Attractions for Kids

things to do with kids

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

1. Cat Cabinet

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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. NEMO Science Museum

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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.

3. VOC Ship Amsterdam

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

4. Hortus Botanicus

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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.

5. Kids Cruise

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

6. Climb the Westertoren

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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

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

8. Hollandsche Manege

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

9. TunFun

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Indoor playground for children from 1-12 years old. Children have fun in a sportive, active and creative way in a former traffic underpass in the centre of Amsterdam.

10. Electric Tram Museum

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

11. Goat Farm

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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.