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Discover at NEMO TEXT: ELLA PUT | PHOTOS: NEMO / DIGIDAAN
Have you always wanted to be an inventor? Touch everything in a museum with your hands? Or even better: discover and invent in a museum? Then NEMO is the place to be. At the new exhibition, you can discover the world of machines in the coolest museum of the Benelux. Situated not far from the bustling city centre of Amsterdam, is the museum of NEMO, which is a striking building in itself. Rising high above the skyline of Amsterdam, the enormous sea-coloured building houses an incredible world of science. Visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in laboratories, scientific workshops and fun experiments whilst learning more about science and technology. Rather than just providing its visitors with information, NEMO stimulates their curiosity by letting everyone participate in challenging and fun workshops and quirky experiments. “We want to encourage our visitors to ask themselves questions about 24 | Issue 55 | July 2018
technology, and not just give them information. We want them to join us in the process,” Jasper Ongkiehong of the NEMO’s marketing and communication department explains. To make science and technology interesting for everyone, the museum offers a diverse, wide range of permanent and interactive collections on topics varying from water to puberty, lightning and many things in between. At NEMO you can do almost everything: become a professor or cycle into the universe. From 7 July until 2 September, visitors can experience NEMO’s brand new workshops and exhibition at the Family Maker Space, where they can discover the power of machines. Find out more about the power of a pulley, design a grabber or discover how a machine can make drawings. In the middle of the Family Maker Space, one gigantic installation will be exhibited, and, of course, visitors are allowed to touch everything.
Last but not least, NEMO is also home to the highest city square in Amsterdam. Situated on the rooftop of the beautiful building is the open-air exhibition Energetica, alongside a large terrace and restaurant. The exhibition shares information about wind, sun and sustainable energy. And, learning whilst doing, do not forget to take a moment to take in the mesmerising view over the Dutch capital. The rooftop is open until 21.00 each night this summer with a live music night on Thursday.