There's so much more to Amsterdam than coffee houses and nightclubs, in fact it's one of Europe's most child-friendly city-break destinations. The city is full of globally-renowned attractions and interactive museums as well as vast green spaces and parks that are ideal for letting off steam with the whole family.
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Must-See Family Attractions In Amsterdam
Visitors will discover a wide choice of child-friendly attractions across the spectrum of art, history, science and play. This includes these four must-see attractions for those on family holidays in Amsterdam.
1. Anne Frank House
An important place to take children and a great way for them to engage with 20th century history in a way that is more relatable than standard museum displays. Haunting at times, the Anne Frank House offers a real insight into the life of one family during Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. The interactive display at the end helps young people to understand what they've seen.
2. NEMO Science Museum
One of the best science museums in Europe, the NEMO is packed with interactive exhibitions that cover everything from the human body to chemistry and geology. Atop the museum is a rooftop piazza that incorporates an exhibition about sustainable energy as well as a restaurant, sculptures and a stunning vista across Amsterdam.
Although Amsterdam is a well-known art destination, families are best choosing just one gallery and spending the rest of the holiday doing more family-friendly activities. If you choose just one, make it the Rijkmuseum, arguably the most child-friendly option, it covers Dutch history as well as art.
One of the best children's adventure parks in the city, Juegdland is located at Nieuwe Diep harbour and features a vast playground and an outdoor learning centre where children can learn to build shelters or get creative on the construction site. There is also a petting zoo onsite and a range of additional free weekend workshops.