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4 nice tips for celebrating Christmas in Amsterdam with kids

Amsterdam is mainly known as a city where there is many pleasure things to do and see for adults. But let’s not forget: it is a family friendly city as well. Are you planning to be around Christmas in Amsterdam with kids? Then read the four activity tips below. With these activities your stay in Amsterdam will be fun for both parents and children. 

The Zoo Artis

If you stay the days around Christmas in Amsterdam with kids, then you can not miss a visit to Artis. This zoo is located close to the city center and is one of the oldest and most famous zoos of the Netherlands. Artis offers everything you could expect from a big zoo, of which a big aquarium and a spectacular playground.

Visit museums

Amsterdam has a huge number of special museums. Not all of them are that child friendly though, but Science Museum Nemo is an exception. This museum has plenty of easy accessible attractions and features for children, so that they learn interesting things on a playful way. Nemo even offers bubbles where you can step into and clouds which produce rain! Another museum which is more than suitable for families with kids, is the Scheepvaartmuseum (maritime museum). Especially the reproduction of an East Indian cargo ship is extremely popular among children. But besides that, this maritime museum has an impressive collection of about 400,000 objects from more than 500 years of Dutch Maritime history.

Ice Skating

Good chance you and your kids never went ice skating. So in case you stay around Christmas in Amsterdam with kids, you have a unique opportunity. The ice skating rink on the square Museumplein is an ideal and easy accessible occasion to experience this old Dutch hobby. But even if you don’t want to try ice skating, the area of the ice skating rink is well worth a visit. Right here you will certainly enjoy an exciting kind of winter sensation.

Christmas in Amsterdam with kids

Indoor playgrounds

Indoor playgrounds are a well common phenomenon in the Netherlands. The good thing about that, is that the quality and the level of amusement are really high in these places. Bring your kids for a morning or afternoon to an indoor playgroud like Candy Castle Speelparadijs, TunFun or Darteldome. Your children will be grateful for sure!


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