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

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

  • family/kids
  • attractions
  • museum

Outdoor & active

  • family/kids
  • outdoor
  • active
  • nature

Petting zoos

  • family/kids
  • outdoor
  • attractions

Restaurants & cafés

  • family/kids
  • restaurants
  • dinner
  • café/bar

Shops for children

  • family/kids
  • shops
  • shopping

Swimming pools

  • family/kids
  • active
  • sport
  • aquatic sports
  • water

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 performances for kids.