Not far from Centraal Station, on the Eastern Dock and in the area of Nieuwe Zijde is Amsterdam’s NEMO museum – no, not a museum dedicated to a little clown fish (!) but a very interesting place to learn about science and technology. Most of the displays deal with scientific topics like energy, medicine and communication, and there is even an educational display on money. We can guarantee your kids will love it.
Fun games include playing Sherlock Holmes and finding the murderer through DNA comparisons, the workings of a giant robot, a water exhibit showing how water in Amsterdam is purified… and more! All the displays are explained both in English and in Dutch.
As for us big people make the effort to climb the stairs or ramp to the top. There are some marvelous views of the buildings and canals of Amsterdam from the deck of NEMO. There is usually no charge to visit the rooftop, but in the summertime the deck becomes a “beach” so there is a cost then.
Because the walk from the station to the museum is not well sign posted we include here the Google map of the location.
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