If you are unsure which place to visit in Amsterdam city with kids, the Science Center NEMO is worth considering. The interactive museum in the city would keep your kids enthralled, so add it to your Amsterdam tour itinerary to make the most of the trip.
It is one of the most family-friendly museums in the capital city, featuring five floors devoted to an exhibit centered on a topic. If you want to know how science works, walk into ‘Fenomena’ exhibit on the 1st floor of the museum, into ‘Technium’ on the 2nd floor to know about how technology shapes our world, and ‘Elementa’ on the 3rd floor to enter a floor that is chockfull of cosmos. The other two floors feature ‘Humania’ and ‘Energetica’, which are also worth visiting if you want to know how our brain works, and to understand about renewable energy sources.
The building itself is no eyesore but is gorgeous to behold, thanks to its sloping rooftop with unique viewing angles. Apart from being structurally robust and featuring an eye-catchy design, the rooftop of Science Center NEMO would give a scenic view of Amsterdam cityscapes or landscapes. You can take a lift or climb stairs to reach the museum’s rooftop, which also holds interactive exhibits and an indoor café. If you are a regular museumgoer, keep your tickets intact so that you can visit the science center after viewing the cityscapes from its rooftop.
Note that the museum is free to visit for kids below 4 years of age, to those having a Museumkaart, or those who accompany disabled people. The entry fee to the science center is €16.50 for individuals aged 3 and above. The museum itself is a kid-friendly place, which is ideal to spend a day out if the forecast is rainy or if it is raining in Amsterdam city.
Even if you are a parent, you can access baby-changing facilities in the NEMO Science Museum. It also has a first aid kit among other facilities such as toilets for disabled people on all floors, except for floor number three. You can also keep your personal belongings in the museum locker, and visit the exhibit floors with science exploration in mind.
Note that if you are visiting the Science Center NEMO during fall season or winter, it might be better to wear the jacket instead of locking it away for safe custody. Get in touch with your private Amsterdam tour guide for more tips.