5 of the Best Hotels near the NEMO Centre, Amsterdam

NEMO Science CentreFlickr user Robert Falk

Amsterdam's NEMO Science Museum is an unmissable landmark poised above the water of the Oosterdok. It's one of the city's top family attractions. You'll find some of the best hotels near NEMO close to Centraal Station in Amsterdam Centrum and on the Waterfront. Architect Renzo Piano's stunning building juts like the prow of a giant copper-green ship over the Oosterdok. There are fab views from the wide rooftop terrace, home to an open-air sculpture exhibition and a family-friendly restaurant. In summer, water cascades through dozens of pools where children are welcome to paddle. Below, five floors of interactive exhibits and displays introduce young visitors to the wonders of science and technology through games, workshops, video and live performances. More of the best hotels near NEMO are in the Jewish Quarter and Plantage neighbourhood or the Eastern Docklands, both areas still within walking distance of the science museum.

The best hotels near the NEMO Science Centre


De Witt Hotel

  • At De Witt Hotel you'll find attractive accommodation including family suites and a good restaurant. It's less than 300 metres from Centraal Station. Handy for arriving and leaving as well as exploring.
  • The Wittenberg has smart self-catering apartments in a tranquil spot, making it ideal for visiting families, with the added bonus of bikes for hire on site.
  • Eric Vokel Amsterdam Suites offers roomy self-catering apartments with fully equipped kitchens and harbour views. A perfect home from home for visitors with kids.


Harbour Suites

  • Lloyd Hotel has a range of designer rooms with original architectural features in a restored heritage building.
  • Harbour Suites offers apartments with period touches and concierge service. Overlooking the Oosterdok, an easy walk from NEMO.

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  • De Witt Hotel Amsterdam 274 rooms from £251

    City Style  -  A chic design hotel complete with atmospheric bar and lively restaurant.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the green expanse of Vondelpark.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A sleek hotel occupying two 17th century hotels just minutes from the Centraal Station. Rooms vary slightly in design but all follow a blue and white scheme, have wooden floors and luxurious bathrooms. American comfort food is served in Wyers restaurant and there's a lively cocktail bar too. See More

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  • The Wittenberg 1018 VL Amsterdam 115 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  The apartment style living is ideal for more independent travellers, and its well located to easily access the famous sights
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the nearby Hortus Bontanicus just across the canal, the world's oldest botanic garden
    Local markets  -  Wander around the world-famous Waterlooplein Flea Market
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Historic accommodation in a peaceful, leafy central area consisting of chic self-catering apartments, ideal for independent travellers. The decor is simple and fresh, with a muted palette of greys and creams and hip statement pieces. A stylish home-away-from-home. See More

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  • Eric Vökel Amsterdam Suites Amsterdam City Centre 28 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  Located in a prime, central location in Amsterdam, these apartments make a great base for local exploring
    Families  -  These self-catering apartments are great for families travelling with children
    City Style  -  With chic, designer interiors, this hotel has lots of contemporary city style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam's old town, a short distance from the hotel

    This hotel offers luxury suites in the centre of Amsterdam, close to Amsterdam Centraal. Apartments have custom layouts and designer interiors with large windows and ample living space; book the penthouse suite for fantastic river views. Book a free breakfast kit online; a chic and modern city stay. See More

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  • Harbour Suites Amsterdam City Centre 9 rooms from £222

    City Style  -  Located in a historic building in central Amsterdam, featuring many unique design pieces, this hotel has reams of city style
    Local exploring  -  With a great location on the harbourfront, this hotel is the perfect base for local exploring in Amsterdam
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic suites at this hotel; book a suite with a cosy fireplace for added luxury
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Basilica of St. Nicholas, a landmark historic church

    This boutique hotel is located on the harbour in central Amsterdam. The individually styled suites feature exposed stone walls, cosy fireplaces and unique design pieces; book the Pond Suite for exposed wooden beams, a classic bathtub and an interior patio with a goldfish pond. A stylish city hotel. See More

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  • Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam 117 rooms from £99

    Local markets  -  Explore the hip new Oostelijk Havengebied quarter, Amsterdam’s ‘New East’, in which the hotel is located.
    Sights nearby  -  Bimhuis concert hall is a just 15-minute walk from the property.
    Quirky  -  A creative hub, arty and innovative
    Designer  -  Beautiful modern Dutch decor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Beautifully renovated cultural hub, where travellers can enjoy frequent art exhibitions and cultural events. Rooms are uniquely decorated, with modern Dutch designer furniture and original features - wooden beams and original tiling. An innovative location, dripping with creativity. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 17th February 2020