.

Nemo Science Museum Amsterdam: introduction

NEMO Museum Opening hours

NEMO Amsterdam is open daily in high season, from April to August. In the low season from September to March,  NEMO Amsterdam is normally closed on Mondays.

High season – Daily  10:00 – 17:30
Low season – Tuesday to Sunday  10:00 – 17:30

Note: please take a close look at the exceptions on the regular opening times to avoid disappointments.

Mondays open in 2024

  • Monday 12, 19 February 2024
  • Monday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 2024
  • Monday 6, 13, 20, 27 May 2024
  • Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 June 2024
  • Monday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 2024
  • Monday 5, 12, 19, 26 August 2024
  • Monday 2 September 2024
  • Monday 21, 28 October 2024
  • Monday 23, 30 December 2024

When is it less busy in NEMO Museum?

  • Just after opening at 10:00 or after 14:30
  • During weekends, Saturday is less busy than Sunday
  • In general; the better the weather, the fewer visitors you’ll find at NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam

NEMO Amsterdam prices and discount tickets

You can acquire your NEMO Museum tickets at the entrance for NEMO Amsterdam, or online to skip the long queues. On weekends, it can be crowded, so book your NEMO Science Museum tickets online to be able to skip the line. You can show your e-ticket on your mobile device or print a copy to bring along. Check out the blue buttons below for discounted tickets and offers!

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Regular NEMO Amsterdam entrance prices

Children under 4 Free entrance
Aged 4 and older & adults € 17.50
With I amsterdam card Free entrance

Address, Contact Information and Route to NEMO Amsterdam

NEMO Amsterdam is located at Oosterdok 2 which is very close to Amsterdam Central Station. When you are at Amsterdam Central Station, NEMO is very easy to recognize by its unique color and shape — just look for a copper-green building! It really is a one of a kind structure. It is meant to be a ship that is rising from the waters above Amsterdam’s IJ tunnel. The picture on the right is how NEMO looks from the outside.

Backside Nemo AmsterdamNemo Amsterdam

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

Frequently Asked Questions about NEMO

  1. Is the NEMO Science Museum wheelchair accessible?
    Yes! Visitors using wheelchairs or strollers and prams are able to easily access the museum. Elevators and ramps can be found throughout.
  2. Can my child visit the NEMO Museum alone?
    Children aged 12 and above may visit the museum without an adult, but they may not supervise a younger child. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a supervisor aged 16 or above.
  3. Do groups get a discount?
    Yes, there are special discounted prices for groups, with free admission for the supervisors. See “Tickets and Prices” above.

Nemo Science Museum

Public Transportation

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. Find a tram, metro or bus that will bring you to 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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Love to do this with kids

This museum is amazing with kids, did not see them for hours.


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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