1. Swing sky-high
Perched more than 100m above the banks of the River Ij, Over the Edge at A’Dam Lookout has the dizzying distinction of being the highest swing in Europe. Daring kids and teens will love this pulse-pounding thrill ride up in the air.
2. Have breakfast for lunch and dinner
Whether simply dusted with powdered sugar or loaded up with extras such as caramelised apples, bananas or Nutella, pannenkoeken (Dutch pancake) is the ultimate kid-friendly treat. Try the sweet or savoury version at The Pancake Bakery, a legendary institution.
3. Visit one of the oldest zoos in Europe
A trip to Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo, which dates back to 1838 and hosts about 700 species of fauna, makes for an ideal family outing. Spend an afternoon with the creatures, from snow monkeys to leopards, and watch the children’s eyes light up.
4. Go to the movies
Visit the admission-free, architecturally stunning Eye Film Museum for a chance to catch classic Hollywood flicks. Children can star in their own silent movie by performing in front of a green screen. Make sure you stock up on all manner of movie memorabilia at the gift shop.