5 Things to Do in Amsterdam When Traveling With Familyby Auto Europe International Car Rental Broker
Amsterdam has a reputation of a party destination with its unique nightlife scene and the subject of its attractions. What people may not know is that Amsterdam is also a family-friendly destination that offers fun and exciting things for all the family.
The Dutch capital has a charm that every member of the family will enjoy such as its intricate waterways and quaint little bridges all over the city, or simply a huge choice of museums that are certain to keep the kids entertained and engaged.
While the adults dominate the city during the end of the night, Amsterdam becomes a wholesome city by day with plenty of adventures to be had with the family in tow.
Below are 5 of our favorite things to do in Amsterdam when traveling with your family.
Cruise Through Its Canals
The canals of Amsterdam are a modern marvel and you can get scenic views on a guided boat tour. With many tour options at major docking stations, you can choose different tours that go through different areas, or hop on a private tour for a personal experience. Cruise through the affluent Jordaan district and through to the IJ.
Play In Amstelpark
Located on the outskirts of the main city and accessible by public transport or rental car, Amstelpark is a huge natural playground that the kids will love. Aside from its pretty lakes and walking paths, it has fun activities that the kids would love such as its playground and boat rides. During the weekend, the kids can hop on a train which takes them around the park through gorgeous views of the old windmill right by the Amstel River.
Explore Amsterdam’s Museums
Amsterdam has a plethora of interesting museums that the kids will enjoy. Let the children have their history lessons through interesting exhibits such as the replica of an old ship at the National Maritime Museum or through the paintings of the famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh. The kids will particularly love Micropia and the Eye Film Museum with its interactive activities and exhibitions about engaging topics such as science and film.
See Exotic Animals At The Artis Royal Zoo
A trip to the zoo is certain to keep your kids entertained. The Artis Royal Zoo enables its visitors to get up close to its exotic animals. The rustic building has been used since the mid-1800s and adds a classic feel to the zoo. There are areas where the kids can pet certain animals and also holds an interesting aquarium.
Ice Skate With A Backdrop
During the winter when the cold air grips the city, an ice rink is built around the Museumplein for people to take part in ice skating. During the festive season, a traditional European Christmas market pops up with stalls selling grilled sausages and warm mulled wine to warm your body in the cold. The kids will love skating around the rink with the beautiful backdrop of the Rijksmuseum and the tunes of familiar festive music in the background. The best time to come is during the evening when the light beams on the gorgeous museum and you can smell the aroma of roasted chestnuts in the air.
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