5. Play in the park
Situated on the outskirts of the city, the sprawling, 47ha Vondelpark offers the perfect place for little travellers to play. With an open-air theatre in summer, not to mention all sorts of eateries and a playground, it’s easy to spend the whole day here.
6. Learn about science
State-of-the-art interactive exhibits at Nemo Science Museum are entertaining enough to capture the attention of kids. Watch as your young ones spend hours absorbed in unravelling everything from the mysteries of the brain to the secrets of sustainable energy.
7. Ride the canal boats
Exploring Amsterdam’s UNESCO-lauded canal ring by boat is the best way to see the city’s sights without wearing out little legs. Sit back and relax on one of Amsterdam’s canal cruises and watch the world float past.
8. See world-class art
The peerless collection of paintings by old masters at the Rijksmuseum never fails to fascinate any age group. Families will appreciate the fact that entrance is free for children below 18 and that the museum offers special tours and games to engage budding young art aficionados.
– TEXT BY DIANA HUBBELL
PHOTOS: RIJKSMUSEUM, NEMO SCIENCE MUSEUM, EYE FILM MUSEUM, ARTIS AMSTERDAM ROYAL ZOO, THE PANCAKE BAKERY, A’DAM LOOKOUT
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.