There are many cool things to do in Amsterdam that your kids will love. We made a selection to help you out with choosing some of the most fun activities.
Amsterdam Zoo Artis
One of the oldest zoos in the country, ARTIS is fun for young and old. The zoo contains a huge amount of different species including penguins, wolves, giraffes, and more. There’s also an impressive art collection, a zoological library, a planetarium, and a lot of monuments found throughout the area. While not as big as some other zoos in The Netherlands, you can still easily spend a whole day here.
Like London and New York, Amsterdam also has a branch of Madame Tussauds. Founded in 1970, it was the first Madame Tussauds that was opened in mainland Europe as well as being the first foreign branch. See wax sculptures of famous Dutch and international people, fictional and non-fictional. Pose with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Lionel Messi and Taylor Swift. Or make selfies with superheroes like Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man.
NEMO Science Museum
Probably one of the most fun museums for kids in Amsterdam. At NEMO you can learn all about the wonders of science and you can get hands-on with a lot of cool experiments. Some of the topics covered in exhbitions are the human body, the universe, mathematics, energy and construction.
This is Holland
Soar like an eagle and swoop over some of Holland’s best bits! Thanks to This is Holland‘s huge spherical screen and a host of cool special effects including wind and smells, you can tour the Netherlands without moving your feet. See heritage sites, windmills, Amsterdam’s famous canals, and more.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
This place is all about the weird and amazing things our world has to offer. At Ripley’s there are more than 500 exhibits and artifacts organized in 19 themed galleries. Fun and interesting for young and old!
This experience is a little more for the older kids, but young kids will probably love it too. Youseum combines a photo studio, an art installation, and a playground. The perfect place to take pics for social media or just for fun!
Pancake Boat Amsterdam
Which kid doesn’t like pancakes? Enjoy delicious pancakes while cruising the river IJ and have a wonderful view on the city of Amsterdam. The Pancake Boat cruise takes 75 minutes and offers all-you-can-eat pancakes.
Looking for a free and fun way to spend some time with kids, why not visit one of the many petting zoos throughout the city?