Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Amsterdam

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Most people may hesitate to take their kids or family along with them while planning a holiday trip to Amsterdam. This is because of their misconception that the Dutch capital is not an appropriate city for kids. Many factors may contribute to this such as the legal sale of marijuana, the Red Light District, and all. However, not many know that Amsterdam is actually one of the most beautiful cities in the world that you can travel around along with your kids.

Riding a bike with your kids, taking them to some of the famous restaurants, parks, or food markets here, are some of the most common things that you can do on your Amsterdam city tours. In fact, there are numerous kid-friendly activities, which you can try when in the Dutch capital, such as the Amsterdam canal tour, visiting the famous museums, and learning about zoos in the city, etc. In short, it is guaranteed that your kids will love Amsterdam city and they will cherish the trip for the rest of their life. Some of the best kid-friendly things that you can do here are given below.


This is a 19th Century theater that showcases an incredible foray into creativity during the Art Deco period. This whimsical and extravagant theater is sure to amaze your kids, especially its interior that entails many outstanding attractions such as handmade carpets, stained glass, exotic woods, painted murals, etc.

The movie theater got its name from its creator, Abraham Tuschinski. This ancient theater was restored in the year 2002 and the makers tried their best to reclaim all the historical elements in it. Many movies are screened in this theatre even now and you may book one by checking their schedule. Even if you are not interested in watching a movie, just step into this building to enjoy its pure visual appeal.

Madame Tussauds Museum

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Madame Tussauds is the most famous museums in the world that are dedicated to creativity. The museum display a number of wax statues that are modeled after historical figures and modern day celebrities. In Amsterdam, the Madame Tussauds museum is located in the heart of the city. Unsurprisingly, a number of tourists flock to this amazing museum every year in order to marvel at the well-known and creative wax statues.

The wax figures in the museum are divided into many groups such as the music zone, sports gallery, Holland’s golden age, and TV studio backstage. There are videos and audios that are perfect to place each figure in context. It adds to the overall entertainment quotient as well. Your kids can click their photos with the famed personalities, and they may also learn something about the Dutch history while enjoying the displays.

Amsterdamse Bos

Take your kids to this huge city park that offers some of the best wildlife activities in the Dutch capital. This park became functional in 1934 and is well secluded from the hustle and bustle of the Amsterdam, city. Your kids will surely love the place, as many exciting and adventurous attractions conducted in the park all through the year; you may choose the ones that are appropriate for your kids.

Some of the kid-friendly activities here include rowing, boating in small rented vessels, children’s park, open-air theatre, organic goat farm, etc. Additionally, there is a small, but incredible museum here too, that will walk you through the history of some rare species of flora and fauna. There are biking, hiking, and jogging paths in the woods also, but note that the trails are not that simple, and hence, it is recommended to take a map along with you.

Anne Frank Museum

You cannot wrap up your Amsterdam tours without visiting the popular Anne Frank museum. As the name indicates, the museum exhibits almost every important thing that played a role when she and her family were hiding from the Nazi soldiers. The most popular attractions here are obviously Anne Frank’s fountain pen and dairy. While strolling through the museum, you may sometimes feel the presence of helpless souls who hid behind the secret doors aspiring for a better future and freedom.

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Coming here with your kids is a good way to make them realize how lucky they are, while you can also enlighten them about an important part in the Dutch history. Note that the Anne Frank museum is one of the top-rated attractions in Amsterdam, and hence, it will be really crowded. So, it is recommended to reach here early in order to skip the long and tiring queues.

Amsterdam Canal Tour

Your holidays in Amsterdam are incomplete if you do not opt for an Amsterdam canal tour. In fact, this is one of the best ways to enjoy the enchanting beauty of the city. There are numerous canal tour packages available such as dinner cruise, pizza cruise, hop-on-hop-off cruise, daytime cruise, and many more. You may pick one that is appropriate for your budget as well as your kids.

The average ticket price for a person is around 22 Euros. You may consult with your private Amsterdam tour guide for further details.