The "Amsterdam" is an 18th century military vessel that is "parked" in the water in from the NEMO and in proximity to the Dutch Maritime Museum nearby. (However, separate admission is required to board the Amsterdam.)
The Amsterdam has been renovated to its original appearance. When first sailing, it used a crew of 333 men and boys, carried 42 cannon, and displaced 1100 tons in the water.
The new Amsterdam Science Museum - NEMO - opened in 1998. It's the design of famous architect Renzo Piano, and is meant to showcase its location guarding the Oosterdok just off Prins Hendrikkade. I've read that the hulk "resembles a green ship rising from the waters, and never fails to raise a gasp from people seeing it for the first time." (That's from my guide book.)
Well. If I'm gasping, it's not out of admiration. Frankly, I'm not a fan of the design. And since when are ships meant to rise _out_ of the water? If you ask me, NEMO is a little too "gimmicky" for its prominent location. Moreover, I didn't go inside the museum - the admission ticket was a little steep.
This building is called Nemo, it is the biggest science and technology centre of the Netherlands.
It is build in the shape of a ship.
The centre is meant for children in the age of 4 till 16 years old.
The centre is divide in 5 parts: interactivity, technology, energy, science and humanity.
Nemo is open from 10.00 till 17.00 hour.
Except on Mondays outside school holidays.
It's also closed on Christmas day and queens day (30 April)
You can find Nemo at the Oosterdok 2, about 10 minutes walk from central station
... city made for people...
Fondest memory: NEMO center, beautiful place to take some '' D vitamines...''... drink some coctail and listen chil out music... of course, you have a great view to city...