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NEMO Science Museum
Perched atop the entrance to the IJ Tunnel is the unmissable slanted-roof green-copper building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, almost surrounded by water. Its rooftop square has great views and water- and wind-operated hands-on exhibits. Inside, everything is interactive, with three floors of investigative mayhem. Experiment lifting yourself up via a pulley, making bubbles, building structures, dividing light into colours, racing your shadow and discovering the teenage mind.