Cinekid Festival

The Cinekid Festival gives families the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see how all their favourite television shows and films are made. Boasting events, film screenings, workshops and masterclasses, as well as interactive VR installations, stop-motion musicals and selfie workshops, there really is something for the whole family. 

Cinekid Festival // Westergasfabriek and various locations // 21-27 October

Life in the Universe exhibition at NEMO Science Museum

Visitors to NEMO’s new 'Life in the Universe' exhibition will go on an expedition to the farthest corners of the universe, past stars many billions of years old to planets that could support human life. On this interstellar journey you’ll also learn more about the human race and its origins on Earth. If that wasn’t enough, there's also the chance to touch a 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite. Cosmic.

Life in the Universe // Nemo Science Museum // 14-31 October

The Brushes award winners at Rijksmuseum

The Brushes Awards honour the most beautifully illustrated children's books of the year, and this exhibition features the winners’ stunning work. Exhibits include drawings by Floor Rieder, who received the Gold Penseel (Brush) for her work on Het raadsel van alles wat leeft (The Riddle of All Living Things), as well as works by Anton van Hertbruggen and Annemarie van Haeringen. The drawings are on show in the Rijksmuseum daily.

The Brushes award winners // Rijksmuseum // until February 2018

KLIK! Animation Festival

As well as it’s huge roster of film screenings, special guests and ‘never grow up’ theme, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival offers a special programme just for kids. On it you’ll find only the best and kid-friendliest films for little ones (and not so little ones), whether it's animated adventures or original stories you won’t see on TV.

KLIK! Animation Festival // EYE Filmmuseum // 17-22 October

I Want Candy Halloween party

This authentic Halloween kid’s party will feature games, face-painting, pumpkin-carving and a spooky buffet breakfast. Doors open at 10:00, and the event finishes at 11:30 with a special trick or treat walk along the Max Euweplein. Tickets cost €15.95, and children aged 2 years and under eat for free. 

I Want Candy // Hard Rock Cafe // 29 October