Visitor numbers to the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam (Netherlands) 2011-2018

NEMO Science Museum is a science center in Amsterdam, known for its ship-like design. As of 2018, the museum attracted approximately 656,000 visitors, which is a decrease compared to the previous year and the highest amount in the period between 2011 and 2018. The ranking of the ten most popular museums in the Netherlands in 2017, NEMO Science Center was ranked sixth. The Van Gogh Museum received over 2.25 million people and therefore ranked first.

Total number of museums

In 2017, in total 435 museums were found in the Netherlands, of which most were history museums. Approximately 265 museums had a history collection, whereas there were 100 art and 36 science and technology museums located in the Netherlands. Looking at the locations of museums, roughly 90 were found in the province of Noord-Holland. Furthermore, 83 museums were in Zuid-Holland and 54 were found in Gelderland.

Museum Card holders

For individuals who visit museums regularly, the Museum Card offers entrance to 400 museums in the Netherlands. Regarding the distribution of Museum Card holders, ten percent of the holders who visited museums were between 13 and 34 years old in 2017.

Number of visitors to the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam (Netherlands) from 2011 to 2018 (in 1,000s)*

Number of visitors in thousands
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures have been taken from several publications.

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