Families & children

Amsterdam for childeren
There are great things for children to do throughout the Netherlands, but is there any other city where you will find so many fun, crazy, exciting and fascinating attractions together as in Amsterdam?

There are great things for children to do throughout the Netherlands, but is there any other city where you will find so many fun, crazy, exciting and fascinating attractions together as in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam: A city for all ages

Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers, Amsterdam is a top destination for families. Where else can you take a canal cruise, visit a working windmill and get scared out of your wits in a dungeon – all in one day? And don’t forget the world-class museums, historical treasures and outdoor activities like biking and boating. The pages below are filled with tips for what to do and see in Amsterdam with kids of all ages.

  • Museums & attractions for children

    Museums & attractions for children

    Amsterdam’s museums have plenty to offer even the most restless children. Forget complete silence and stuffy displays – these attractions are filled with playful... Read more »
  • Outdoor & active

    Outdoor & active

    From toddlers to teenagers, Amsterdam offers tons of fun activities for children of all ages. Explore one of Amsterdam’s many parks, rent... Read more »
  • Petting zoos

    Petting zoos

    Petting zoos are the perfect way to give city kids a taste of life in the countryside. Amsterdam is home to a remarkable number... Read more »
  • Family-friendly restaurants & cafés

    Family-friendly restaurants & cafés

    Amsterdam’s many restaurant and cafés are generally very welcoming to families and children. These recommended restaurants and cafés are either specifically geared for children... Read more »
  • Shops for children

    Shops for children

    Whether you’re out shopping with the kids or simply looking for some great gifts to take home, Amsterdam has quite a few children’s shop... Read more »
  • Swimming pools

    Swimming pools

    Visit to one of Amsterdam’s many swimming pools for an active day out with the whole family. The Zuiderbad, Mirandabad, Het Marnix... Read more »
  • Theatre, music & performances for children

    Theatre, music & performances for children

    Amsterdam’s rich cultural scene offers a wide variety of entertainment options for children, including a couple theatres that only stage performances for kids. Read more »