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.

Fun and safe school visits

For the time being, visits to NEMO will be slightly different than usual. NEMO Science Museum works with visitors to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety during trips to the museum. During the visit, every group will go to the Science all around you demonstration after leaving the foyer. The self-guided tour comes next.

Demonstration Science all around you

In this demonstration you are central. Marvel at the exciting and spectacular experiments that are happening all around you. From a fire tornado, to a waterfall of nitrogen and flying plates. Everything occurs in this exciting demonstration.

Request a groupvisit

It's possible for groups to visit NEMO again. Due to capacity limits, groups can not exceed 30 people at the moment. Please send your request to


NEMO has special, reduced prices for school pupils.

  • Primary school pupills €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 schoolholidays and weekends


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.


At NEMO, we believe that supervisors are important, so they are allowed in 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 from Tuesday to Friday.

Fixed timeslots
For groups there are fixed timeslots. The duration is 3 hours.

These timeslots are available for primary education
Block 1 - 10:00
Block 2 - 11:00
Block 3 - 12:00

These timeslots are available for secondary education
Block 4 - 13:00
Block 5 - 14:00

Groups of pupils cannot visit during school holidays and weekends.

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.