If you’re planning to travel in Amsterdam with kids, here are five ideas you could consider. First of all, there are so many beautiful buildings to see in Amsterdam. Kids aren’t always up for a lot of walking, but there’s a creative way to inspire them. Why not try a Canal Pizza Cruise? This 90 minute boat cruise explores Amsterdam’s canals, serving bread and olives, pizza, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream along the way. The beer, wine, and soft drinks are unlimited. These tours launch at 6pm and 8pm and are a perfect way to get dinner and sightseeing down in one trip.
Another popular place to see is the Anne Frank house, although that site is hard to see as it is so busy. It’s possible instead to book the Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour, a walk that does not include a tour of the house but which shows all the history of Anne Frank’s story while walking around parts of Amsterdam. If you manage to buy tickets in advance, it would be a great idea to see the house – but seeing the walking tour is just as educational.
Kids will surely enjoy the beauty of the city, but they may crave something a little more fun for the younger crowd. Why no try the 72 Hour I Amsterdam Pass? This value ticket gives free admission to a variety of museums, including the Rembrandt House, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Museum, NEMO Amsterdam Science Center, National Maritime Museum, Artis Royal Zoo, and others. Kids love zoos, so the Zoo Amsterdam offers is no exception! It also provides unlimited public transportation on the metro, bus, and tram, plus a free cruise in the canal. The passes last 24 hours, 48 hours, and 72 hours, depending on how long you plan to be in the city.
Maybe tours with food are what will appeal the most to your kids. Not only is the canal ride with pizza a great way to combine site-seeing and food, but the 4 Hour Food Tasting Tour the city offers is also fantastic. The tour not only provides an assortment of chocolates, pancakes and cheese, but it also provides historical and cultural information about the region. The tour includes a private boat ride in the canal that lasts a full hour.
Finally, if you’re still looking for something a little different that shows you more of the city, consider an Amsterdam Private Group Walking Tour. This private tour enables you to see dozens of Amsterdam’s highlights in only 3.5 hours. The tour guides are great with kids and entertaining to listen to. Although a private tour may be more expensive than a larger arrangement, the private option is especially ideal if you’re not sure how much walking younger kids want to do. For older kids, pique their interest in history with this in person exploration option. Whatever you choose to do, Amsterdam always has so much to offer – even for kids!