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...

Amsterdam canal tours

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

Petting zoos

Petting zoos are the perfect way to give city kids a taste of life in the countryside. Amsterdam is home to a remarkable number of locations where you...

Restaurants & cafés

Amsterdam’s many restaurant and cafés are generally very welcoming to families and children. If this is your first visit, be sure to stop at a pancake...

Outdoor & active

From toddlers to teenagers, Amsterdam offers tons of fun activities for children of all ages – as well as their parents!

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...

Museums & attractions

Amsterdam’s museums have plenty to offer even the most restless children. Forget complete silence and stuffy displays – these attractions are filled w...