Fun activities with children

Want to have fun with your children outside the city? Near Amsterdam there are many child-friendly activities that you can do. All of them are generally easy to reach by public transport or by car, which makes it ideal for children. Whether you want to do something together or something especially for them, we offer some fun activities to do.

Go for example to one of these beach resorts, where you can relax and the children can be active. Do one of our driving routes  leading you to castles and cheese farms. A special child friendly museum you can visit together? Or do you rather have some real action? Cycle, sail or race with the whole family on your day out!

Out there is a lot to see and do for you and the kids! See our list below.

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Amsterdam Tourist Ferry Day Trip

4 - 5 hours
Discover this gem just under the shadow of Amsterdam. Sail on the open water and set foot on one of the 2 Unesco World Heritage sites. Discover Fortress Island Pampus near Amsterdam, or head towards Muiderslot Castle, one of the most famous castles in the region. Both destinations are part of the Unesco World Heritage fortress […]
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With good weather a cruise on the open boat of the Water taxi is a great experience. It's lovely to see the city from a different view and meanwhile the skipper tells you all about the city.

Watertaxi Hoorn

10 - 60 minutes
Water taxi Hoorn organizes guided taxi rides and round trips by boat, they also rents out sloops and a whisper boat without a skipper. The skipper is not only a good mate but also an excellent guide with lots of stories to tell about the city and its harbour. You can always have a drink […]
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Smidtje canal cruises

50 minutes
Discover the beautiful historic city center of Haarlem during this fun cruise of 50 minutes. You sail past many sights including; mill de Adriaan, the house of Barnaart; the first mayor of the city, the Patronaat and the city theater. The boats are heated during the winter months. With the hop on hop off you […]
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Driving through the beautiful landscape, it brings you to small towns and castles

Castle route south

Driving in the beautiful countryside It takes you to castles and small towns. Since the very beginning of history the charming river The Vecht determines the landscape in this area. You’ll see pasture, heath, fenland marshes and woodlands. In between the cows in the fields, waterfowls and woodland birds find their way of living. In […]
This picture is made in Muiden, at the border of the city where the former Zuiderzee used to be

Castle route north

It leads you through a beautiful area with little lakes, ponds and fens and along the romantic river The Vecht. The land consists of pasture, orchards, heath and woodlands. You’ll also find fenland marshes. There are many castles here. Beautiful fortified villages like Muiden and Weesp and castle villages like Loenen aan de Vecht arose […]

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