Amsterdam's NEMO, a green building shaped like a ship, is the biggest science centre in the Netherlands and offers the chance to take a voyage of discovery into the world of science and technology.
NEMO Science Museum is a science centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the Oosterdokseiland neighbourhood in the Amsterdam-Centrum borough, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997.
Perfect for children aged 4 to 16 and their parents, the centre covers a broad range of subjects including natural science, human behaviour and information and communication technology.
A visit can reveal fascinating facts about a variety of things including sound, light, genes and DNA, water, metal, chemicals and the human mind. As well as the permanent exhibition, there is also a full programme of temporary shows. Before you leave, don't forget to check out the centre's upper deck, which has a magnificent view over Amsterdam and is transformed into a beach during the summer.
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