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NEMO Science & Technology Center

Learn the laws of physics in a fun way!

NEMO Science & Technology Center Review

Opened in 1997, this green copper-clad building designed by Renzo Piano—co-creator of the Pompidou Center in Paris—is an international architectural landmark: a ship's hull rising colossally out of the middle of the water, over the Coen Tunnel entrance to Amsterdam North. A rooftop café and summer "beach" terrace (BovenNEMO or "above NEMO") offer a superb panorama of the area. It's worth a visit, just for the view (June-September, 10-7, free). But, in addition, there are five floors of fantastical, hands-on, high-tech fun making this a science wonderland. Attractions range from the giant "bubbles" on the ground floor to experiments in the wonder lab and interactive exhibitions like Teen Facts. Kids love it.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Oosterdok 2, Centrum, Amsterdam, 1011 VX | Map It
  • Phone: 020/531–3233
  • Cost: €13.50
  • Hours: Sept.–May, Tues.–Sun. 10–5; June–Aug., daily 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Waterfront
Updated: 08-24-2012

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