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Things to see and do with kids in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Kids Attractions

Behind the red lights and coffeeshops, Amsterdam is home to many attractions that will captivate children. Active families will have fun strolling along the canal walkways, admiring the flower-decked houseboats, or cycling in the beautiful Vondelpark. They will also enjoy hiring bicycles and pedalling around the compact city's canals and quaint neighbourhoods.

For a more relaxing day out, parents can pack a picnic and head to one of Amsterdam's fabulous parks, such as the huge Vondelpark. Plenty of other free attractions abound, but the more popular ones involve a bit of money, such as trips to the zoo, farms, museums and theme parks. Younger children will be absolutely enchanted by Efteling and the miniature model city of Madurodam.

Cooking schools and Indoor playgrounds are an option on rainy days, while some of the city's museums will also intrigue children, like Anne Frank House.

Anne Frank House

This museum is dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, whose famous diary describes the experiences of a Jewish teenager…

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Artis Zoo

Locally known as the Plantage, the Artis Zoo is something of an oasis in the centre of Amsterdam, and a must for children…

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Built in the 1950s and still one of Europe's leading theme parks, Efteling is a must for children of all ages. Kids are…

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Located around 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam and first opened in 1952, Madurodam is quite literally the smallest city…

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