Family and kids in Amstelveen
Amstelveen offers a wealth of entertainment for a family day out, with many options concentrated within the massive Amsterdamse Bos. From rope-climbing parks to kid playgrounds, farms and pools, you can find everything you need.
Ridammerhoeve Goat Farm
Right in the heart of the Amsterdamse Bos, Ridammerhoeve is an organic goat farm which produces a range of dairy products - all for sale at the café and farm shop. Enjoy a goat’s milk hot chocolate or an organic sandwich with goat cheese on the terrace. Younger guests will find lots to entertain themselves amongst the animals, with opportunities to feed and pet the baby goats depending on the time of year. The farm also organises all kinds of activities, including cheese-making workshops, high teas and birthday parties.
This farm and pancake house in the Amsterdamse Bos is the perfect refuelling stop for the whole family. With a big terrace, views over the fields and rustic and wooden beamed interiors, it’s filled with charm. Spend some quality time feeding deer or relaxing while the little ones are scaling the play area.
Groot Kinderbad Amsterdamse Bos
Smack dab in the middle of the park you will find the play pools that are filled with water from May to September from 10:00 to 19:00 as long as the weather is dry and the temperature is above 20 degrees. During September, the pools are only open on the weekends if these conditions are met. With a nearby kiosk for supplies and available amenities, this area provides a safe and comfortable space for toddlers up to 4 years old to explore and play. Browses other children’s play spaces here (in Dutch).
Fun Forest Climbing Park
Looking for a unique experience amongst the treetops? This high-rope adventure park offers visitors the chance to move through the Amsterdam Forest on ropes, ladders, bridges, zip lines and various other climbing elements. Enjoy an adventure with your friends, family or colleagues and feel connected by nature.
On the other side of Amstelveen, close to the Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, this play farm is an absolute haven for children who can play with rabbits, pigs, goats, hens, sheep, and much more. Kids can also join in the many activities planned on the farm, such as baking bread or activities tied to the holidays. You will find tea house ‘In den Pappot’ next to the farm where kids can enjoy an ice cream made with locally sourced ingredients.
The Amstelveen puppet theatre’s goal is to bring visual theatre to a wide array of audiences through performances and workshops that are intended for children ages 2 to 12. They often host fun and interactive plays that engage children while remaining educational and whimsical.
The Cobra Museum holds a special museum atelier for kids every Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 and Wednesday from 13:00 to 16:00. The little visitors can follow their imagination and practice techniques inspired by the Cobra artists. The drawings can be taken home or pinned to the collective collage wall.
Explore the picking garden of Amstelveen where everyone can get their share of flowers, join a creative workshop or host a party. For 12.50 you can pick 20 stems that vary through the seasons: tulips and peonies in spring; marigolds and sunflowers in the summer; dahlias and gladioli in the autumn. There is certainly enough here for a beautiful bouquet.Kids can also join workshops such as making a mirror mosaic, porcelain painting and even robot carpentry.
Fun Center Amstelveen
Get your dose of family entertainment in the heart of Amstelveen. With lots of fun activities and spaces such as the trampoline park, laser game arena, arcades and karaoke party room, the Fun Center is an excellent choice for a day of indoor fun when the weather just isn’t cooperating.