If you are planning a big trip to Amsterdam but you are worried that your kids won’t love it at all – you can stop that right now! In this great capital city of the Netherlands, children can explore these five places in an active and engaging way.
Take a Boat Tour
There is probably nothing more exciting for kids than going somewhere on a boat. Amsterdam is full of canals, so you can try this activity and have a unique city tour. There are many different routes you can choose from, and you will always be able to get a tour in English. So, kids will be able to learn about the city and also have a great time on a boat.
Vondelpark is another great place in Amsterdam perfectly suited for families. As the largest and most famous park in Amsterdam, there are plenty of activities and amusements to keep kids occupied. This park is full of many different activities and amusements for children. Free concerts are given at the bandstand during the summer, and kids love the Groot Melkhuis playground structure. There even are some special activities for kids where they can learn how to cook or just get to know a little bit of history of the park .
Amsterdam is known for its museums, and while parents might initially shy away from a quiet museum with children, they will find that museums are very welcoming of little ones. Both the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijkmuseum are perfect for children, and have the added bonus of a great play area just outside for kids to enjoy after exploring the museum.
Having a tour at Artis
Artis is one of the oldest zoos in the Europe, and since kids love animals, it can be a perfect place to visit with children. The zoo has a breathtaking, old setting with magnificent garden and fantastic playgrounds.
Making a stop at Anne Frank House
If your children are a little bit older (10 years and up) you can also visit a house where Anne Frank lived during the Second World War. The house is now a museum that presents a thoughtful, and sometimes sobering account of the Holocaust through the eyes of a child.
~Today's guest post is written by Emily Adams~