1. NEMO Science Museum
The NEMO Science Museum offers fun exhibitions, experiments, demonstrations and workshops for visitors of all ages to discover more about science and technology. NEMO teaches visitors the basics of science and technology in an interactive way. Visit the Energetica exhibition on the rooftop of the museum and explore the world of elements.
The Tropenmuseum has a special department aimed at visitors until the age of 13. Stepping in the Tropenmuseum will make kids feel like they are in another world. They will immerse themselves in cultures from Southeast Asia to Latin America to Africa. By using all their senses kids will be stimulated to learn more by doing. The Tropenmuseum Junior offers children a broad-minded view of the world.
The ARTIS-Amsterdam Royal Zoo is the oldest and most famous zoo in the Netherlands. Watch zebras and giraffes in the savanna, or surround yourself by hundreds of butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion. Check out the daily agenda of the zoo, and watch the sea lions get fed or learn more about penguins when the zoo keeper teaches about the penguins.
4. Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve (Goat Farm)
The Goat Farm is situated on a lovely spot in the middle of the Amsterdamse Bos. Besides goats, the farm has chickens, pigs, cows and horses. In the farm’s cellar, buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese and even ice cream are produced from goat milk. Children can give the baby goats a bottle of milk or play in the labyrinth on the field.
5. Pulitzer Gardens
Pulitzer’s worst kept secret is the garden between the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht wings of the hotel. The garden is the perfect spot to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Children can use the swings or rock away on the rocking horse. The perfect way to end the day.