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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.

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Amsterdam’s most prestigious music venues also schedule recurring workshops and (interactive) performances for the smallest music lovers. If you’d rather just kick back and relax, don’t forget Amsterdam’s many cinemas. The majority of children’s films are screened in both Dutch and their original language, which is often English. When you’re checking the movie agenda, look for films with OV (meaning original version) after the title.

Browse the list below for locations that offer a dose of kid-pleasing performances and entertainment.


De Krakeling

Founded in 1978, Amsterdam's De Krakeling holds the exclusive title of being the only youth theatre in the Netherlands that progra...

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

The Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ opened its doors in the spring of 2005. The spectacular building justifiably calls itself 'Amsterdam's ...

Royal Concertgebouw

The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most renowned concert venues, acclaimed for its excellent acoustics and top-quality ...