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Famous for its canals, coffee shops, and beautiful attractions, Amsterdam is one of the top tourist destinations in the Netherlands. The 17th-century capital city has an artistic heritage and is home to several beautiful museums. From enjoying a tour of Amsterdam’s canal system to spending time at the museums, or even shopping, there is a lot to do in Amsterdam.
One such spectacular attraction to visit is the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam - the largest science museum in the Netherlands. Visitors can access five floors of hands-on exhibitions, partake in fun experiments and watch interactive demonstrations and uncover the mysteries of science.
Fast Track Ticket gives you fast-track entry to the NEMO Museum Amsterdam, the biggest science center in the Netherlands, where you can explore science and technology through hands-on exhibits and experiments. You can learn about everything from physics and chemistry to biology and psychology and participate in activities such as building robots, experimenting with sound waves, and exploring the human body. With five floors of exhibits and plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning, the NEMO Science Museum is an outstanding destination for anyone who wants to explore the wonders of science in a fun and engaging way.
Discounted Tickets: Children aged 3 and under do not require tickets.
With this combo ticket, you can enjoy fast-track access to two attractions: NEMO Museum Amsterdam and a 1-hour canal cruise in Amsterdam. After recharging your brain with intriguing science lessons, head on to a glass-topped boat for the canal cruise. As you float along the city's tranquil canals, you'll see the picturesque cityscape, historic bridges, charming houseboats, and iconic architecture while learning about Amsterdam's rich history and culture. You can also opt for an audio guide in one of the 19 available languages.
Discounted Tickets: Infants aged 3 and under go free. Children aged 4-13 can avail of discounted tickets.
The best way to explore the attractions of Amsterdam is by purchasing the I amsterdam City Card. You get access to all significant highlights, free access to more than 70+ attractions, city-wide public transport, a canal cruise, a 40% discount on attractions and free 24-hour bicycle rent. However, train services are excluded. You can select the card duration to be 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours. The City Card also permits only one person per card. Please note from Thursday, 8th of December 2023, the I amsterdam City Card will be a digital product instead of the current physical card that needs to be collected.
Cancellation Policy: The I amsterdam City Card can be cancelled for free, and a full refund will be provided.
The NEMO Science Museum tickets are valid for the date and time selected during checkout.
Fast Track Tickets to the NEMO Science Museum- The NEMO Science Museum fast track ticket cancellation is possible until 24 hours before the chosen timeslot for a full refund.
NEMO Science Museum + 1-hour Canal Cruise- This Combo-ticket cancellation or rescheduling is currently not possible.
I amsterdam City Card- The I amsterdam City Card can be canceled for free, and a full refund will be provided.
Humania is a new exhibition on the human race with lots of fun challenges and brain teasers to help you understand how the body and mind work.
A part of the Fenomena exhibition floor, the Sensational Science exhibit focuses on the Physics and Chemistry of how and why things are around us.
You will learn about geometry, patterns, shapes, symmetry, and volumes and enjoy mathematics in everyday things around you.
The Machine is part of the Technium exhibition floor and will show you the chain of events that happen once you place an online order.
In this outdoor exhibition on NEMO Science Museum’s roof, you experience renewable energy sources – wind, water, and sun.
You can voyage back in time to the farthest ends of the universe, and rewind back billions of years to the origin of Life in the Universe exhibit.
This is a part of the Elementa exhibition floor and is the place where you work on your fun experiments in the NEMO Science Museum.
Energize is a fun exhibit where you capture energy from wind, water, or sun and convert it to perform different tasks.
Learn how you can harness the power of water at NEMO Museum. This hands-on exhibit features metal pipes and sandbags to create your own dam.
A part of the Technium exhibition floor, the Constructions exhibit covers buildings, bridges, and other engineering marvels.
This exhibit displays the evolution of science over the years. In the Museum of the Age of Enlightenment, you see the greatest scientific discoveries.
The range of iconic devices in NEMO’s Innovation Gallery, collected over the years, will give you an idea of the technological progress made so far.
There are several temporary and permanent activities held here to make learning science fun for you. Check out the Online tour in NEMO.
The Studio is NEMO Science Museum’s off-site laboratory, where they present interactive programs for adult audiences.
The roof is the highest city square in the Netherlands, where you can find the open-air exhibition Energetica, a large terrace, and a restaurant.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
Note: The museum is also open on all Mondays during the school holidays. Visitors can plan a visit to NEMO Science Museum on the following school holiday Mondays in 2023: 22 April, 1 May, 10, 17, 24 and 31 July, 7,14 and 21 August, 16 and 23 October, and 25 December
Closed: NEMO Museum will be closed on 27 April 2023.
Duration: Visitors are allowed to spend 3 hours inside the museum.
Best Time to Visit: Since this is an indoor attraction, you can visit NEMO Museum throughout the year. Avoid planning a visit between June and October as this is the time when there would be the maximum crowd at the museum. The best time to visit NEMO Science Museum to ensure fewer crowds would be between November and March.
Address: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam
By Bus: You can take Bus 22 to get down at Kadijksplein. From here, NEMO Museum is a 15-minutes walk.
By Metro: Take a metro train to Central Station in Amsterdam and leave the station from the main entrance. It is a 15-minute walk to NEMO from here.
By Coach: Take a coach and get down at west quay that is near the museum until 11 AM. After 11 AM, you can use the H11 drop-off point by Maritime Museum.
Museum Restaurant and Cafes: The NEMO Museum has a Restaurant, Cafe and Coffee Bar. On the rooftop is the restaurant with panoramic vistas. The coffee bar is right past the ticket inspection point, a splendid place for coffee, tea or cake. The cafe is at the heart of the Museum, on the second floor. It is a fantastic spot for a short break during your journey through NEMO.
Hannekes Boom: Visit Hannekes Boom for a meal at a dockside restaurant with a terrace. It is 1.8 km from NEMO Museum and serves a variety of meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes.
Kanteen 25: Kanteen 25 is a sustainable restaurant across the Museum that is a terrific choice for lunch or dinner outside by the water. It is an 11-minute walk or a 3-minute bicycle ride through Mr. J.J. van der Veldebrug.
Clubhouse Amsterdam: Clubhouse Amsterdam is located adjacent to NEMO Museum and is a family-friendly restaurant in Amsterdam. You can reach the restaurant on a boat and enjoy delicious food with a unique ambience.
There are several options for accommodation available near NEMO Science Center in varying price ranges.
Budget: Durty Nellys, ClinkNOORD, Hotel D'Amsterdam Leidsesquare, Tribe Amsterdam City, and Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg).
Mid-Range: Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - City Hall, Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark, The Hendrik's Hotel, and Eden Hotel Amsterdam
Luxury: DoubleTree by Hilton- Amsterdam Centraal Station, Blauwe Hoorn, Radisson Blu Hotel- Amsterdam City Center, and Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam by WestCord.
Anne Frank House: Plan a visit to the famous Anne Frank House to learn where the famous Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank lived and hid during the Nazi persecution.
Van Gogh Museum: Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum that is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh. You will find his greatest works here along with his contemporaries.
Rijksmuseum: Largest art museum in the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum in Amsterdam that showcases the art and history of the country.
ARTIS: Natura Artis Magistra, aka Artis, is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. It is home to an arboretum, an aquarium, a planetarium, and a large collection of art and sculptures.
A. Visitors can buy NEMO Science Museum tickets online for their desired start date and timeslot in advance. If you have a Museumkaart, I amsterdam City Card, Autipas, Amsterdam Stadpas, NEMO voucher, NEMO Jaarpas, ICOM card, or VriendenLoterij VIP-KAART, you can enter NEMO Science Museum for free and require you to reserve your spot with a valid start date and time on the official website. The validity of your card and the voucher will be checked at the entrance.
A. The best way to buy NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam tickets is online and in advance. This way, you can get your desired date and timeslot for visiting and can even avail of discount offers on your tickets.
A. Yes, you can buy your NEMO Science Museum tickets online as they currently accept digital reservations only.
A. No, tickets are not sold at the entrance to the NEMO Science Museum.
A. The fast-track NEMO Science Museum combo tickets with the canal cruise cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled. Make sure you choose the correct date and time for your tickets. However, the fast-track Tickets to the NEMO Science Museum can be cancelled up until 24 hours before the selected timeslot for a full refund.
A. Your NEMO Amsterdam tickets are valid for the date and time selected upon checkout.
A. You can purchase NEMO Science Museum tickets at least four months in advance.
A. NEMO Museum Amsterdam is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM – 5:30 PM. It is also open on Mondays during the school holidays.
A. A complete tour of the NEMO Museum in Amsterdam will take approximately 3 hours.
A. Yes, NEMO Science Center is wheelchair-friendly with the exception of the Energetica exhibition on the rooftop square.
A. Yes, NEMO Museum Amsterdam is accessible to people with visual impairments or disabilities. The museum is mostly wheelchair-accessible and there are disabled toilets available on almost all floors.
A. You can take videos and photographs of the NEMO Science Museum only if you have approval from the authorities. Apply to get permission.