Accessible NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam

Accessibility :

Fully Wheelchair Accessible,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Wheelchair Accessible Cafe


For details of other wheelchair accessible visitor attractions, eating and drinking options and hotels in Amsterdam, see the Accessible Amsterdam Guide

Accessible NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

The NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam is a science museum aimed primarily at children (so for “wheelchair accessible” you should also read “pushchair accessible”).

Kids will absolutely love it here.

However, if the noise of children excitedly screaming with joy is a problem for you, then maybe it’s best to skip the NEMO Science Museum altogether when you’re visiting Amsterdam (the National Maritime Museum, also wheelchair accessible, and also on this same DIY walking route from Amsterdam Centraal, is very near).

At the very minimum, expect to spend 2-3 hours visiting the NEMO Science Centre (although some people have spent all day here – and have visited just one floor!).

There are five floors to the sloping Amsterdam NEMO Science Centre building. And all 5 floors, with the exception of the rooftop Energetica open-air exhibition, are wheelchair accessible.

Because the roof slopes to mimic the shape of a boat, there are numerous steps on the roof up to the top of the Energetica exhibition. However, the terrace at the foot of these steps, and which has the most amazing views over central Amsterdam, is completely wheelchair accessible.

Getting to NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam using Public Transport

The easiest way to get to NEMO Science Museum in central Amsterdam is to use public transport to reach Amsterdam Centraal station – from where it is then an easy 15-minute walk/trundle along the very FLAT Oosterdock dockside. Just turn left as you leave Amsterdam Centraal, and you will immediately see the green (oxidised copper) boat shape of the NEMO Science Museum. You can’t miss it!

Driving? There are no parking facilities at the NEMO Science Museum itself – and parking anywhere in the centre of Amsterdam is an expensive business.

The nearest parking facilities are at Parking Centrum (Oosterdock). 400m from the NEMO Science Centre: wheelchair accessible; elevator; plenty of accessible parking spaces and an accessible toilet.

See for other parking options in and around Amsterdam (including Amsterdam “park and ride” options which may also be very useful).

Accessible Entrance to NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

To reach the main entrance of the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam, and if walking from Amsterdam Centraal Station, turn RIGHT as you leave the FLAT pedestrian bridge over the Oosterdock. The ramp leading to the main entrance is actually beyond the building (located behind the bike racks). [MAP]

The entrance is completely level, and although there is a revolving door here , it is a very wide revolving door (and is usually permanently open).

There is free admission for carers.

Accessible Toilets at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on every floor of the NEMO Science Centre – with the exception of the 3rd floor.

Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

There are three different places to eat/drink in the NEMO Science Museum:

Just after the ticket inspection point, you will find “The Coffee Bar” – where you can enjoy a coffee (and cake perhaps?) while you ready yourself for the hours of fun that lie ahead;

There is another cafe on the 2nd floor, where you can enjoy a drink or a sandwich;

But the main event is the restaurant on the roof. Where you can enjoy a coffee and sandwich – or something a bit more substantial.

And all are accessible (by wheelchair accessible lift where needed).

IMPORTANT: There are steps between the roof terrace and the actual rooftop restaurant. So to reach the rooftop restaurant from the terrace, you will have to re-enter the museum building, and take the lift up to the restaurant.


For details of other accessible visitor attractions, accessible events, and accessible eating and drinking options in Amsterdam see the Accessible Amsterdam Guide

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