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NEMO Science Center

NEMO Science Centre Museum Amsterdam

Immerse yourself in the world of physics, chemistry, biology and technology at the NEMO Science Centre. Take a journey of discovery into the human brain on four levels, see cosmic rays, prove your technical skills or build a mini-skyscraper. The museum welcomes young and old, simply bringing curiosity to everyone and learning about the senses of how the world works.

The history of the NEMO

The NEMO Science Centre made its roots in 1923 when the artist Herman Heijenbrock decided to open the Labour Museum. The reason wasn’t only to have space for his extensive works of art, he also wanted to share his fascination and enthusiasm with young visitors. After World War II, it was renamed to NINT Dutch Institute for Industry and Technology. Until the late 1960s, it served mainly to convince children and adolescents of a career in science and engineering. From the 1970s, it was decided to take a neutral position, which provided the museum with an important educational offer for schools and colleges. Since 1997, the museum has been housed in the fascinating building, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, which resembles a ship. Initially it bore the name "New Metropolis", which was converted in 2000 into the abbreviation NEMO.

About NEMO

NEMO is built on the entrance to the IJ Tunnel, the eye-catching green building, which resembles a ship in the harbor of Amsterdam. On four levels it have space for exploration and discovery. Exhibitions, films, demonstrations and workshops are an integral part, but also for other events you will find enough space. Several times a day, science shows are held. Those who have the opportunity should definitely enjoy the beautiful panoramic view on the roof terrace. In fair weather, it is also a great place for a picnic.