You’ve been waiting for it and now its here, we’re taking you to Amsterdam! Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ buzzing capital city, with its beautifully picturesque row houses, canals, flowers, and markets. Amsterdam has a large and growing international community, and therefore the city is very geared towards foreigners. Amsterdam is particularly beautiful on blue-sky summer days, but it can be tricky to find out what to do on a beautiful day out with the kids. So whether you’re a näppsitter or a parent, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive list of our Amsterdam favourites!
You love food, the kids love food…what better way to spend the day? Chocolates, cheese, pancakes, stroopwafels, all accompanied by history and culture. This tour is suitable for kids (and adults) of all ages, and is a fun and unique way to spend time the day!
Vondelpark is kind of like Amsterdam’s Central Park, and is loved by Amsterdammers and tourists alike. With its beautiful greenery and grassy fields by the water, it makes for a perfect spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon playing games, having a picnic, enjoy the paddle pool, or simply going for a walk to enjoy the sunshine. The Kinderkookcafé offers a fun activity for kids to cook little dishes while the parents enjoy a cup of coffee. Free concerts are given at the open-air theatre or in the summer at the park’s bandstand, a relaxing way to spend a day!
If you have more than one kid, a great way to get around Amsterdam is by bakfiets. They can be rented in various different places around the city, and is a good way to show the kids around the city in a way that they will absolutely love.
Visit Artis, the royal zoo in Amsterdam! It is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, having opened in 1835. It not only has a large variety of wild animals the you and the kids can admire, it also has beautiful gardens and stunning architecture.
Boat tours through the canals are fun and educational…if you’re at least over 15 years old. Kids will most likely just find these regular tours a tiny bit boring, and sitting behind glass on a hot day is not advisable. So take it up a notch, and cruise around the canals for 90 minutes enjoying a starter of bread and olives, followed by pizza, and cap it all off with some ice cream. This is a fun evening activity with the kids that everyone is sure to love!