NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam is located just west of Amsterdam Central Station.
The striking green building is shaped like a ship's hull and it is possible to go up onto its sloping stepped roof - where you can relax and enjoy a fine views of the surrounding area - especially during good weather.
The NEMO panorama terrace is 22m high and can be reached by climbing up the steps on the eastern edge of the building - this is freely accessible to the public so there is no need to pay entrance fee to the museum. Lift access is also available from the museum's central hall at the front.
The terrace has a piazza (city square) theme with outdoor chairs, an interactive installation on renewable energy (Energetica) and the DAK restaurant.
Around NEMO is the museum haven harbour which contains a number of early 20th century boats. To the east you will see Amsterdam's Maritime museum and VOC ship; to the west you will see the new Oosterdok development and central Amsterdam.
On days when the NEMO terrace is closed you can still climb half-way up to the gate to get a flavour of the view.
During sunny weather, the NEMO rooftop is a pleasant place in central Amsterdam to both relax and enjoy a decent panorama.
Nemo Terrace Essential Info
Opening Times: NEMO Science Museum is open 1000-1730 Tue-Sun, closed Mondays; open daily April to August and Dutch school holidays. The terrace can be closed off during bad weather.
Admission Prices (2016): FREE entry to visit the roof terrace.
Getting There: Located on Oosterdok, Nemo is easily reached walking east from Amsterdam Central Station - though note the current development work around Oosterdok. By public transport take GVB bus 22 (Indische Buurt) or 48 (Borneo-Eiland) from the central station bus stop near the Victoria hotel. Get out at stop Kadijksplein, not far from the museum.
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Nemo Science Museum Terrace, Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam
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