Are you on a solo visit to Amsterdam? Are you into science and technology? If the answers to these questions are yes, then you would want to visit the NEMO Science Museum on your Amsterdam private tours program. Any person who has been to the Dutch capital has perhaps seen the boat-shaped building, east of the Amsterdam Centraal station. Those who have seen it may identify the building as the NEMO Science Museum.
The five-storeyed building houses a wide range of interactive exhibitions, which will entertain both young and old alike, all while teaching lessons about technology, science, and their significance in everyday life.
Each floor of the museum is built on a particular theme. The first floor is the “Fenomena” exhibition, which explains the way science works. Museum visitors are then taken upwards level-by-level all the while learning about electricity, gravity, space, the human body, and more.
The exhibitions vary considerably, but nearly all of these are very interactive, so it is an excellent way to introduce kids to the world of science, and for adults to rediscover their inner child like they did when they visited. From generating electric power with kinetic energy to partaking in a personality quiz, the exhibitions at NEMO are a fine balance of various activities which maintains visitors’ attention.
A new item has been added at the “Technium” level and it is known as “The Machine”. Meant to explain the process coming into play when one makes an order, this installation guides visitors via the chain of events, which happens when one orders a product. One can operate robotic arms, put together the products, and even ship it in the end.
Perfect Museum to Visit for Kids
This is not to say grown-ups cannot have fun at the NEMO Science Museum. The visit is entertaining for people of all ages, but NEMO is primarily catered to a younger audience, hence the interactive yet casual approach it takes to teaching science works in a perfect fashion. It is no wonder this museum still draws in school teams from all over Holland and has long been doing so. Ask any Dutch person born in the 1990’s, and it is very likely that they know about the marvel that is NEMO.
The museum even has a collection of technologies for nostalgic people. It makes people feel rather old to know that the cell phones they once had are now on view at NEMO. Even televisions with wooden frames at this museum makes visitors feel that way.