Amsterdam for Kids

Visiting Amsterdam with kids? Looking for a fun attractions that suit your entire family? You are in the right place! Here are our top tips:

Let’s start with some sightseeing. There are plenty of things to do when you’re travelling with kids in Amsterdam and visiting the city center is one of them! The center of Amsterdam is built on more than ninety islands, with four hundred bridges connecting them to one another. This means that one of the easiest, most relaxing and at the same time exciting ways to tour the city is with a canal cruise. There are all sorts of cruises, including a hop on hop off canal cruise, a pizza cruise that combines dinner and sightseeing, and more.

Next, consider visiting one of Amsterdam’s museums with your kids. The most famous museums in the city are the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum. The good news is that kids and teenagers can visit them for free. The bad news is that you will have to stand in a very long line to buy your own tickets. Our tip? Pre-book your adult tickets, or get the I Amsterdam card or the Holland pass which will grant you free entry or tickets with a discount, and will usually give you skip the line option to lots of popular museums and attractions, canal cruises and many other activities.

Enjoy Amsterdam with Kids

During the cold winter months, parts of Amsterdam transform into a winter wonderland. Around Christmas, you can usually find a big ice skating rink on the Museumplein (Museum Square), right in front of the Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum. Also the bustling Leidseplein square offers an ice skating rink from November till January, where you can rent ice skates and buy typical Dutch treats – the kids will love it and the atmosphere is magical. And if you get really lucky, there might even be ice on the canals of the city – a truly beautiful sight!

If you are looking for a fun tour in Amsterdam for kids, then take them to the NEMO Science Center. This is a great place to spend a couple of hours with all the family, without anyone getting bored. Most of the exhibits in this museum are interactive and allow children to play with and explore the world of science. And right next door is the Maritime Museum, with a life size replica of a Galleon ship for your little pirates to explore.

Here’s a couple more ideas for attractions in Amsterdam for kids. What about a visit to Artis Zoo or the Vondelpark – a big city park with free entrance where your kids can hang around for hours? Watch our videos for more information about Amsterdam’s top attractions, museums, nightlife and shopping.

Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Delft and The Hague Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to see the famous Zaanse Schans windmills and the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam. Then, continue your day trip from Amsterdam with visits to two don't-miss Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Amsterdam, this action-packed, full-day tour shows you the best of the Netherlands. Even better, you'll enjoy about a 10% discount when you buy these tours in this way.

USD 92.65$

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills! Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashioned cheese-making in Volendam. Watch a shoemaker make clogs in Marken, and capture photos of the windmills the Netherlands is famous for in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Throughout this half-day trip, listen to commentary about the history, culture and sights of the Netherlands.

USD 46.33$

Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam

Discover Bruges – one of the most captivating cities in Belgium – on this day trip from Amsterdam. After traveling to Bruges by coach, you will receive a brief overview of city sights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, enjoy 5 full hours exploring the churches, canals and lace shops of Bruges on your own. See the Begijnhof, the city gates and the eye-catching windmills. And indulge in some delicious Belgian chocolates on your ride back to Amsterdam!

USD 81.07$

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

Simplify your trip to Amsterdam with the I Amsterdam City Card, a pass that gives you free admission to museums and public transport throughout the city. Gain free entry to 38 museums including the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandthuis Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. Enjoy unlimited free public transport, a free canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. This pass is the perfect way for independent travelers to make the most of their time in Amsterdam and save money too!

USD 56.75$

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour from Amsterdam

Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens on this hassle-free tour from Amsterdam. Travel by comfortable coach through the Netherlands’ countryside filled with blooming flower fields, and then enjoy three hours walking through the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy among the vibrant display of millions of spring tulips!

USD 57.91$