Amsterdam with kids things to do

Visiting Amsterdam with kids? We believe that travelling with children can and should be comfortable, exciting and fun. The city has a lot of great family attractions and activities, and here we have the top 5 locals’ picks.

Amsterdam with children: top 5 things to do

1. Artis Royal Zoo
2. NEMO Science museum
3. Treasure hunt at the Van Gogh museum
4. LEGO Store Amsterdam
5. OBA Amsterdam public library

1. Artis Royal Zoo

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Next to the zoo itself, Artis has an aquarium, a planetarium, Micropia, the world’s only museum of microbes and bacteria, and numerous playgrounds. Here you will see 750 animal species including elephants, lions, zebras, and giraffes.

ARTIS is open daily, all year round. You can visit it also during holidays and weekends, and always discover something new.

Tip! You can also visit the Artis Royal Zoo for free with your I amsterdam city card. The only thing you need to do is to book a time slot (for free) at the Artis official website (choose option I already have a ticket – ARTIS-Park Time slot ticket holder).

Artis Royal zoo, Amsterdam with children and family

2. NEMO Science museum

NEMO Science Museum educates children about the fascinating world of science. Its collection contains 17.000 technology objects. You can touch, play games and experiment with everything you see here.

Amsterdam ideas of family city trip, NEMO museum

On the roof of the NEMO museum there is an open-air exhibition Energetica and a beautiful terrace with a panoramic view.

NEMO science museum Amsterdam

3. Treasure hunt at the Van Gogh museum

At the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam children can do the Treasure hunt with fun task that help to explore the world Van Gogh’s paintings. The treasure hunt is free, you can pick it up from the Information desk inside the museum.

4. LEGO Store Amsterdam

The LEGO flagship store in Amsterdam is a paradise for kids (and some parents too)! Here you will find LEGO sculptures inspied by the Dutch history and culture, such as an Escher staircase, the Mint tower, Van gogh portait, a Dutch windmill and many other.

LEGO flagship store in Amsterdam

There is also a play area, pick-a-brick displays, a Minifigure Factory, a Mosaic Maker that creates personalized portraits from LEGO blocks.

Address: Kalverstraat 57, 1012 NZ Amsterdam.

5. OBA Amsterdam public library

OBA Amsterdam library is a popular place among the city residents with kids. You can enter the library and enjoy its facilites for free.

Amsterdam, things to go with kids, OBA library

The ground floor of OBA library is perfectly designed for children. There are play corners, educational facilities and thousands of children books in different languages.

Tip: enjoy a great panoramic view over Amsterdam from the library top floor!

Address: Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

Enjoy your family stay in Amsterdam!

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