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.

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...

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...

Ice cream shops

Nothing's better on a warm day than a delicious frozen treat. Amsterdam has a number of excellent ice cream shops turning out Italian-style gelato or ...

King's Day family fun

Aside from children being able to try their hand at trading on King's Day (formerly Queen's Day), there are also plenty more activities taking place a...

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...

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...