Holland with kids
Discover Holland with kids
Holland is a great destination for family vacations! Kids will love exploring the iconic windmills, taking boat tours through colorful canals, and indulging in delicious Dutch treats like stroopwafels and cheese. You can also visit some of the famous art museums and gardens in Amsterdam, or take a day trip to one of Holland's beach towns.
The unique landscape of this country provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like biking, kayaking and hiking. There's something for everyone in Holland – come explore with your family today!
Amsterdam with kids
Looking for something to do with the kids in Amsterdam? Here are some great activities for families:
- Visit the NEMO Science Museum – explore science and technology together with interactive experiments, a rooftop terrace, and much more!
- Spend an afternoon at Artis Zoo – take a stroll through the gardens and get close to animals from all around the world.
Visit the Jordaan district – shop along the Nine Little Streets or wander around the markets of Noordermarkt and Lindengracht to find antiques, vintage items, crafts and photography projects.
Take a tour of Amsterdam on two wheels – explore Amsterdam’s most iconic sites while cycling through its streets and canals!
Hollands beautiful beaches
Scheveningen – just outside The Hague, Scheveningen is one of the most popular beaches in the country, with a huge stretch of sand and facilities such as restaurants, bars, and playgrounds.
Zandvoort – this long sandy beach near Amsterdam is great for surfing and sunbathing.
Texel – explore miles of sandy beaches on the largest Wadden Sea island, where you can also enjoy nature reserves, lively villages and plenty of activities for kids.
Ouddorp – take a ferry from Rotterdam to this lovely beach village on Goeree-Overflakkee where you can relax at its idyllic coastline or explore nearby towns like Brouwershaven and Zierikzee.
Zandvoort – this beach is located on the North Sea coast, just a short drive from Amsterdam. There's plenty of sand for lounging as well as surf for those looking for an adrenaline rush.
Noordwijk – if you're looking for a family friendly beach, try Noordwijk. It has over 5 miles of sandy coastline with a boulevard full of restaurants and shops.
Delicous food in the Netherlands for kids
Trying to find the best Dutch cuisines in the Netherlands for kids? Here are some of the most popular traditional dishes that will keep them happy:
- Poffertjes – mini fluffy pancakes served with butter and icing sugar.
- Stampot – a mix of mashed potatoes, vegetables and different types of meat.
- Frikandel – a deep-fried minced meat snack, often served on its own or with curry ketchup.
- Hutspot – a hearty mix of potatoes, carrots and onions served with butter or gravy.
- Kibbeling – battered pieces of fish (usually cod) served with tartar sauce or garlic mayonnaise.
Visit a theme park in the Netherlands
Forget the same-old, seen it before vacations. Transform your holiday plans with a trip to one of Europe's most amazing theme parks - thrilling Efteling or fun-filled Walibi Holland! Enjoy attractions for all ages and create unforgettable family memories that will last forever.
Have fun at Duinrell – splash around in water slides, wave pools and lazy rivers or try out some of the rides at this amusement park. Enjoy a day out at an animal park – meet animals such as red pandas, elephants and giraffes at Burgers' Zoo or Diergaarde Blijdorp.
Discover Rotterdam like never before! Take a unique journey to the top of Euromast, Europe’s highest observation tower, and let yourself be immersed in breathtaking vistas. Then explore the abundant wildlife at Rotterdam Zoo where you can marvel at an array of animals from all corners of our planet - it's truly exhilarating!