With kids


Amsterdam is also a great city for children! Are you a parent, grandparent or babysitter? The Dutch capital is a top destination for families. Whether the children are toddlers or teenagers. No other city offers so much fun, silly, informative, exciting and fascinating attractions like Amsterdam.


There are many special attractions just for children in the city, but also several museums offer special activities for kids. A number of museums even have a separate area geared toward the young visitors. So forget the deadly quit and dusty showrooms: these sites are filled with fun activities and do-it-yourself exhibitions. Your kids will have a blast, and even learn something from it as well.

A city for all ages

There are many fun things to do all over Europe, but there isn't a nicer and kid-friendlier city than Amsterdam. Almost the entire city, with the exception of the Red Light District of course, is very suitable for children. The city center of Amsterdam is compact, and you can pretty much explore the whole city easily on foot, or by public transportation.

Where else can you admire a palace built on 13,659 poles, take a pedal boat through the canals and come face to face with Johnny Depp? Where else can you see thousands of animals from the most exotic countries, scare yourself to death in a real dungeon and feed the pigeons on the Dam Square. Where else can you climb three churches in one day, take a ride in a vintage tram and look around a replica of a famous historical VOC ship of 1749? Where else can you take a boat tour through the canals, visit a working windmill and take the train to the largest airport in the Netherlands via a tunnel? And do not forget the world-class museums, historical treasures and outdoor activities such as tours, boating and biking.

In a child-friendly city like Amsterdam, there's no family that will be bored. If you want to stay an extra day in the Dutch capital, it isn't difficult to compile a fun program. The list below features some of the greatest tips to see and do. They are suitable for children of all ages.

Top 10 for Kids

1Stromma Cruise

Stromma Cruise

Amsterdam is all the more spectacular seen from the water. The #1 Canal Cruise in Amsterdam takes you to many of the city’s highlights within one hour. The Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House, the narrowest house in Amsterdam: you’ll be able to see all of them during this canal ...

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    2VOC schip Amsterdam

    VOC schip Amsterdam

    The original 'Amsterdam' sailed the North Sea in 1749, en route to the Far East. In a heavy storm the rudder broke off and the ship stranded on the English south coast. On this replica you'll find out what it was like to live and work on a ship from that time. How long did a voyage take on a VOC ship to Asia? Did the cabin boys sleep in ...

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      Oosterdok 117, Amsterdam
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      Invisible yet all around us, and if you put them all together they would weigh more than all of the humanity combined, according to some estimates. We share our existence with countless microscopic lifeforms which we’ll never get to see in our day to day lives. How can we learn more about these organisms? Enter Micropia. ...

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        Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam
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        4Madame Tussauds

        Madame Tussauds

        Are you ready for Amsterdam’s most fun and interactive attraction? Then step into the amazing world of Madame Tussauds right in the centre of town. Enjoy surprising encounters with famous performers, royalty, film stars, artists and more! The place to be Madame Tussauds’ collection of wax figures has recently been transformed ...

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          Dam 20, Amsterdam
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          5Body Worlds

          Body Worlds

          Body Worlds Amsterdam will take you on a fascinating journey through the human body. The exhibition displays real plastinated bodies, giving you a unique peek ...

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            Damrak 66, Amsterdam
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            6Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tour

            Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tour

            The fantastic Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tour takes you on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Netherlands’ largest stadium, the ...

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              ArenA Boulevard 1, Amsterdam
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              7Anne Frank House

              Anne Frank House

              Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 in ...

                Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam
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                8The Upside Down

                The Upside Down

                Visit the world's largest upside down social media experience. Learn about The Netherlands through 25 immersive and interactive settings with upside down designs and mind bending optical ...

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                  Europaboulevard 5, Amsterdam
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                  9NEMO Science

                  NEMO Science

                  NEMO houses loads of experiments and exhibitions inside its giant green hull on Oosterdok. No matter your background you will learn something new and have fun while doing it. ...

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                    Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam
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                    10Artis Royal Zoo

                    Artis Royal Zoo

                    Artis offers many possibilities for an enjoyable and exciting day out. You can take a look at animals from all parts of the world. Or you can visit the Geological Museum, the Zoological Museum, ...

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                      Plantage Kerklaan 38 40, Amsterdam
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                      » View our complete 'see & do' list with many more museums, attractions, monuments and other places of interest.