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NEMO Science Center

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  • NEMO Science & Technology Center, Amsterdam, Holland

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Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1997, this green, copper-clad building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano (co-creator of Centre Pompidou in Paris, among many others) 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 offer a superb panorama of the area. It's worth a visit, just for the view but there are also five floors of fantastical, hands-on, high-tech fun, which make this a science wonderland. Attractions range from giant "bubbles" on the ground floor to experiments in the Wonder Lab and interactive exhibitions like Teen Facts. Kids and adults love it.

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Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1011 VX, Netherlands

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Sight Details:

  • €15
  • Sept.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 10–5:30; May–Aug., daily 10–5:30

Published 11/18/2015


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