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.
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. 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
There are several cafés and on a sunny day you can picnic out on the large roof terrace. From the roof you can view the spectacular architecture of the building and the surrounding piers and ships.
There is no access to the roof in bad weather, during special events and at New Year.
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, Oosterdok (Eastern Dock). In the background the Dutch Maritime Museum.
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Amsterdam (IJ Waterfront)
Walk up the roof of NEMO and admire the view.