10 fun things to do with kids in Amsterdam
A visit to the Netherlands would be nothing without a visit to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijks museum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.
Amsterdam and its nearby places has many areas for tourist visits. However, there are many areas where a person can take their kids and have a good time. On weekends and during holidays there are special tours for kids guided by a baroness.There are many areas in the city where you can go with your kids and enjoy.
Here are some of the Top 10 fun things to do with kids in Amsterdam, Netherlands for residents or tourists:
Kids will love the canal tours that provide a view of the city from a different angle: the water. There are even boats that act as shelters for stray cats and boats that have turned into bicycle storage platforms. Seeing this type of living hood would be an amazing Kids will love to enjoy the canal tours.
Science center NEMO:
The Nemo science museum is great for younger kids. If you travel with older kids, don’t miss out on the Scheepvaart museum, Rijks museum or the Anne Frank House. Even in winter, Amsterdam is a great place to visit: Snow in Amsterdam.
Annie Frank House:
The Anne Frank House is a writer’s house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. She was known for her world-famous diary while hiding in occupied Holland.A visit to the Anne Frank House is maybe more appropriate for older children (10 and up),but it is tremendously important and educational. The secret hiding place where Anne and her family were hidden, as Annie’s father is only the camp survivor.
Efteling- Fairytale themed Amusement Park:
This Parkis located at Europalaan 1, Kaatsheuvel, and The Netherlands. This place is good for residents as well as many tourists. The park has many attractions for kids as well. Kids can enjoy the ride in the theme park. The attractions are based on elements of ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore. This amusement park is at a short distance from Amsterdam,e. around one hour drive.
The Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s most famous park, and it has lots to offer kids. There’s the Kinderkookcafé where little dishes can be cooked by the children while the parents enjoy a cup of coffee, and there’s a lovely paddling pool where you can ride on padding boat. Also, there is a little playground where all the Amsterdam residents especially parents seem to gather on a hot summer day. The Melkhu is has a terrace in summer and a good playground in the right side to it.
Rent a Bakefiets:
A great and very enjoyable way to get around Amsterdam is on a bakfiets. There are bike lanes everywhere, and cars are very much accustomed to all the bikes around, so it’s all as safe as can be. You need not worry about safety much. They can be rented in numerous places around the city, and your kids will love this way of transportation.Also, Children do more enjoy this ride. As children are much influenced by new things. You can go inside somewhere by leaving them just corner on the sidewalk, but make sure that you lock them properly. As it is important to lock them if you are going inside somewhere because you have to return them later.
You can find the place slightly outside the canal area is the Scheldestraat, where there are a few great kids shops to be found. Amstel park is not very far away and offers some good playgrounds and a little city farm where you can chill and relax. We are mentioning some of the things which you can find there. As, the world famous Dutch character Miffy has her own shop here, there’s Kotter & Co for kid’s clothes and accessories, Meys & Co for kid’s shoes, In food Feduzzi’s for great Italian food (take-away), and if you’re looking for a great place for breakfast, lunch or tea, @7 is the perfect place to go with kids.
Nine little streets is a place packed with interesting shops and boutiques. It is worth to visit this place as a tourist. You definitely love to visit this place with your Kids. Think fashion, art, design, and even a toothbrush shop. ‘Pancakes & lot more’ is a great, child-friendly place to stop for lunch and eat. Where you can find all international varieties of pancakes, including the Dutch, of course).
You should visit this place if your kids are interested in architecture, you will find Java/KNSM island is an interesting On Java Island, you find that there was modern Amsterdam, i.e., with canals and contemporary canal houses. You’ll get a good idea of the city planning and obviously the famous modern Dutch architecture. In KNSM Island you will find that there are some bigger apartments in interesting shapes. There are also some lovely (kids) shops on the main street, special mention like Keet in Huis, Pol’s Potten and Sissy Boy Homeland. Also a small playground across the street. A pleasant and nice place to go with family.
Sand and surf:
Children will love to do these activities:
Beaches Texel and the Frisian Islands have excellent beaches for kids. Much of the west coast is one long beach; Scheveningen near Den Haag is well-suited for families.
Windsurfing Amsterdam’s newest neighborhood, IJburg, offers great windsurfing, with rentals available from Surfcenter IJburg.
Mudflats North of Groningen, whole day can be spent playing out in the mud. There hours of muddy enjoyment and you’re expected to get dirty in the mud. Wadlopen (e.,mudflat-walking) lets you head out to sea when the vast tidal areas are clear of water due to low tide.
Surfing Learn to surf on surfboards, Texel, which has many other activities – such as horse riding which is aimed at kids.
Modern Train Museum:
Most enjoyable part for children is trained Sound like Sneek Woo-hoo! Pop pop! Trains roll over bridges and through mountain tunnels in a series of incredibly elaborate dioramas and amazing scenes.
The IJ is a body of water, formerly a bay, in the Dutch province of North Holland. Amsterdam’s waterfront it is known by that name. At this place, an adult would love to have a different type of beers. This river IJ is considered as the lifeblood of Amsterdam. You will find that this river place ignored by most tourist guides but it’s worth to go to that place,and there is so much to see and do enjoy on the riverfront. This place would be a must visit with kids if you are in Amsterdam.
The Houseboat museum (Woonbootmuseum) that shows its uniqueness among other museums. This Museum in Amsterdam depicts what it’s like to live in a traditional Dutch houseboat. There are over 2,250 houseboats in Amsterdam however prices are though somewhat similar to buying a standard house at a place,but the experience of living in the boat is different.
That’s the wonderful place which you can visit in Amsterdam especially with kids. This market is the world’s only floating flower market. It is sited on a single between Koningsplein and Muntplein in the city’s southern canal belt. As we know flowers considered as essentials in Amsterdam. You can also find gift shops situated there in the flower market.
Royal Palace of Amsterdam:
It is located in the heart of Dutch capital,e., Amsterdam. Visitors are welcome to discover an enchanting collection of artworks and furnishings. Although you get wonderful service at that place. Sometimes this place seems to be overcrowded but worth to visit. The magnificent Royal Palace is not only one of the Netherlands’ most famous historical buildings; it is the only palace in the country that is both available for the public to visit and in active use. From the authorities for an additional time and activities. Fun activities for kids and adults include trampoline, laser tag, spin zone, etc.
Magere Brug is a bridge. This is one of the oldest bridge in Amsterdam; Bridge has arched structure,e., nine arched structure. This Bridge has a very interesting story. This bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in Amsterdam along with its unique story. Do visit there with your kids you will enjoy visiting this place in Amsterdam.