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Key Info

Oosterdok 2

Price & Hours

16.50 euros (about $20) for adults; free for kids 3 and younger
Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Mon 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. February-September

Details

Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.7scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Anyone that says Amsterdam isn't for kids hasn't visited the NEMO Science Museum, housed inside the ship-like green building on the harbor. Filled with hands-on activities, kids can spend hours concocting chemistry experiences and constructing buildings while also learning how science has evolved throughout time.

Recent visitors say this is do-not-miss attraction, for kids but also for those young at heart, since there are interactive exhibits for all curious minds. Even if you don't have time to take a spin through the museum, past visitors said you should still go to access the free rooftop terrace, which offers panoramic views of the city and a cafe and does not charge an entrance fee.

Everyone ages 4 and older pays the same admission fee (16.50 euros, about $20) at NEMO; however, most visitors say their euros were well-spent. Kids, ages 3 and younger can enter for free. NEMO is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. February through September. For more information, visit the NEMO website.

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