Amsterdam is a city full of fun, crazy, exciting and fascinating attractions for the whole family! Kids will love the museums and attractions in the center of Amsterdam. A visit to the countryside of Holland is also very populair. See the tulips of Holland and visiting a windmills is a great way to experience Holland at it’s best. In this 10 tips we also include some attractions outside Amsterdam because some of the fun is just around the corner.
1. Keukenhof Gardens
Of course we start with Keukenhof Gardens. The flower park is great to visit with children. There is a nice playground, a maze, a children’s farm and of course the colorful flowers. A visit to Keukenhof guarantees great photos. Keukenhof has special kids tickets. Children up to 4 years can even use the flower park for free. From 4 to 17 years the entrance fee is only € 8.00. The family trip is not only very nice but also friendly for your wallet.
2. Artis Amsterdam Zoo
Visiting the Amsterdam Zoo Artis is fun for everyone. It’s the oldest zoo in Holland and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam. The zoo was founded in 1838 and is a unique zoo which also houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a zoological museum. For kids there are various playgrounds and they will love the animals. Adult tickets are € 23,00 and kids tickets are € 19,50.
3. NEMO Science Museum
Nemo Science Museum is a unique, interactive and educational attractions that’s fun for the whole family. The museum is located in the center of Amsterdam and aims to educate visitors about the wonders of science in the most fun way possible. NEMO Science Museum is housed in a gigantic boat-shaped copper building near Amsterdam Central Station. Tickets are € 17,50. Kids under 4 years are free.
4. This is Holland – Flight simulator
Do you not have much time but still wants to see Holland in a spectacular way? Then visit the This is Holland Flight simulator in the center of Amsterdam. You will see Holland from above in a 5D cinema. Take a seat and get ready for lift off. This is Holland uses the latest technology to give you a real flying sensation. Adults will pay € 15,50 and kids 4 – 12 years € 8,50.
5. Visit the windmills at Zaanse Schans
A visit to the Dutch countryside and windmills is great for all ages. Visit villages like Zaanse Schans and Volendam and take a boat trip on the Ijsselmeer lake to the former island Marken. Go cheese tasting at a cheese factory and see exciting demonstration by a traditional clog maker. And do not forget to take a look inside one of the antique working windmills. Book this tour online. There is a limited amount of people per tour. Adult price € 59,00 kids (5-12 years) € 29,50.
6. Johan Cruijff Arena
If you kids love football they will love this ‘Behind the scenes guided tour’ of the largest stadium in Holland. The Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium is a world-class stadium is located in the southeast of Amsterdam and is home of the Ajax football team. The price of the guided tour is adults € 15,00 and kids (5-12 years) € 10,00. Kids from 0 – 4 years are free. You will have to book your tour online because there is a limited amount of people per tour.
7. Efteling Themepark
The Efteling themepark is one of the most populair themeparks in Europe. It’s located around 100 kilometer (62 miles) form the center of Amsterdam but definitely worth a visit if you and your kids love themeparks. This unique park surrounded by nature makes you feel like you stepped into a fairytale. Tickets are € 42,00. Kids 0-3 years are free.
Feel like a giant in The Hague as you explore the cultural highlights of Holland at the miniature city of Madurodam. Tiny windmills, palaces and churches plus multimedia displays and interactive installations all teach you fascinating facts about Dutch heritage. There are even 17 gigantic tulips for you to pose around. Madurodam is 60 kilometer from Amsterdam but you can combine your visit with a visit to The Hague of Scheveningen Beach. Tickets are € 17,50. There is a family deal available online. 4 tickets for € 49,50.
9. Hop on Hop Off bus and or boat
A great way to explore Amsterdam with kids is getting on a Hop on Hop off bus or boat. You and your kids will see Amsterdam the fun way. For families there is a special Family Deal. With the family deal you will get a 24 hours ticket for boat + bus at a great discount price. 2 adults + 2 kids will cost just € 62,50 instead of € 117,00!
10. Eating at Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam
You can’t miss the Hard Rock Cafe in any city, but Amsterdam’s branch of the global dining and entertainment establishment is one of the most scenic! There is a special deal if you book your table online. Choose either the Gold Menu (main, dessert and a drink) for € 18,70 or the Diamond Menu (starter, main, dessert and a drink) for € 21,21 and rock your dining adventures in Amsterdam! A Kids Menu is available onsite.