7 Best Things To Do in Amsterdam With Kids

January, 27th 2020

Kids Amsterdam

Our favourite part of this past holiday season was the number of families that had a total blast inside our interactive experience 😁 Many of these families came to visit the city from other places in the Netherlands, and some of them from even further. And many of them asked us about the coolest things to do in Amsterdam with kids. These were our tips:

1. Nemo

This is a classic, one we’ve written about before! Nemo is an interactive science museum in the middle of Amsterdam harbour. And it contains interactive elements that will keep every member of your family occupied for hours!

Nemo 8 Outings for Your Amsterdam Must-See List

2. The Seagull Playground

This little gem is tucked away on the Westerdok just beyond the railroad at the head of the Princengracht. The first public playground of its kind, kids can climb, swing, and play on a converted boat. Don’t worry, the whole thing’s encased in safety netting! One of the most unique things to do with kids in Amsterdam, for sure.

speeltuin de meeuw things to do with kids in amsterdam

Photo by @FaceMePLS, on Flickr.

3. ICE Amsterdam

Feeling like an active afternoon with the family? Why not ice skate for a while on one of the most expansive and energetic open-spaces in the city?

ICE Amsterdam things to do in Amsterdam with kids

4. Monkey Town

A day at monkey town has a growing reputation as one of the coolest things to do with kids in Amsterdam. Spend an afternoon or a whole day in this fantastic indoor playground. Hang, swing, jump, climb, bounce, and play to your heart’s content.

Monkey Town Amsterdam Things to do with kids Amstedam

Photo by: Monkey Town

5. Drie Graefjes

Delicious cakes? ✅ Tasty coffees, teas, and juices? ✅  A super gezellige atmosphere? ✅ If you’ve got some down-time with the fam and your sweet tooth’s acting up, swing by this classic Amsterdam hot-spot.

taart de drie graefjes

Photo by: De Drie Graefjes

6. Powerzone

Powerzone by Central Station in Amsterdam has everything. This should be towards the top of your list of things to do with kids in Amsterdam, for sure. Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf, go bowling, and enjoy snacks (and a little bit of junk-food, too). Sometimes that’s exactly what a weekend in the city calls for 😉

Powerzone Amsterdam, things to do in Amsterdam with kids

Photo by: Kidzy

7. Youseum

Last but not least, we’d like to invite you to Youseum, which is quickly becoming one of the coolest destinations for families living in or visiting Amsterdam. Young and old(er) can pose, laugh, play, discover, and explore together in our fantastic interactive experience. There’s truly nothing else like it 🔵