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Activities to Do in Amsterdam with Kids

Visit the Nemo Museum, See the animals at Artis Zoo, Discover The Keukenhof Tulips, Tour Anne Frank House, Spend Evening at Nine Streets, Explore Vondelpark, Take A Ride On The Amstelpark Train, Play at Oosterpark and many more.

Discover some of the best things to do in Amsterdam with kids by visiting its numerous playgrounds, myriad of child-friendly cafes, and a host of other museums, attractions, and events. Considered one of the most family-friendly cities on the planet, Amsterdam offers a plethora of exciting activities to keep your little ones engaged and entertained for long hours.

Let their imaginations and inclination towards scientific phenomena grow from a young age through various interactive collections at the Nemo Museum. If your young ones show an interest in history and tales of war, visiting the Anne Frank House is definitely one of the top things to do with kids in Amsterdam. There are various activities that you can enjoy with your little ones amid nature that the city is blessed with in abundance. Take them to see the animals at Artis Zoo, delight in the sights of the Keukenhof Tulips, or enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the Vondelpark. Take them to the impressive Amstelpark for a fun train ride through playgrounds, hedge mazes, and secret gardens. Watch them perk up when you take them to Oosterpark that is specially designed for kids with a large playground and other excellent features.

Here are some of the best Activities to Do in Amsterdam with Kids:

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Visit the Nemo Museum

  • Exploring this one of a kind child friendly science museum is one of the best things to do in Amsterdam with kids.
  • Delight by trying the hands-on experiences offered here which allows kids to learn about shapes, light, sound, water, humankind, and more.
  • Captivate the imagination of children of all ages by the buttons, levers and pulleys as well as the bubbles into which they can step and watch the formation of clouds that bring rain.

Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands

10 AM – 5:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Also Checkout: Amsterdam Nightlife

Book Now: Nemo Science Museum Ticket

See the animals at Artis Zoo

  • Visit this historic Artis Zoo located right in the heart of the city if you are wondering what to do with kids in Amsterdam.
  • Watch your young ones get excited in the child-friendly interiors of this massive park that comprise a huge aquarium, and several other natural habitats for different animals.
  • Get enchanted by the monkey house or the butterfly area where the magnificent creatures can roam about freely.

Location: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Also Checkout: Museums In Amsterdam

Book Now: ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo Entry Ticket
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Operational Timings:

  • Bus- 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Frequency: Every 20 minutes
  • Boat- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Duration: Duration depends on your itinerary.

About the Hop On Hop Off Amsterdam Boat and Bus Pass:

Explore the prominent landmarks of Amsterdam by opting for this package. Take a tour of this beautiful city at your own pace by hopping on and off a boat and bus. An opportunity for you to customize this whole trip according to your convenience and visit only those attractions that you want to explore.

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise Location: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands

Operational Timings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)

Activity Duration: 1 Hour (Approx.)

About the Amsterdam Canal Cruise:

The Amsterdam canal cruise comes with an amazing 1-hour cruising experience through the pristine waters of Amsterdam. Witness the grand merchant houses, churches, and other notable landmarks as you pass under the beautiful bridges that are located on the waterways. Get a chance to sail across the most prominent canals in Amsterdam, including Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht. Plus, you get a multi-lingual GPS audio guide to help you get important information about the landmarks in your preferred language.

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Timing: 11:00 AM

Activity Duration: 1.5 hours (approx.)

Location: Meeuwenlaan 88, 1021 JK Amsterdam, Netherlands

About The Art of Play WONDR Experience, Amsterdam:

Unleash your inner child by having a fun time with your friends in Amsterdam's first-ever artistic playground which is made especially for adults. Play here as much as you want for straight 1.5 hours and enter into different sections of the attraction. Stay surrounded by the soft yet attractive interior colors and make this an unforgettable experience at the art of play WONDR experience.

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Activity Location: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Activity Timings: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Activity Duration: 4-5 Hours

About the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam:

Explore one of Amsterdam's most visited destinations, the Rijksmuseum which is a captivating cultural treasure trove that showcases the rich history of the Netherlands. Walk through different sections housing an extensive collection of over 8,000 masterpieces, ranging from iconic paintings to intricate sculptures and historical artefacts. See the iconic paintings by well-known artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen. Engage in interactive exhibits equipped with multimedia installations providing you with a fascinating insight into Dutch art, history & culture. Book tickets to Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and experience the grandeur of the Golden Age artistry which has now evolved to the contemporary expressions of today.

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Rijksmuseum Location: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum Operational Timings: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Note: The Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijks Shop, and Café are also open to visitors without a ticket from 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Duration: 4-5 Hours

About Rijksmuseum Tickets:

Explore one of Amsterdam's most visited destinations, the Rijksmuseum, where you can see a collection of artworks famous all around the globe. Walk through different sections of the museum to see the iconic paintings by well-known artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen. Stop by the one-of-a-kind painting that bursts its artist Van Gogh into tears watching it displayed at the museum 'The Jewish Brid'. By booking the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam tickets see the best some of the ancient sculptures and artworks like still-life paintings, biblical themes, portraits, and more.

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Activity Location: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Activity Timings: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Activity Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

About Van Gogh Museum:

Visit this famous Dutch art museum in Amsterdam and marvel at the world's largest art collection of Van Gogh, a renowned Dutch painter. Admire the amazing blend of art, culture & history as you explore various exhibits in the museum. Roam around various areas and marvel at 500 drawings, 200 paintings & 750 letters made by this famous Dutch artist. See some amazing paintings including Sunflowers, The Bedroom, & the Self Portrait, and get to know about his significant contribution to 19th-century art. Listen to the interesting narrations from a multilingual audio tour and gain some insights into Van Gogh's ways of working. Book tickets for Van Gogh Museum and admire his contemporaries including Monet & Gauguin.

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Discover The Keukenhof Tulips

  • Exult in the mesmerizing sights of millions of tulips stretched out in several rows at one of the most popular places to see these delicate flowers in the city.
  • Watching your little ones’ eyes light up at the sight of the gorgeous bulbs in every imaginable hue is one of the best things to do in Amsterdam with kids.
  • Interact with the hundreds of flower gardeners who come here to exhibit their works of art and learn about the different ways in which these beautiful flowers are grown.

Location: Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands

8 AM – 7:30 PM

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Book Now: Keukenhof Tickets with Bus Transfers
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Activity Location: Europalaan 1, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Activty Timings: 11:00am-6:00pm, daily

Activty Duration: 8 Hours (approx)

About the Efteling Park:

The largest Theme Park in the Netherlands, the Efteling Theme Park in Amsterdam is a magical world with engaging stories and thrilling rides. A fairy tale world where you can have a great time with your family, and especially kids with efteling park tickets. Kids love this place as it takes them near to those TV characters with joy and excitement. 

Efteling Park is a place where the kids and even the adults embark on a journey with Jokie and Jet in the Carnaval Festival and the daredevils explore the gold mine of Baron 1898 at 90 km/h. You can also glide through the secret corridors and magical rooms of Symbolica.With sparkling lights, icy entertainment, and warming bonfires, this is an unmissable destination on your visit to the Netherlands.

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Tour Anne Frank House

  • Taking your kids for a tour of the Anne Frank House, especially if they are interested in the history, is definitely among the top things to do with kids in Amsterdam.
  • Walk through the hallways and rooms of this tragic site with your kids if they are 10 years or older and let them know about the horrors of WWII.
  • Learn about the secret annex where the Frank family kept themselves hidden for 2 years from the atrocities of the Nazi Germans.
  • Go through photographs, original items, and film clips that are well preserved here to get a deep insight about its history.

Location: Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Also Checkout: Places To Visit In Amsterdam

Book Now: Anne Frank House Museum Tickets

Spend Evening at Nine Streets

  • Go exploring the picturesque nine streets in the area between the Singel, and Prinsengracht, if you are thinking what to do with kids in Amsterdam.
  • Delight in the intimate shopping areas on the beautiful streets that connect the canals with the house galleries, unique boutiques, and stylish cafés.
  • Check out the several clothing stores, places to eat, and gift shops, to buy unique gifts and  other souvenirs for your family and friends.
  • Enjoy serene sights of Amsterdam’s 17th century architecture and Canal Belt which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wolvenstraat 9, 1016 EM Amsterdam

Also Checkout: Amsterdam Walking Tour

Explore Vondelpark

  • Spend a fun-filled day at the city’s largest park that comes with several exciting features and is among the best things to do in Amsterdam with kids.
  • Go along the walking or biking paths, outdoor amphitheaters, cafes, and playgrounds that are very popular among kids of all ages.
  • Headout for a picnic and spend a carefree afternoon in the shade of the trees as you watch your little ones enjoy themselves in the wide open spaces of the conveniently located park.

Located in central Amsterdam 

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Also Book: Body Worlds Tickets

Take A Ride On The Amstelpark Train

  • Explore this child-friendly park which features a fun summer train that is certainly among the most exciting things to do with kids in Amsterdam.
  • Wind your way through the massive park across playgrounds as well as a little petting farm, a great maze, mini golf, and secret gardens.
  • Once you complete the joyful 15-minute train ride, take your children to check out the other interesting aspects of the park such as the play area, hedge maze, and children’s farm.

Location: Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1, 1083 GA Amsterdam, Netherlands

1:00 pm – 2:00 PM

Book Now: Straat Museum Tickets
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Nxt Museum Location: Asterweg 22, 1031 HP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Operational Timings: 10:15 AM - 9:45 PM

Activity Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (Approx.)

About Nxt Digital Art Museum Ticket, Amsterdam:

Get the Nxt Digital Art Museum Tickets Amsterdam and enter a world of futuristic art. Explore the 8 immersive art installations and delve into a world filled with light, movement, marvel, and interaction. You can look at the art developed by Dutch and international new media artists, observe masterpieces that go beyond technical possibilities and applications, move beyond the bounds of form and inspire movement (physical, mental, or emotional).

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Play at Oosterpark

  • Head to this park located on the eastern end of the city that boasts large green spaces and is also much less crowded than the other parks here.
  • Get the thrill of venturing through the undulating obstacle course that has been designed like a massive roller coaster.
  • Let your kids have a wonderful time in the massive playground as they try different tire swings and fun slides, all of which are among the best things to do in Amsterdam with kids.

Location: Oosterpark, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Book Now: Amaze Amsterdam

People Also Ask About Amsterdam

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Amsterdam with Kids?

    • Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
    Don't think any further on what to do with your kids in Amsterdam and treat your little ones to this delectably sweet Dutch delicacy that comprises two thin waffle cookies with a caramel filling. Let them pick the best toppings in this pretty little outlet known for their made to order stroopwafels.

    • The Houseboat Museum
    Going to see all the different houseboats along the canals is one of the best things to do with kids in Amsterdam. You can see as many as 2,500 houseboats in the Amsterdam canals of which several remain moored near the city center.
  2. Which are the famous beaches in Amsterdam?

    • Zandvoort Aan Zee
    This is one of the most popular beaches in Amsterdam with the best waves, sands, and surf where you can spend a relaxed day basking in the sun.

    • Wijk Aan Zee
    One of the widest city beaches in the entire country, this beach has large stretches of golden sand where locals come to enjoy wind surfing as well as kite flying.

    • Strandzuid
    Popular for being a venue for big and major events in the city, this beach is also great for sunbathing, dining, drinking, and table football.
  3. How to Reach Amsterdam?

    • By Air
    The Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam is the biggest and busiest airport here and it is just 11 km away from the city center. It is connected by regular flights and popular airlines from various cities across the world. 

    • By Rail
    You can visit Amsterdam by train from several other European cities by availing the comprehensive rail network. The Amsterdam Central Station is the biggest station in the city which operates fast moving trains from cities like Brussels, London, and Frankfurt

    • By Road
    You can also travel to Amsterdam by road from other cities in Europe such as Frankfurt and London, by either hiring a car or taking a bus service
  4. What is the best time to visit Amsterdam?

    The best time to visit Amsterdam is between the months of May and August as the weather is ideal for all the sightseeing activities. This comprises the spring and summer months here when the weather is not very chilly and there are chances of little rainfall.
  5. What are the top attractions & activities to do in Netherlands that you can book via Thrillophilia?

    Following, are the top attractions & activities to do in the Netherlands that you can book via Thrillophilia:
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