Activities at NEMO

Up on the roof at NEMO

The roof of the NEMO Science Museum building is the highest city square in the Netherlands. There you can find the open-air exhibition Energetica, a large terrace and a restaurant, all with beautiful views of the city of Amsterdam. The roof is open daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

Opening times and access to the roof

The roof is open every day from 10.00 to 17.30. From Thursday until Saturday, the roof will be open until 21.00 h. (in bad weather, normal opening hours will be used). As long as corona measures apply, the roof will only be accessible free of charge to museum visitors (drink or snack is mandatory). If you do not have a museum ticket, you must pay a €3.50 entrance fee. This amount includes a beverage of your choice from the bar on presentation of your entrance ticket. Entrance tickets for the rooftop terrace can only be purchased halfway up the stairs on the east side of the building. You do not need to make a reservation for your visit to the roof. 

There is no access to the roof in inclement weather, during special events, at New Year and on King’s Day. 

Summer flow yoga on the roof

Do you need space, relaxation, energy and movement? For a bright summer, come to the roof of NEMO on Saturday mornings in July and August. Enjoy the beautiful morning light and the wonderful vista during this yoga class. The classes are taught by Padmini, yoga teacher at Vers Licht.

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  • Every Saturday morning in July and August, from 9am to 10am.
  • We gather at 8.45 am at the gate on the stairs to the roof square.
  • Bring your own yoga mat.
  • There is enough space; we take into account the 1.5 meter distance.
  • A ticket costs € 16.50, including a drink and access to the roof terrace.

Healthy breakfast

After the yoga class, you can join our restaurant for a tasty and healthy breakfast, consisting of low-fat yogurt filled with fresh fruit and muesli, a whole-wheat croissant and a carrot-ginger smoothie for € 8.95.

City square with an exhibition

When NEMO architect Renzo Piano designed the roof, his aim was to create a real piazza (city square). He thought that interaction should be an important element of the piazza, with full scope for the interplay between man and the elements. There certainly is every opportunity for interaction. You can find out about the sun, wind and sustainable energy, for example, through the interactive sculptures of the Energetica open-air exhibition. The roof terrace is also the perfect place to relax for a few moments. 

From the restaurant you can look out at the Energetica exhibition with its impressive sculptures, and take in the views of the centre of Amsterdam. Visitors can enjoy the unique views indoors or outdoors all year round, while relaxing with a delicious lunch or a good cup of coffee. Enjoy the sunshine while you look out over the city and Amsterdam’s historic harbour front. Experience the energy of the elements.