Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): City Breaks with Kids: Amsterdam

City Breaks with Kids: Amsterdam
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Amsterdam is one of Europe’s prettiest cities. Its historic canals and gabled houses are impossibly picturesque and it’s a real pleasure to wander around on foot or by bicycle. Amsterdam is charming and easygoing and children will love its boats, trams and parks – and the chance to eat lots of pancakes. Here’s our guide on how to make the most out of a trip to Amsterdam with children.

Take a boat ride

Amsterdam is famous for its canals and the best way to see them is by boat. A canal trip is a fantastic way of seeing the city and getting your bearings on your first day. Several companies offer circular tours with audio commentary so that you know what you’re looking at. The tours last about 60 to 90 minutes and you can hop on and off some of the boats too.

Adults, from €16; four to twelve-year-olds, from €8; under fours, free. A free canal cruise is included as one of the benefits of an I amsterdam city card.

See the Sunflowers at the Van Gogh Museum

© Van Gogh Museum

© Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum has the world’s largest collection of the painter’s works including the famous Sunflowers, self-portraits and the beautiful almond blossoms. Children can take part in a treasure hunt or collect ‘Vincent’s Travelling Case’, a suitcase filled with objects to help them find out more about the paintings. You can book a family guided tour or take the fun interactive audio tour around the museum.

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Guide Name: City Breaks with Kids: Amsterdam
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Van Gogh Museum   Artis Royal Zoo   Rijksmuseum   Vondelpark   Pancake Bakery   Prinsengracht   Anne Frank’s House   Royal Palace   Bloemenmarkt  
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2017/03/14/city-breaks-kids-amsterdam/

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