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Explore the biggest science museum in the Netherlands, NEMO – Science Museum. 

The museum is a five-story building, shaped like a ship-at-anchor, and is painted with a fun sea-green color which aligns with the shape of the building. 

The NEMO Science Museum is geared towards entertaining and educating guests of all ages with its engaging demonstrations, exhibits, and informative shows. 

The museum offers a complete experience by touching various subjects like biology, physiology, physics, geometry, chemistry, technology, renewable energy, space, and even history. 

The museum should be a must-visit in your Amsterdam itinerary. 

This article shares everything you should know before booking NEMO Science Museum tickets.

NEMO Science Museum

What to expect at NEMO Science Museum

Have you ever wondered how you could be a conductor of electricity? Ever thought about how a rainbow is formed or how the wind moves? 

Fret Not! Amsterdam’s NEMO Museum has all the answers to your midnight thoughts. 

Nemo Science Museum, Amsterdam, is an interactive place that lets you participate in experiments while you learn about the wonders of science. 

The museum seems more attractive to the younger audience with its technology, experiments, and easy explanations of complex scientific theories. 

Some of the major exhibitions at the museum include-

– Humania
– Sensational Science
– World of Shapes
– The Machine
– Energetica
– Life in the Universe
– Laboratory
– Energize
– Water Power
– Constructions
– Science throughout the Ages
– Innovation Gallery
– Energy Junkies
– Project Tomorrow

The terrace is also a must-see during your visit to the Museum. Look at the beautiful sights of Amsterdam as your last step in your visit. 

Enjoy freshly made food in the glass lounge restaurant on the NEMO roof with breathtaking views of Amsterdam. 

After your trip, you can unwind at the coffee shop while learning everything NEMO offers. 

On the second level, in the Museum’s center, you can relax at the Cafe. 

It’s a great place to stop for a quick break and have a snack or drink. 

There are a lot of exhibitions to explore in the NEMO Science, some of them are: 

Prepare for a fun day while learning physics, engineering, chemistry, and biology by booking your ticket to the NEMO Museum and getting a key to a fun-filled day! 

Tickets & ToursCost
NEMO Science Museum tickets€26
NEMO Science Museum + Canal Cruise Amsterdam€46

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Where to buy NEMO Science Museum tickets

You can buy Amsterdam’s NEMO Museum tickets online. 

Buying your tickets online allows you to get them at a lower price and avoid long lines at the counter during a busy day. 

NEMO Museum is famous among visitors of almost all ages, so book your tickets online as they get sold out quickly. 

Booking your tickets online allows you to pick a time slot according to your schedule and plan your trip accordingly. 

When you purchase tickets online, you can keep last-minute disappointment away.

How online ticket works

Select your preferred date and the number of tickets on the booking page, and buy the tickets right away.

Once your tickets are booked, you’ll receive the tickets in your registered email.

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance and enter NEMO Museum Amsterdam. 

Cost of NEMO Science Museum tickets

The NEMO Science Museum tickets cost €19 for all visitors above the age of 12 years. 

Kids up to 12 years should always be accompanied by an adult (16 years or older).

Kids up to 4 years, disabled visitors, and their carers get free admission to the museum.

NEMO Science Museum tickets

NEMO Science Museum tickets
Image: NemoScienceMuseum.nl

Get ready for a day filled with fun and knowledge at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. 

The science experiments and chain reactions using a giant Rube Goldberg machine have a lot to teach you, so book your tickets now!

After learning everything you can, head to the terrace to enjoy a few more experiments and stunning views of Amsterdam’s waterside.

Ticket price

Adult Ticket (18+ years): €19
Youth Ticket (13 to 17 years): €19
Child Ticket (4 to 12 years): €19
Infant Ticket ( up to 4 years): Free

NEMO Science Museum + Canal Cruise Amsterdam

NEMO Science Museum + Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Image: NemoScienceMuseum.nl, Kanuman / Getty Images

Add some adventure to your NEMO Science Museum tour by purchasing its tickets in combination with Canal Cruise. 

After taking science lessons at the museum, you can plan to go on an hour-long Amsterdam Canal Cruise with your friends and family, which offers a spectacular view of the city.

Get a whopping discount of up to 15% on the purchase of this combo ticket.

Ticket Cost: €29 per person 

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How to reach NEMO Science Museum

How to reach NEMO Science Museum
Image: NemoScienceMuseum.nl

NEMO Museum is in the Oosterdokseiland neighborhood between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg. 

Address: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam. Get Directions

One of the easiest ways to reach the Nemo Science Museum in Amsterdam is by public transport or car.

By Train 

If you’re taking the train, get off at Central Station

From there, it is a 15-minute walk to the NEMO Science Museum. 

By Subway 

If you’re taking the Subway, you can use the metro lines 51 (Orange Line), 53 (Red Line), or 54 (Yellow Line) and get off at Nieuwmarkt

From there, it is a 13-minute walk. 

By Bus

If you’re taking the bus, use Bus 22 or 43 and get off at Prins Hendrikkade.

From there, it is a 10-minute walk.  

By Car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started! 

There are numerous car parking lots near the museum. 

Click here to find the perfect spot for you!

NEMO Science Museum timings

NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam is open from 10 am to 5.30 pm every Tuesday through Sunday. 

On certain Mondays, the Museum is open, which include-

– 2 January 2023
– 20, 27 February 2023
– 3, 10, 17, 24 April 2023
– 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2023
– 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2023
– 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July 2023
– 7, 14, 21, 28 August 2023
– 4 September 2023
– 16, 23, 30 October 2023
– 25 December 2023

How long does NEMO Science Museum take

An average tourist takes about three hours to explore the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. 

Take your time looking at the different exhibitions, ​​theater shows, movies, workshops, and demonstrations.

There are a lot of learning opportunities that will jog your brain and give you a run for your money. 

Best time to visit NEMO Science Museum

The best time to visit NEMO Science Museum is either as soon as it opens at 10 am or later in the evening to avoid crowds. 

Pack your things and reach NEMO – Science Museum during the weekend, especially early in the mornings. 

If you want to avoid crowds, avoid going to the museum during the weekdays, as it has a higher chance of school group visits.

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