Amsterdam With Kids
Artis Royal Zoo
the Artis Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful and green place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where history has been created since 1838 and where new stories are created every day. It is always a lovely choice when visiting Amsterdam with your children.
The Woeste Westen is a playground like no other! Located on the northwest edge of Westerpark, it’s a place for adventurous children to get their hands dirty and learn more about nature. At the Woeste Westen you can dig, climb, play in the sand, wade through the streams and pick a bouquet of wildflowers. Or inspect frogs and insects and get to know all the creatures that call the park home. Kids are encouraged to play on their own while parents relax with a drink on the terrace.
The Vondelpark is Amsterdam's most popular park, attracting tourists, residents, and everyone in between. The park is home to a selection of restaurants and cafés, including the Blauwe Theehuis, restaurant Vondelpark3, the Vondeltuin and Groot Melkhuis. You’ll also find a rose garden with more than 70 types of roses in the park. The Vondelpark was designed by landscape architect L.D. Zocher and has been awarded national heritage status. Vondelpark has six play areas and one large playground near Groot Melkhuis. It is also possible to rent skates there at Snoephuisje (near Amstelveenseweg entrance), pancake are served there as well. In June until beginning of September, the open air-theatre stages free children's shows. The Vondelpark is within 5 minutes walking distance from the Conservatorium hotel.