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Amsterdam Sights

NEMO Science & Technology Center

  • Oosterdok 2 Map It
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  • Building/Architectural Site
  • Fodor's Choice
  • NEMO Science & Technology Center, Amsterdam, Holland

    © Zach Nelson / Fodors Travel

Updated 08/24/2012

Fodor's 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.

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

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Sight Details:

  • €13.50
  • Sept.–May, Tues.–Sun. 10–5; June–Aug., daily 10–5

Updated 08/24/2012


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