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Amsterdam for families & children

Amsterdam is a city packed full of fun, crazy, exciting and fascinating attractions for the entire family!

Things to do with kids in Amsterdam

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. If required, you can even find a babysitter catering especially to visitors.

Top family attractions in Amsterdam

NEMO Science Museum

Take a voyage of discovery at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam, where children can playfully experience science and technology all...


ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterda...

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where...

The Amsterdam Dungeon

Always a popular tourist attraction in the old heart of the city, the Amsterdam Dungeon is bigger and bolder than ever before.

Amsterdam with children

Family fun in Amsterdam

Museums & attractions

Amsterdam’s museums have plenty to offer even the most restless children. Forget complete silence and stuffy displays – these attractions are filled w...

Outdoor & active

From toddlers to teenagers, Amsterdam offers tons of fun activities for children of all ages – as well as their parents!

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 of locations where you...

Restaurants & cafés

Amsterdam’s many restaurant and cafés are generally very welcoming to families and children. If this is your first visit, be sure to stop at a pancake...

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 and toy store...

Swimming pools

Visit one of Amsterdam’s many swimming pools for an active day out with the whole family. In addition to large pools for swimming laps, most of these ...

Theatre, music & performances

Amsterdam’s rich cultural scene offers a wide variety of entertainment options for children, including a couple of theatres that only stage performanc...