Nemo Amsterdam, Dutch Science Centre Building Photos, RPBW Architecture in Holland, Architect

Nemo Amsterdam Building : Dutch Science Centre

Oosterdok Development, The Netherlands design by Renzo Piano Architcet, RPBW, Italy / France

post updated 27 April 2024

Location: Oosterdok, Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date built: 1997

Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop – headquartered in Italy

Location: east of city centre, just south of the main station.

Nemo Amsterdam

NEMO Science Museum building:

Nemo Amsterdam Building  Dutch Science Centre
photograph © Adrian Welch

Nemo Amsterdam

NEMO Science Museum (from latin for ‘nobody’) is a science center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The modern building is located at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam-Centrum, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg.

The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands.

Nemo Amsterdam Building Nemo Amsterdam Building Nemo Amsterdam Building
photos © Adrian Welch

It attracts annually over 500,000 visitors, which makes it the fifth most visited museum in the Netherlands. The museum has its origins in 1923, when the Museum van den Arbeid (English: Museum of Labor) was opened by the artist Herman Heijenbrock on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam.

In 1954 the name was changed to the Nint or Nederlands Instituut voor Nijverheid en Techniek (English: Dutch Institute for Labor and Technology), and in 1997 it changed again to newMetropolis. The name Science Center Nemo was introduced in 2000. In 2016, the name was changed to NEMO Science Museum.

Nemo Amsterdam architect : Renzo Piano

Oosterdok 2
1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands

020 5313233

Location: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands, western Europe

Website: NEMO Science Museum

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ING Cedar Bank HQ Amsterdam
photo © Jannes Linders
ING Cedar Bank HQ in Cumulus Park
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Karavaan Restaurant Kwakersplein Amsterdam
photograph : Maarten Willemstein
Karavaan Restaurant in Kwakersplein
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Website: NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam