Attractions for Kids

things to do with kids

14 suggestions for activities with kids: from milking goats to climbing church towers

1. Cat Cabinet


Art for cat lovers - a small private museum in the Golden Bend of Herengracht. Founded in commemoration of the ginger cat J.P. Morgan.

2. Bakfiets   Rent a cargo bike

bakfiets met kinderen

Riding a bike through Amsterdam with your children in front of you is an amazing experience!

3. NEMO Science Museum


A hands-on, science and technology museum housed in an impressive, boat-shaped building. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works.

4. VOC Ship Amsterdam


Go on board of the 18th century replica of a Dutch VOC trading ship, East Indiaman Amsterdam.

5. Kids Cruise


Become a Freshwater Pirate! - an audio story adventure on the canals of Amsterdam. Pirate booklet, coloring pencils & pirate binoculars included.

6. Climb the Westertoren


Climb all the stairs to the top and enjoy a stunning view of the old city centre from the summit of the Westertoren.

7. Artis Zoo


Your kids will love the animals and many playgrounds of the Amsterdam Zoo.

8. Hollandsche Manege


For lovers of horses and 19th-century architecture: the Royal Riding School at the Overtoom.

9. Amsterdamse Bos


Large park southwest of Amsterdam with many children's play facilities for summertime recreation, including paddling pools, climbing park, canoes, pancake restaurant and animal farms.

10. Electric Tram Museum


Go back in time with a ride on a historic tram from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Vienna or Prague.

11. Goat Farm


Try milking a goat or bottle-feeding a baby goat at an animal farm in the Amsterdam Forest, with more than 150 goats and cute little baby lambs roaming around freely.

12. Hortus Botanicus


One of the oldest botanical gardens (1682) with a classical designed outdoor garden and 7 greenhouses (with each representing a different climate), 300-year-old Eastern Cape giant cycad and palm greenhouse.

13. Vondelpark


With 5 playground areas for kids, one of which has a large paddling pool, it's a great place to go to with young children.

14. Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Meet your favourite celebrities in this world-famous waxwork museum

Child-friendly restaurants

restaurants and bars that are safe for children ... and parents