Nemo Science Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1011| Map |
The Science Center NEMO is the fourth most visited museum in the Netherlands. While the original museum opened in 1923, since 1997 it has been housed in a structure designed by the prize winning Italian architect, Renzo Piano. Upon entering the first floor of the museum, visitors find a Rube Goldberg device -- a giant structure that illustrates the concept of chain reactions -- as well as a large display about DNA. The other floors house many other science exhibits, including a ''ball factory'' that allows the whole family to participate and educational displays that teach museum goers about everything from the water cycle to electricity. The fifth floor, which is home to a cafeteria and a children’s play area, is an excellent place to take a break and enjoy one of the best views the city has to offer.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Kids will love the ''hands-on'' aspect of this museum.
Address: Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1011| Map
Hours: Tue-Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Open Mon Jun-Aug. Closed New Year's Day, Queen's Day , Christmas. More Info
Price: Everyone(4+): $16.80 (EURO 13.50); Children(0-3): Free More Info