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

Stromma Cruise

Amsterdam is all the more spectacular seen from the water. The #1 Canal Cruise in ...

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 ...


Invisible yet all around us, and if you put them all together they would weigh more than all of the humanity combined, ...

Madame Tussauds

Are you ready for Amsterdam’s most fun and interactive attraction? Then step into the amazing world of Madame ...

Body Worlds

BODY WORLDS Amsterdam will take you on a fascinating journey through the human body. The ...

Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tour

The fantastic Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tour takes you on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the ...

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank ...

NEMO Science

NEMO houses loads of experiments and exhibitions inside its giant green hull on Oosterdok. No matter your background you ...

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 ...

Rembrandt House

What was Rembrandt's life really like? Where did the Netherlands' most renowned artist etch and paint his masterpieces? ...