Nemo Museum, Amsterdam

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    NEMO Museum.

    by breughel Updated Oct 17, 2011

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    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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    NEMO museum

    by codrutz Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    Again I found in Amsterdam the name of the little clown fish - NEMO :) As well as the Disney's movie, the Nemo museum is designed for children aged 4-16 (as well as for their parents) fascinated by science and technology. I admit I didn't go inside but instead I have admired the original shape of the massive building from the cruise boat.

    The NeMo (National Center for Science and Technology) boat-like green building was designed by Renzo Piano, not other than the one who designed the Centre Pompidou in Paris (hosting the Museum of Modern Art and a vast library).

    The exterior is covered with copper and in time it took the green color. The roof of the building is sloped and uses as a roof terrace. There are stairways on the sides that leads people to the terrace, which provides a view of both Amsterdam and the water of the IJ.

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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.

    NEMO (view from former Club11) NEMO - Amsterdam NEMO and Amsterdam VOC ship NEMO museum - Amsterdam Nemo and the IJtunnel entrance
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    Big blue ship is actually a museum

    by jo104 Updated Aug 30, 2006

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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

    Is it a plane, is it a boat? The back of Nemo
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    Nemo

    by Jarin Written Jul 26, 2004

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    Since 1997 is this biggest science centre in the Netherlands situated here in this building, which has the shape of a 30 m ship above the water surface. It is an educational attraction, where you can discover a world of science and technology in an entertaining way. In fact you are not a visitor, but a researcher, so you will learn about technology and engineering, ICT and bio- and behavioural sciences.
    Do not omit to visit the upper deck (roof). It has a magnificent view over (historic) Amsterdam and in summer it is transformed into a beach.
    In general: open daily except on Monday

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    NEMO

    by tompt Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    The NEMO museum is a mueum that kids really like. It is a modern center for science and technology. There are some fun hands on exhibitions here.

    The building (1997) is from the Italian architect Renzo Piano and looks like a green ship, rising from the water. If you don't fancy this sort of museum it is also nice to go there for the view. From the Prins Hendrikkade you can reach the museum?s highest point via some stairs and a footbridge. The roof is open to everyone.

    NEMO building seen from a canalboat

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    NEMO

    by Dabs Written Jul 14, 2008

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    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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    Museum-NEMO

    by guell Written Apr 27, 2003

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    The New Metropolis Museum (NEMO) is an educational attraction where you and your kids can discover a world of science and technology in an entertaining way. Superstar Italian Architect Renzo Piano, inspired by the shape of ships docked nearby, designed the building in 1997.

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    NEW METROPOLIS - NEMO

    by RoyJava Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    This is one of the new modern buildings in Amsterdam designed by world-famous architect Renzo Piano. The remarkable ship formed green building is named N E M O, the former NEW METROPOLIS. Its location is along the IJ-bank right on top of the entrance of the IJtunnel.

    The N E M O looks quite impressive for a science centre (sailing along is great!) and is the official technology museum. It is also the meeting centre for all sort of events and has exhibition space. See the terrace built like a square looking over Amsterdam in Southerly direction!

    Open from 10 am to 5 pm
    Entrance is 11 Euro

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    B/13 First view of Nemo

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Turning around (still on Prins Hendrikkade) , it is a kind of culture shock to see the modern architecture of Nemo (New Metropolis). Leaving behind beautiful Jugendstil with a sigh, we move on and cross the street onto the Oosterdokskade.
    I will definitely return here to see if the Scheepvaarthuis can be visited inside. If so, I'll tell you on this page.

    AMSTERDAM VIEW OF NEMO
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    C/17 NEMO = NO NAME

    by ATLC Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    Or so my clever son RubenE tells me. He's very much into Latin and Greek literature as we will find out later in the day.

    Nemo is an experience between fantasy and reality and educates in areas as natural sciences, technology, information technology and biomedical sciences.

    We were not going inside today but you can read more information on the website below.

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    C/18 NEMO roof

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A main attraction of Nemo is the walk up the roof from where you can get a great view of Amsterdam. The slope is not too steep so it's an easy walk. However, the roof itself was closed until March and the only way to get there was to pay entry to the museum (€ 10) and we weren't prepared to do that. So we walked up to the gate at the end of the stairs and looked down over the water (Dok) on one side and the entry to the IJ tunnel on the other side.

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    C/19 IJ-tunnel

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The IJ-tunnel is a busy entry to Amsterdam from the north. If you exit Amsterdam, it is as if you drive right into Nemo but of course you go underneath it.
    The IJ is the water that goes along Central Station (north) and connects Amsterdam with the North Sea.

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    The roof of Nemo

    by OlafS Updated Mar 22, 2003

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    The roof of Nemo is something like a combination of a tribune and a square. Officially it is a square, named after Wim T. Schippers, artist, writer, singer, generally silly man and, most important, the voice of Ernie in the Dutch version of Sesame Street. From this place you have a fabulous view over the city! And it's a public place, so it's accessible for non-visitors to Nemo too. If you want to make some panorama shots or just want to admire the view, go here. More pics with explanations are in the Panorama travelogue.

    Amsterdam: view from Nemo, looking to the west

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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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