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Amsterdam NEMO (Science Center)

NEMO is the biggest science center all over The Netherlands. You can see it when you arrive at the Central station (the central station) because of its extraordinary architecture – it looks like a big green ship - designed by Renzo Piano. It was built in 1997 and is situated on the fundamentals of the IJtunnel.

NEMO is the biggest science center all over The Netherlands. You can see it when you arrive at the Central station (the central station) because of its extraordinary architecture – it looks like a big green ship – designed by Renzo Piano. It was built in 1997 and is situated on the fundamentals of the IJtunnel.

The name “NEMO” is Latin and means “no one”. It indicates a world between fantasy and reality – like the world inside this museum: you can be a scientist, technologist or technician for one day.

There are five floors where visitors can learn about the world of science in a hands-on way which is especially interesting for children, for example electricity, DNA or how growing up works. But not only children have fun in trying some experiments – also grown-ups are able to refresh or renew their knowledge. When you have enough of science and brain work, take a seat outside on the rooftop of the building. From there you have a great view all over Amsterdam and you can also watch some ships passing by.

NEMO can be reached within 10 – 15 minutes by foot from the Centraalstation. It’s open from 10am to 5pm and the entrance costs 11,50 €. The museum is closed on Mondays. NEMO’s roof can be visited without charge from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

http://www.e-nemo.nl/en/

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