Nemo Museum, Amsterdam

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  • Overview at the “Search for Life” section.
    Overview at the “Search for Life”...
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  • Arriving at Science Center NEMO.
    Arriving at Science Center NEMO.
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    Science Center NEMO – Too much to do.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 20, 2013
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    We continued our tour via the “Teen Fact” section where we learned about body heat, the heart and all hormones. After looking at a peep show we came at a very interesting section of NEMO: the journey through the mind. Right here you can analyse your own facial expressions, try to unravel optical illusions and learn about ten tips for a fit brain. Maybe writing about NEMO is too much, because we also learned some explanations about amazing construction where we saw the effects of forms, strength and balance of bridges and other buildings. For the kids the Machine Park was quite interesting where you need to sort balls according to colour, size and weight and when you’re done you’re able to send the package on its way.

    Another great interactive section was the “NEMO’s Wonder Lab” part of the museum, where you can undertake several nice tests, like changing the colour of red cabbage simply by using soap, make glue from potatoes and find out whether orange juice does contain vitamin C. Sam and my mother made some nice tests in this real chemistry laboratory. At the end we even had a good look at the “Search for Life” section where we found out what we had in common with a jellyfish and a plant. We stayed at NEMO for over 5 hours and had a great time.

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    Science Center NEMO – What to do?

    by Jerelis Written Feb 20, 2013

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    Where to start once you’re inside NEMO? That is a question that can’t be answered. I guess everybody first visits the spots he or she is truly interested in. Funny thing is that everybody that enters the museum immediately starts to get into (inter)action. Right at the entrance you can make the biggest soap bubble and see if you fit inside. This is a very crowded part of the museum and once you’re past this point (near the cloakroom) you’ll see everybody split up and they all go their own way.

    It’s a great museum! Just enjoy the space shower (cosmic rays will bombarding you), find out how unique you are yourself at “Codename: DNA” and learn the secrets of gravity, light, sound and static electricity at Phenomena section. Don’t forget to visit the roof terrace. Why this particular part was built is quite interesting. The architect came to the conclusion that Amsterdam was missing a ‘piazza’, this in contrast to other world cities. Therefore he created this elevated viewpoint of which you’re able to look over the city. It is truly a breathtaking viewpoint indeed.

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    Science Center NEMO – 500,000 visitors.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 20, 2013

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    I wanted to visit the Science Center NEMO for a long time, but somehow the time never came to actually do it. In February 2013 we had the best reason to go for it: my parents were married for 45 years and we treated my parents for a nice day out and NEMO was part of the day we organized. Why was I so anxious on visiting the Science Center NEMO in the first place? Well, because it contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands. My father is a true technician and for his grand children, of course, it would be the perfect place to connect to science and technology. Just enjoying the exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. Besides that it attracts over 500,000 visitors annually, which makes it the fourth most visited museum in the Netherlands. In my opinion a good reason for a visit.

    We traveled by train, which is probably the best way to go to the city of Amsterdam. Nice thing is that the NEMO museum is only a 10 minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Walking towards it you simply can’t miss the immense green building. Once we arrived in the building we immediately could feel that in this science centre, visitors of every age and background could make an exciting journey of discovery through the wonderful world of science and technology. So off we went …

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    Nemo Museum

    by Mikebb Updated Dec 10, 2012

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    Continuing on our canal boat tour we eventually arrived at the harbour and passed the Nemo Museum which is shaped like a giant ship.
    The harbour has much to see and photo and for those who do not want to take a canal tour the other opportunity to get on the harbour is on one of the many ferries that cris cross the shores.
    NEMO is a Science Museum

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    NEMO museum, for kids hands on experiences

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 24, 2011

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    The NEMO museum is build in the 1990's on top of the South entrance to the IJtunnel.

    It's a museum ideal for kids, because most projects involve hands-on experiences.

    From the roof you have a great view over the Amsterdam harbour.

    Visiting hours:
    Tu-Su: 10AM - 5PM (daily duting the kids school holidays)

    Admission: Euro 13,50

    In 2007 the ship "Amsterdam" has been moved next to NEMO due to the ongoing renovation of the Maritime Museum.

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    NEMO Museum.

    by breughel Updated Oct 17, 2011

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    VOC ship

    During the renovation works at the Scheepvaartmuseum the replica of the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) ship "Amsterdam" was moored by the NEMO.

    The VOC "Amsterdam" is now (Sept 2011) back at the quay of the Scheepvaartmuseum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam.

    The original Amsterdam sailed up the North Sea in 1749. In a raging storm the East Indiaman soon sank on the south coast of England. The wreck has provided archaeologists with valuable information about the construction of VOC ships, their cargoes and life on board.
    This replica is very interesting for children as it shows the details of the life on board for the eight months trip to Asia.

    Connoisseurs of maritime construction are not enthusiast about this replica.
    In order to allow demonstrations of gun shooting the gun deck with 16 replicas had its height increased. The Dutch visitors from now are about 25 cm taller than the 18th. century crew. But to keep the overall height of the ship correct the height of the upper deck with the captain's cabin has been decreased so that only children can enter the cabin! The NEMO museum seems consequently a good place to keep this replica.

    Open : Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 17 h. Also open on Monday from June to August.
    Price (2011): 4 yr and more 12,50 € (big increase, was only 4 € in 2007 !)
    students: 6,50 €.

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    Museum of Science & Technology (Metropolis Museum)

    by adambeau Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    not titanic sinking

    New Metropolis great for kids, adults may be more impressed with the building's architecture itself, designed ny Renzo Piano.

    Use Museumboot, highly recommended especially for the budget conscious, even entitles you to save up to 50% on your museum tickets, and allows your canal sightseeing tour to last all day. You can hop off at 17 different stops along the canals and jump back on any other of the Museum boat's. (they pass by every 15 mins or so) Great if you want to see where all the museums are located so you can return to them later, too.

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    Video tour

    by StuartDutchman Updated Dec 17, 2010

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    NEMO is the largest science center in the Netherlands, consisting of five floors.

    It is located in Amsterdam right next to the central station and the Maritime Museum, above the IJtunnel. It opened in 1997.

    The architecture is by Renzo Piano, a world renowned Italian architect and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, AIA Gold Medal, Kyoto Prize and the Sonning Prize.

    VIDEO of my visit:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Zzaz2oP7U

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    Wonderful childrens museum

    by dustmon Updated Sep 15, 2010
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    This ship-shape museum has gotten rave reviews ever since it's opening----the top side turns into a sunning plateau in the summer with sand and all---
    a childrens museum supreme with hands on exhibits galore--this is definitely a place to take your kids if in Amsterdam together, or yourself in the summer, to the beach!
    tuesday to sundays 10 to 5 pm, june thru august open every day 11.50 euros

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    Let's have some fun!

    by Birsen Updated Jul 10, 2010

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    I've seen many science museums but so far NEMO is my favorite one. It has all the fun stuff for the kids and adults. The rooftop view is superb! You feel yourself younger here:P

    It's free with I Amsterdam Card (if you have to pay 12,50€ but the roof is free for the public)

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    NEMO

    by Dabs Written Jul 14, 2008

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    Nemo and the

    One of the interesting buildings we passed on the Canal Trip was the NEMO Science Center. While their website says it looks like a "large green ship moored on top of a busy car tunnel", I thought it looked like a whale breeching the water.

    The ship next to the Nemo building is a replica of the "Amsterdam" which is temporarily moored there until the renovation of the Maritime Museum is complete.

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    Science for kids

    by heryanta Written Aug 16, 2007

    NEMO is not a museum, at least not in the traditional sense. It doesn't have a collection of things from a specific era, but rather it has good interactive exhibition on how things work. The organization calls itself a 'Science Center'.

    It is a striking building - a green structure that resembles the front part of a ship - unmissable due to its proximity to the Central Station.

    It really is only an interesting place to go to if you have children. They will have fun with the interactive exhibition sets learning about how things work and you will have fun teaching them.

    The science center is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
    Admission costs 11.5 Euro per person

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    NEMO

    by didgeridorien Written Apr 25, 2007

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    This is a really cool museum. It's about science, so you'll learn about things like gravity and waterworks. The cool thing is that you can figure things out by yourself, it's fun for adults and kids. The entrance fee is 11.50 euros.

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    Big blue ship is actually a museum

    by jo104 Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    Is it a plane, is it a boat?
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    Nemo museum is a futuristic science centre designed by Renzo Piano

    Here the emphasis is on touching the exhibition & experimenting

    Great for children
    Entry is Euro 11

    For Euro 2.50 you can climb in the back entrance up about 130 steps & get a great view of the harbour. The entry price includes a free drink in the bar - we managed to get in for free as the weather was not great so no-one was manning the entrance. These stairs have a water feature & deck chairs simulating a beach set up. There is a telescope & an ariel viewing map of things you can see from the top of the stairs what to look out for

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    Nemo Museum

    by Jenniflower Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    Oustanding architecture

    This was one of the stops on our Canal boat hop-on-hop-off tour.

    Our first glance of it is this almost surreal-like green object projecting out of the water... in total juxtaposition to the antiquated architecture elsewhere in Amsterdam.

    It is quite stunning, with clean lines and curves.

    This is the largest futuristic science center in the Netherlands, and the extraodrdinary building was designed by Renzo Piano.

    Here you enter into the world of science and technology, and what is nice here is that you can reach out and touch things, which in most museums you cannot. (The Science Museum in London is the same - you can touch most things).

    This makes the experience all the more interactive and enjoyable for youngsters and oldies (like us! haha) alike.

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