When visiting The Netherlands, a visit to the beautiful historic city of Amsterdam is absolutely a must! Not only because of the picturesque canals, quirky shops, beautiful gardens and typical Amsterdam cafes, the capital of the Netherlands has a lot more to offer!
People who say that Amsterdam isn't a place for kids don't know the famous Dutch city. There are plenty of fun and educational things to do with kids in Amsterdam. Below you will find a selection of fun things to do for kids in Amsterdam.
TunFun is an indoor playground paradise for children from 1 to 12 years old. Kids have fun in a creative, active, and sportive in a former traffic underpass in the centre of Amsterdam. The playground offers 4000 m2 of unlimited adventure, creativity and fun for children, who can climb, build, jump and dance.
Furthermore you can find at TunFun massive slides, a crafts corner, disco, an inflatable Amsterdam street, climbing wall, soccer field and much more!
While the children play, adults can sit and relax in the TunFun CafÃ©, which serves a variety of food and drinks.
The Lonely Planet Guide Amsterdam says about TunFun: "Very odd, very cool, very Amsterdam. In addition to being a unique venue for kids, TunFun is also a great example of Amsterdam's distinctive local initiative process in action."
TunFun is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Goat Farm Ridammerhoeve (Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve)
You can find Goat Farm Ridammerhoeve in the Amsterdam Forest (Amsterdamse Bos) and this organic farm has over 150 animals, including goats, lambs, pigs and chicken. Kids can help care for the animals and feed them, clean the coops and pens, bottle feed a kid goat or milk a goat.
In the basement of the farm the fresh goat milk is being processed yogurt, buttermilk, and butter-yoka drinks, cottage cheese, ice cream and lots of cheeses. Especially the ice cream is delicious. All these products are available at Goat Farm Ridammerhoeve.
The farm is closed on Tuesdays. On the other days, Ridammerhoeve is open from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Kids Cook CafÃ© (Kinderkookkafe)
In the Kids Cook CafÃ©, children run the show! They do things that are normally only done by adults. This includes cooking, serving, clear tables, washing dishes, writing menus and washing the dishes.
Under the supervision of adults and together with other kids, the children cook for themselves and for others., up to thirty guests. Each child may bring two guests. The Kids Cook CafÃ© is located close to the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam and you can reach them daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Refer to my other Amsterdam articles if you are interested in:
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands
- Parks and Gardens in Amsterdam
- Interesting museums in Amsterdam: Heineken Experience and House of Bols
- Art Museums In Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum
- Art Museums In Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum