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Vondelpark

Vondelpark

Amsterdam’s largest park is named after the poet whose statue was unveiled here shortly after it opened in 1865. Featuring a pavilion where free concerts are given in summer, the Vondelpark also provides six play areas, one large... Read More

Snowplanet

Snowplanet

Although just out of town, this centre of winter sports activities is easily reached from Amsterdam, by city bus 82 to Skiheuvel from Sloterdijk. Once you arrive, you’ll find year-round real snow for skiing and snowboarding. There are... Read More

Nemo Science Centre

Nemo Science Centre

Holland’s largest science centre comprises five floors of attractions to poke, push and discover. Cosmic rays, DNA, water purification, even climbing inside a soap bubble – all are illustrated, demonstrated and made clear, in as... Read More

Klimhal Amsterdam

Klimhal Amsterdam

‘The biggest climbing hall in the Benelux’ boasts the blurb. And Klimhal delivers, offering some 300 routes, some of which go up to a height of 21 metres. There are also plenty of opportunities (400, in fact) for bouldering.... Read More

Kattenkabinet

Kattenkabinet

As far as we’re aware, this is the world’s only museum dedicated to cats. Actually, it’s more a modest collection of paintings and vintage advertising posters, but with a few real cats lying around. However, with a... Read More

Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam

Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam

Every Sunday between Easter and the end of October, a vintage tram runs along 7km of rail through Amstelveen and the Amsterdam Forest. When you’re not riding the tram itself, you can walk around and view other examples collected by... Read More

De Krakeling

De Krakeling

Amsterdam’s only theatre dedicated to performances for children. Programming is, naturally, in Dutch but there are mime and puppet shows, in which language plays little or no part. There’s usually an age guideline against each entry... Read More

Circustheater Elleboog

Circustheater Elleboog

Not only a circus but a centre for performance and circus skills, including regular children’s workshops. Kids are taken in for the day and instructed in the basic disciplines before being put through their paces in the big... Read More

Artis Royal Zoo

Artis Royal Zoo

Opened in 1838, Amsterdam’s zoo is surprisingly central for somewhere so wild and green. Among the 900 creature varieties, many occupy the Main Hall, a fine example of 19th-century architecture. As well as an aquarium, there... Read More

Amsterdam Marionetten Theater

Amsterdam Marionetten Theater

Puppet Theatre productions tend to be aimed at older children, involving as they do scenarios by the likes of Mozart and Offenbach, but younger children can be kept entertained by backstage visits and workshops. The people-sized puppets... Read More


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