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.
Amsterdam Nemo Science Center
Going on vacation to Amsterdam with the kids and thinking of what attractions could be great for them, and enjoyable for you as well? Head to the Nemo Science Center, a fascinating museum for every age!
There are hundreds of Amsterdam tourism spots worth exploring, however not all of them are suitable for children. Our tip: an ideal family attraction is the Nemo Science Center. With five floors packed with experiments and attractions, Nemo science and technology center offers something for every member of the family and kids will just love the interactive exhibits here where they are allowed to touch and try everything. When visiting the museum, don’t miss out on playing with the giant soap bubbles and make sure you check a couple of experiments in the wonder laboratory. Or you could ride a space bike through the universe!
During the summer, the building’s roof terrace turns into a little beach – another feature that the kids will love. While the kids play, you can enjoy the great views of the city from the roof. Want more information about Amsterdam with kids? We have plenty of tips on other family activities in the city in our free video guides.
Get to know the Nemo science center in Amsterdam
The museum is open daily between 10:00 – 17:30 and is closed on most Mondays. The entrance is 15 Euro, but when you hold one of the Amsterdam city passes (like the I Amsterdam Card or the Holland Pass), you can go in for free or you pay only half the price! This same card gives you free entrance and discounts on many other museums and attractions in Amsterdam, which makes it a worthwhile purchase for tourists that want to see as much as possible during their Amsterdam trip. On top of that, the card will let you skip the line, so it will not only save you money, but also a lot of precious time! Watch our special video guides to learn more about the Amsterdam passes and other budget tips that help you see more and spend less during your vacation.
Wondering how to get to the Nemo Science Center? Here’s a few suggestions. Because the Netherlands are so flat, it’s very easy to get around on foot or by bicycle; there is no shortage of tourist bicycle rental places in Amsterdam. Another good option for travelling in Amsterdam is taking the tram, that you have free use of when you hold the Amsterdam pass. Not the quickest, but a fun option is to go to the museum by boat… check if the specific Amsterdam pass that you’ve chosen offers a free cruise that passes the Nemo museum.
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.
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!
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!
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!