But it got me thinking...what are the 50 things every child should get out and do in Amsterdam before their 12th birthday? Here's my first pass.  Let me know what you think I've missed!

Museums

Image: National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) 1. Put on a lab coat and complete an experiment at Nemo 2. Solve the interactive Family Quest at the Rijksmuseum 3. Shoot a cannon from the East India Ship at the Scheepvaartmuseum 4. Fill a medal with stickers for completing Prince Louis' challenge at The Royal Palace 5. Complete the clues in Vincent’s Travelling Case at the Van Gogh Museum 6. Make mosaic tiles in a Moroccan Riad at ZieZo Marokko in the Junior Tropenmuseum 7. Bake a challah at the Jewish Historical Museum 8. Read the Diary of Anne Frank and then tour the Anne Frank House 9. Explore the invisible world around us at Micropia

Outdoors

Fun Forest Amsterdam Image: Fun Forest Amsterdam 10. Swing from the trees at the Fun Forest climbing park 11. Watch the lions being fed at Artis 12. Balance on a raft at the Vijver in the Amsterdamse Bos 13. Make it over the finish line in the Olympic Stadium at the Amsterdam Marathon Kids Run 14. Meet some new-born lambs at a kinderboederij 15. Pick apples and berries at Fruittuin van West 16. Sledge down the roof of the Albert Heijn at Museumplein 17. Ride through secret gardens on board the train in the Amstel Park 18. Bottle feed a goat at the Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve 19. Skip across the stepping stones at the Grote Zwembad in the Amsterdamse Bos 20. Build a den in the Wood Cabin Village at Jeugdland 21. Run through the water feature on the roof at Nemo 22. Make sandcastles at an urban beach 23. See a play at the Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark

Transport

24. Sit in the bucket of a ‘bakfiets’ 25. Take a ride on the vintage tram departing from the tramway museum 26. Cycle along the Amstel all the way to Ouderkerk 27. Take the ferry over to Noord 28. Travel from one end of a tramline to another 29. Become a certified Freshwater Pirate on the Blue Boat Canal Tour 30. Captain the plane on the Schipol Panorama Terrace

Play at being a tourist

I amsterdam letters 31. Have your picture taken at every letter of the I amsterdam sign 32. Go skating in winter in front of the Rijksmuseum 33. Take in the views from the top of the A’DAM Toren 34. Dance along to a traditional Amsterdam barrel organ known as a ‘draaiorgel’ 35. Visit each of the 11 neighbourhoods on the I amsterdam neighbourhood guide 36. Run through the water feature at the Museumplein

Events

King's Day Vondelpark Vrijmarkt Image: Guus Schoonewille 37. Sell your wares in the Vondelpark on King's Day 38. Learn to juggle, unicycle or brave the trapeze by brushing up on your circus skills with Circus Elleboog 39. Go for a spin on the solar merry-go-round at Pure Markt 40. See the Amsterdam Light Festival at night from a boat 41. Welcome Sinterklaas as he arrives from Spain and join in the fun at the Intocht 42. Take part in a workshop at the Junior Grachtenfestival 43. Make a movie, join an open mic singing contest or perfect your hip hop dance skills at the Junior Uitmarkt 44. Watch Ajax win a home game in the Amsterdam ArenA

Food

Pannenkoekenboot Amsterdam Photo: Pancake Boat Amsterdam 45. Make a meal for your family at the Kinderkookcafe 46. Have hagelslaag for breakfast 47. Scoff DIY pancakes after playing in the ball pool on the pancake boat 48. Try 10 types of ‘drop’ at Jamin 49. Eat warm, freshly made stroopwafels, poffertjes and oliebollen from a food truck 50. Enjoy a Hollandse Nieuwe Haring in Springtime Tracy Kinderkookcafe Amsterdam So that’s it!  Has anyone done all 50?  My 6 and 7 year-olds are only about half-way there. What are the must-dos I’ve forgotten about?  I’d love to hear your thoughts. Looking for more inspiration?  Be sure to check our blog which has lots more detail on some of these ideas as well as a host of others.