family/kids

Amsterdam is a great town for activities with kids. The majority of places are family-friendly anyway, and the parks and the zoo and the ice-rink are all-time favourites, but there is also a large range of cultural activities for children, from the cultural (some museums have their own kids’ branch or are even fully dedicated to the little ones, such as science museum Nemo) to the sporty.

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...

Canal cruising

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and recla...

NDSM Vrijhaven King’s Day

tt. Neveritaweg
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM Vrijhaven bij NDSM-werf
27/04/2019
Everyone is welcome at NDSM Vrijhaven, a free event on the old wharf of Amsterdam that celebrates King’s Day with music, food and ...

Bredeweg Festival

Bredeweg
1098 BR AMSTERDAM
Bredewegfestival
26/04/2019 - 27/04/2019
Characterised by a family-friendly vibe, the (free) Bredeweg Festival in the Oost District of Amsterdam is a bustling street fiest...

King’s Games

Diverse Locaties
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Koningsspelen
19/04/2019
A few days before King's Day, more than 1.5 million children at 7,500 schools around the nation will engage in sports and exercise...

Ice skating

When the temperatures dip, the Dutch start dreaming of another frozen winter and the prospect of ice skating outdoors. Weather forecasts are watched e...

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 ...

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...