A Visit to the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

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NEMO Science Museum is one of the most popular museums in Amsterdam. The science and technology museum is located in Oosterdokseiland and attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year.

NEMO Science Museum can be the best place for both kids and adults to revitalize and explore science and technology during an Amsterdam guided tour. There are numerous science-themed exhibitions in the museum, which are specially designed to inspire and stimulate young minds. The building itself draws special attention to it, which is designed in the shape of a ship and located close to the IJ river.

NEMO Science Museum is spread over four floors and has many interesting exhibits and hands-on equipment. The permanent exhibitions in the museum include Science throughout the Ages, Life in the Universe, Sensational Science, The Machine, World of Shapes, Water Power, Energetica, Innovation Gallery, Laboratory, Energize, Constructions, and Humania. A number of entertaining shows, lab projects, and demonstrations are also organized by the museum every day to provide an enriching experience to the visitors. The exhibitions are in Dutch, but they also offer English summaries for tourists visiting the museum.

There is also a café and a restaurant in the NEMO Science Museum, located on the second and fifth floors. You can also get panoramic views of the Amsterdam city from the roof terrace of the museum. NEMO Science Museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 05:30 pm. However, the timings may change on King’s Day and Mondays (the museum remains closed on most Mondays).

Entry tickets to the museum cost 17.50 Euros per person. Admission prices for children below the age of 4 are free. University Cardholders can get the tickets at 8.50 Euros, while there is no entry fee for Museumkaart, Stadspas Amsterdam, and IAmsterdam City Card holders. They offer discounted rates for group admissions as well.

Note that the NEMO Science Museum usually gets very crowded during school days in Amsterdam. Therefore, it will be better to schedule your visit to the museum on a weekend. The museum is also less busy in the morning or later in the day (after 03:00 pm). So you can plan your visit accordingly as well when on your Amsterdam guided tour.

NEMO Science Museum is easily by accessible public transport. You can get down at the Amsterdam Central Station and take a walk to the museum or take Bus 22 to Kadijksplein. Consult with your private tours Amsterdam guide to learn how to plan your visit to the NEMO Science Museum as you explore the Dutch city.