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Amsterdam: NEMO Science Museum Ticket

1. Amsterdam: NEMO Science Museum Ticket

Science can be fun! That's what you'll come away thinking after your 2.5-hour visit to the NEMO Science Center. This is the biggest science center in the Netherlands and home to 5 exciting floors of hands-on science activities. Learn how and why the wind blows, what makes a rainbow and how to blow bubbles big enough to stand in! In Science Throughout the Ages you’ll see a timeline of discoveries by scientists from around the world. In Journey through the Mind you'll learn what makes our brains tick. Smart Technology teaches how you can save energy, produce sustainable electricity and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you are sending into the atmosphere.

Amsterdam: City Cruise with Open Bar

2. Amsterdam: City Cruise with Open Bar

Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam, traversing the narrow canals of the trendy Jordaan, an area flanked by indie boutiques, hip eateries, and cozy pubs. Learn about the city and get insider tips on hidden gems and the best bars in town from your knowledgeable skipper and hostesses. Explore some of the most popular areas of Amsterdam as you travel down the famous Prinsengracht before sailing towards to most romantic bridge in the city, the Margere Brug. Learn about the Amstel River which this bridge crosses and find out about its connection to the Dutch beer trade. Cruise past the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht famous for its grand manor houses built during the Dutch Golden Age. Continue from here past the Nine Streets and to the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam: The I amsterdam City Card

3. Amsterdam: The I amsterdam City Card

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. The card also comes with discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam.. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions: •Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam •A'DAM Lookout •Amsterdam Museum •Amsterdam Pipe Museum •Amsterdam Tulip Museum •Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam •ARTIS Royal Zoo •ARTIS Micropia •ARTIS Groote Museum •Cobra Museum Amstelveen •Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum •Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour •Embassy of the Free Mind •EYE Filmmuseum •Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam •Fun Forest •Gassan Diamonds •Geelvinck Pianola Museum •Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals •Hermitage Amsterdam •Hermitage - Museum of the Mind •Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden •Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography •Jewish Cutural Quarter - Portugese Synagogue •Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter •Luther Museum •Moco Museum •Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum •Multatuli Museum •Museum de Dageraad •Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic •Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum •Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture •Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum •Museum Van Loon •Museum Willet-Holthuysen •De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam •Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage •Oude Kerk •Rijksmuseum •Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum •Science Center NEMO •The Studio NEMO •Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives •Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam •THIS IS HOLLAND •Tropenmuseum •Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum •Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum Amsterdam Metropolitan Area In Haarlem: •Frans Hals Museum •Teylers Museum •Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: •Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) •Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: •Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: •Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience •Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) •Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House •Tsar Peter House, Zaandam •Mill Museum •Zaan Time Museum •De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) •De Kat (Chalk Mill) •De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) •Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: •Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot •Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: •Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: •Singer Laren In Zaanse Schans: •Free Ferry from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Freebies: •De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) •Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) •Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: •Blue Boat Company •Canal Company Canal Cruise •Gray Line The #1 Canal Cruise •Lovers Canal Cruises •Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% discount – Music & Stage •Bimhuis – Jazz •Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre •Het Concertgebouw - Classical music •Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music •Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% discount - Attractions •The Amsterdam Dungeon •Amsterdam Harbour Cruise •Amsterdam Icebar XtraCold (18+) •Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours •Body Worlds •Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise •Fabrique des Lumieres •Fashion for Good Museum Amsterdam •Heineken experience •House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) •Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet •Madame Tussauds Amsterdam •Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets •NXT Museum •Once Upon a Time •Our House •Rembrandts Amsterdam •STRAAT museum •Upside Down Amsterdam •25% discount - Transport & Rentals •Pedal boat •Bicycle rental & Bike Tours •Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% discount - Food & Drink •Bar Bitterbal •Blue Amsterdam •Dijkers Eten & Drinken •Pancakes Amsterdam •The Pancake Bakery •Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis •Restaurant-Café In de Waag •Restaurant Pasta e Basta •Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant •Taverne de Visscer •Zuiderzee Museum

Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

Take an evening cruise through Amsterdam. See canal-side views of the city from an open boat. Don't miss out on a quintessential Amsterdam experience and the opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture. Let your skipper and hostess regale you with tales of old Amsterdam as well as stories about modern life in the Dutch capital. Get yourself a drink at the bar and enjoy it as you drift along, passing famous landmarks and quaint canal houses. Drift under brightly lit low-arching bridges and feel like you're sailing through a fairytale. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group of people. Ask questions and get recommendations for what to do during the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Luxury Canal Cruise

5. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal Cruise

Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience from the water onboard one of the city's most exclusive boats. Step aboard and enjoy the beautiful canals illuminated for the night. Relax with a drink, served by an enthusiastic and friendly hostess. Hear fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and avail of the fleece blankets on both the open and closed boats. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. The planned urban sprawl served as an example around the world well into the 19th century, and the network of canals extends for 14 kilometers and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and famous Skinny Bridge, marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum, and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Local Snacks

6. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Local Snacks

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with an all-inclusive, sightseeing boat tour with a local guide. Enjoy some typical Dutch snacks with drinks as you cruise past the most famous highlights. Listen to live commentary as you drift by the Royal Theater and other iconic city attractions. Make your way to the dock just outside the Rijksmuseum and meet your guide and group for the cruise. Set sail from the shore and cruise into the canals of Amsterdam as you help yourself to snacks with cookies and sweets and drinks including beer, wine, and sodas. Learn a bit about the city as you enjoy the views.

Amsterdam: 1-Hour Gin & Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

7. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Gin & Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Come on board of our luxurious “Gin & Tonic Cruise” and enjoy the beautiful sightseeings from the canals of Amsterdam. Our lovely hostess will serve you an authentic Gin & Tonic or other refreshing drinks you’ll like, while the captain entertains you with fun facts about Amsterdam’s history and culture! From the heart of Amsterdam, we bring you the best Dam citrus-forward gin. With 17 different ingredients that give Damrak Gin it's good taste and the cheerful bottle and fresh citrus notes. Damrak is everything but a standard London dry gin, available with or without Alcohol (virgin). The Damrak harbor (Amsterdam’s “inner harbor”) is the mooring place for merchant ships of the Dutch East India company arriving from and departing to exotic ports across the globe. Here herbs, fruits and spices are unloaded before being weighed and tested for quality. Several of those spices historically traded in Damrak harbor are used in the Gin recipe today. If you would prefer some other than our Damrak Gin & Tonic then we have other delicious premium mixers à la carte and soft drinks for you onboard, included on this cruise. Hear fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and avail of the fleece blankets on both the open and closed boats. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. The planned urban sprawl served as an example around the world well into the 19th century, and the network of canals extends for 14 kilometers and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and famous Skinny Bridge, marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum, and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

8. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Paddle through the heart of Amsterdam and discover the city on a fun and active tour. Pass bridges, beautiful town houses, and famous museums. Experience the city from the water on a 2-hour paddle boarding tour along its canals and the river Amstel. Your tour begins in a quiet section of canal so you can get used to the paddle board. Once you feel safe, you'll cross the Amstel and hit the city. Admire stunning houses along the river and paddle through the network of canals and bridges. Depending on the group's skill level, paddle level head back via the Red Light District or de Oude Waal. Both locations have plenty of highlights to check out. The last part of the tour takes you past the Nautical Museum and a replica 18th-century ship, before finishing up back at the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about NEMO Science Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,428 reviews

In-depth, great interactive activities and exhibits. Hands-on activities, all things science. Great fun! Catered for kids of course (they could happily spend all day), but you can still have a great time as an adult in a few hours too!

He public transportation portion was well used. We are ate 2 of the discount estaurantsand enjoyed them. And it was so nice to be able to enter the zoo and museums knowing it was paid with the card.

Very exciting, high energy ..... we were there..... school Field trip and there was a lot of energy.

Lots of experiments to do. It is a very rich museum. In 4 hours, no time to finish it.

Really knowledgeable guide, very friendly and had a great atmosphere on the boat.