Fodor's Expert Review NEMO Science Center

Oosterdok Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
NEMO Science & Technology Center, Amsterdam, Holland

Opened in 1997, this copper-clad building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano (co-creator of Centre Pompidou in Paris, among many other notable projects) is an international architectural landmark—a curved green shape like a ship's bow seemingly rising out of the water, over the IJ Tunnel entrance to Amsterdam North. A rooftop café and 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, especially for kids. Attractions range from giant "bubbles" on the ground floor to experiments in the Wonder Lab and interactive exhibitions like Teen Facts.

Museum/Gallery Building/Architectural Site Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

Oosterdok 2
Amsterdam, North Holland  1011 VX, Netherlands


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €16.50, Closed Mon. Sept.–Mar., except Dutch school holidays

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