10 things to do with your family in Amsterdam

Are you planning a family trip to Amsterdam and wondering what family activities you could do? Look no further! Here are some fantastic tips to ensure your stay is absolutely perfect. From museums to zoo’s and typical Dutch landmarks!

Exploring Amsterdam’s Museums

Step into Amsterdam’s cultural tapestry and embark on an enriching journey through its renowned museums. Begin at the grand halls of the Rijksmuseum, where Dutch art and history converge in a captivating display of masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer. From majestic portraits to exquisite landscapes, every corner unveils the beauty of the Golden Age. Immerse your family in the vibrant world of Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum, where iconic sunflower paintings and poignant self-portraits await. Delve deeper into history at the Anne Frank Museum, tracing the footsteps of a young girl whose diary became a symbol of resilience during World War II. Through Anne’s personal artifacts, gain insight into the courage and compassion that shaped one of humanity’s darkest chapters. These museums offer more than just art and history—they offer moments of reflection, inspiration, and remembrance for visitors of all ages.

Cycle to the parks in Amsterdam

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Amsterdam’s parks, where lush greenery and scenic beauty abound. From the sprawling Vondelpark to the picturesque Oosterpark and het Amsterdamse Bos these urban oases offer the perfect setting for family picnics, leisurely strolls, and outdoor adventures. Let the kids run free on playgrounds, rent bicycles at the Front Desk for a scenic ride, or simply relax and unwind amidst nature’s embrace.

Visit the zoo at Artis

Embark on a wild adventure at the Artis Zoo, Amsterdam’s oldest and most beloved animal sanctuary. Encounter exotic creatures from around the globe, stroll through lush botanical gardens, and enjoy captivating animal presentations that entertain and educate visitors of all ages. With its commitment to conservation and education, Artis Zoo offers a truly immersive wildlife experience that will inspire a love of nature in young and old alike.

NEMO Science Museum

Spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination at the NEMO Science Museum, where learning becomes an exhilarating adventure for the whole family. Dive into the fascinating world of science and technology through interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, and mind-bending demonstrations. From exploring the mysteries of the universe to unravelling the secrets of the natural world, NEMO promises endless fun and discovery for curious minds of all ages.

See the Zaanse Schans

Step back in time and experience the charm of Dutch heritage at the Zaanse Schans. Wander through idyllic windmills, traditional wooden houses, and artisanal workshops that offer a glimpse into the Netherlands’ rich cultural legacy. From cheese making to clog carving, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy as you immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and flavours of traditional Dutch life.

Cruise through canals with a Canal Cruises

Embark on a leisurely canal cruise and discover the enchanting beauty of Amsterdam’s iconic waterways. Glide past historic bridges, charming houseboats, and elegant canal houses as you soak in the city’s picturesque skyline. With informative commentary and breathtaking views, a canal cruise offers a relaxing and informative way for families to explore Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canal ring and learn about the city’s rich history.

Make a picture with your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds

Rub shoulders with royalty, celebrities, and historical figures at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. From the British monarchy to Hollywood stars, immerse yourself in a world of lifelike wax figures that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. With interactive exhibits and photo opportunities galore, Madame Tussauds promises a fun-filled day of entertainment and excitement for the whole family.

Make the most unique selfie at the WONDR Experience

Embark on a whimsical journey through the WONDR Experience, where art and imagination collide in a kaleidoscope of colour and creativity. Explore immersive installations, interactive exhibits, and playful photo opportunities that invite you to unleash your inner child and embrace the joy of discovery. With its vibrant atmosphere and Instagram-worthy backdrops, WONDR promises an unforgettable adventure for families looking to create lasting memories together.

Go to Netherlands’ largest theme park the Efteling

Escape to a fairy-tale realm of enchantment and wonder at the Efteling, the Netherlands’ largest and most magical theme park. From thrilling rides to enchanting attractions, Efteling offers a captivating blend of fantasy and adventure that will delight visitors of all ages. Whether you’re soaring through the skies on a rollercoaster or exploring whimsical fairy-tale forests, Efteling promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you spellbound.

Challenge your perceptions at the Upside Down Museum

Prepare to challenge your perceptions at the Amsterdam’s Upside Down Museum, where reality takes a delightful twist. Step into a world where ceilings become floors and furniture defies gravity, creating surreal and mind-bending illusions that will leave you spellbound. With interactive exhibits and gravity-defying photo opportunities, the Upside Down Museum promises a fun-filled adventure that will delight visitors of all ages.

The perfect Amsterdam trip

As you embark on your family adventure through the Netherlands, let the wonders of art, history, and innovation be your guide to a truly unforgettable experience. From world-class museums and enchanting outdoor attractions to thrilling theme parks and Instagram-worthy hotspots, the Netherlands offers a treasure trove of delights waiting to be discovered. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and prepare to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers to family fun and adventure in the heart of Europe!

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