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

For schools, it's required to book in advance. Check the availability and book a school visit online using the buttons below.

Book a school visit for primary school

Book a school visit for secondary school

Tour operators interested in booking a visit can contact

NEMO is upgrading in 2024

From January up to and including June 2024, NEMO is working on the new exhibition Technium. As a result, the second floor is only partially accessible during this time. The exhibition Water Power and the Museum Cafe are open.

All other floors will remain accessible and The Event Hall is home to The Makery, a workshop festival with three brand-new activities.


NEMO has a reduced price for school visits.

  • The price for primary schools is €96,- per group (up to 16 pupils). If you visit with more pupils, the price is €96,- extra per group of 16 pupils
  • The price for secondary schools is €96,- per group (up to 16 pupils). If you visit with more pupils, the price is €96,- extra per group of 16 pupils
  • Supervisors can enter free of charge

Terms of school visit:

  • Schools are required to book in advance
  • School visits have to paid 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

The terms for school visits can also be found in the terms and conditions for visitors.

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 Tuesday to Friday.

Fixed timeslots

For school visits there are fixed timeslots, starting at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00 or 13.30. The duration of a visit is 3 hours at most.

Schools can only book outside school holidays.

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.