Plan your visit

School visits

Science and technology are all around us each and every day. NEMO transports your pupils into a world of everyday objects which are nevertheless very remarkable. Pupils learn by getting involved, and learn a lot about the world around them while having fun. The inviting exhibitions appeal to pupils in both primary school and secondary school.

Request a group visit

If you would like to visit NEMO with a group, a reservation is required. Groups cannot exceed 128 people.

NEMO is fully booked until the end of September 2023. If you would like to plan a visit to NEMO with your class after September, please send us your booking request at

No school visits are possible in December due to activities and festivities marking the 100th anniversary of NEMO.


NEMO has special, reduced prices for school pupils.

  • Primary school pupils €156,- (max. 32)
  • Secondary school pupils €156,- (max. 32)
  • Supervisors free of charge

Terms of this school discount:

  • Schools are required to book in advance.
  • Groups must be adequately supervised (at least one supervisor for every ten pupils).
  • School visits should last 3 hours at most.
  • School visits take place outside of the school holidays and weekends.

Getting here

NEMO is recognizable from a distance as the large green building above Amsterdam’s IJ Tunnel. It is just 15 minutes on foot from Amsterdam Central Station. More information on getting here.


At NEMO, we believe that supervisors are important, so they are allowed into the museum free of charge. Supervisors should stay with their group and are responsible for their pupils. We expect at least one supervisor for every ten pupils, however we recommend one supervisor for every six pupils.

Opening times

NEMO is open for groups from Monday to Friday.

Fixed timeslots
For groups there are fixed timeslots. The duration of a group visit is 3 hours at most.

Food and drink

Due to limited seating capacity, no places are available for groups. We ask you to have your lunch somewhere else before or after your visit.

Bags and coats


Rucksacks, bags and coats are kept for you in cloakroom lockers for schools. These are suitable for 30 to 50 coats and bags. Use is free of charge. More information can be found upon arrival.