Plan your visit

Accessibility

NEMO is easily accessible by car, bike and public transport. The museum’s eye-catching copper-green building is easy to spot from Amsterdam Central Station. It is also easy to find by bike or car.

From Central Station

  • On foot and by bike: A 15-minute walk. Leave the main entrance of Central Station, turn left and follow the signs for ‘Route Oosterdok’. Cyclists should follow the same route.
  • By bus: Take Bus 22 and get off at Kadijksplein. You can plan your journey at www.9292.nl or www.gvb.nl

By car

Although NEMO is easily accessible by car, parking in the centre of Amsterdam is expensive. Visitors to NEMO can obtain a discount at a number of parking facilities. 

  • Address for navigation systems: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam.
  • Information on road works and parking: Bereikbaar Amsterdam
  • Route planner: ANWB

Parking

There are four car parks close to NEMO, three of which offer a discount to NEMO visitors. Unfortunately, this discount does not apply to credit card payments. See the car park website for details of current parking rates.

Oosterdok parking
30% discount, 400 metres from NEMO

Take the parking ticket with you to the ticket office at NEMO and get it stamped. Your discount will be calculated by the payment terminal at the car park upon your return. Your NEMO discount applies for the regular hourly rate. After five hours, a flat rate applies for 24 hours. The 30% NEMO discount does not apply for this rate. 

Please note that due to construction work in the area, Oosterdok car park has limited availability.

Markenhoven parking
25% discount, 600 metres from NEMO

Show the parking ticket at the NEMO ticket office and you will receive a discount card which you can insert into the payment terminal as you leave the car park.

P1 Parking Waterlooplein
10% discount, 750 metres from NEMO

Take the parking ticket with you to the ticket office at NEMO and get it stamped. Your discount will be calculated by the payment terminal at the car park. 

P1 Parking Amsterdam Central
1,3 kilometres from NEMO

Reserve a parking place prior to your visit on the P1 car park website.

P1 Arena
Transferium met P+R (park an ride)

Amsterdam Arena’s car park offers a P+R arrangement. The metro runs from the Transferium to Amsterdam Central Station. The P+R arrangement only operates on days when there are no events at the Amsterdam Arena.

Coaches

Coaches can park in the special parking facilities for buses: P2 on Prins Hendrikkade towards Central Station or P6 at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal. Would you like the coach to drop off your pupils at NEMO first? They can be dropped off at the west quay close to NEMO until 11.00, but not at the regular bus stops or elsewhere along Prins Hendrikkade. After 11.00 we suggest that you use drop-off point H11 by the Maritime Museum. For more information, take a look at the instructions for coaches at www.amsterdam.nl.

Address

NEMO Science Museum
Oosterdok 2
1011 VX  Amsterdam