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New Metropolis

New Metropolis is the huge greenish hulk arising over the entrance to the Ij Tunnel leading north out under Amstedam's harbor. N.E.M.O. as it is called here, is a technology museum, exhibition space, meeting center and venue for events. The building was designed by the Italian Renzo Piano, and it does look like some futuristic ship's hull rising from the harbor of Amsterdam.

The highlight is the high technology museum, with an amazing display of interactive scientific wonders to delight all ages. Other exhibits come and go in the large interior.

Also here are a number of rooms for use by public and private organizations for conferences, parties, etc. The Glass Ballroom can hold up to 800 people, the NEMO theater seats 300, the Lumiere Filmhall seats 199, the Da Vinci Hall holds 80, the Columbus Foyer holds a maximum of 500 people, and the ultimately swanky "Captain's Cabin" with it's brass trim and nautical decor holds 25 very special guests. (They are currently asking around $1,000 per day to rent just this one room.) Of course, they'll rent you the roof as well! Which I gather could hold up to 2000 revelers.

In summer the roof becomes the Amsterdam Plage (Beach) on nice days when you can relax, have a drink and take in the view!


More Info: 10 am to 5 pm are the regular building hours. Entrance fee: € 9, you must be under four years of age to enter for free. They also offer a number of pricing schemes for annual passes.

Address: Oosterdok 2 Postbus 421
City: Amsterdam
Postcode: 1000 AK
Phone: 0900 - 9191100
Fax:
Added: December 31st 2001
Reviewer: Martin Trip

Related Link: NEMO Website
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Posted by nicola gigli on 2003-11-09 08:48:27
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