Family Activities In Amsterdam

Family Activities In Amsterdam

Family Activities In Amsterdam

Family Activities In Amsterdam

1. THE FLOWERS OF HOLLAND
2. THE STORY OF ANNE FRANK
3. A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM
4. THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM
5. DISCOVERING VAN GOGH
6. THE TREASURES OF THE RIJKSMUSEUM
7. SHIPS OF THE GOLDEN AGE
8. CYCLING IN HOLLAND
9. PAINTING LIKE VAN GOGH
10. MAKE YOUR OWN DUTCH CHEESE
11. REMBRANDT SELF PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
12. DECORATE YOUR DUTCH CLOGS

1. THE FLOWERS OF HOLLAND

  • Price per family (6 people max): 795 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 3 hours
  • Restrictions: Only in the morning
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private experienced guide
    • Private chauffeur and V-class minivan
    • Tickets to the flower auction warehouse
    • Visit to a local flower grower
Overview:
Dive into the colorful world of flowers through an amazing family-friendly tour, taking you from the fields and greenhouses to the gigantic flower auction warehouse of Aalsmeer.

Description:
Flowers (and not just tulips) are a real part of the the Dutch culture, and for hundreds of years, the Netherlands have been the world capital for flower trading.
This fun-filled experience will have your and your children discover the world of flowers, from beginning to end. Just follow the family-friendly experienced guide and let him/her tell you all about how flowers are grown and how they are sold.
After meeting your guide and chauffeur at your hotel, hop on board luxurious, fully equipped Mercedes V-Class minivan and head out to the flower auction warehouse of Aalsmeer, where millions of flowers transit from all over the world. Follow your guide and walk above the busy working area. From this point of view, this place really looks like a busy ant farm! A great way to understand what the flower business is all about.
Hop back in the car after this 30min visit and head out to a local flower grower in the outskirts of Amsterdam. There, you will learn about how the flowers (mostly roses) are grown and how to keep your flowers at home beautiful and alive. During the flower season (in March only), you will pass by many flower fields and witness the beautiful colored horizon.
The guide and chauffeur will drop you off at the hotel at the end of this wonderful, family friendly Flowers of Holland activity.

2. THE STORY OF ANNE FRANK

  • Price per family (6 people max): 880 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 4 hours
  • Restrictions:
    • Not suitable for children under 10 years old
    • Reservations needed a long time in advance
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Included:
    • Private experienced guide
    • Private chauffeur and V-class minivan
    • Tickets to the Anne Frank House
    • Drinks in a café
    • A gift for each child
Overview:
Learn all about the touching story of Anne Frank through a tour featuring her childhood house, the family’s hiding place (the Anne Frank House) and the Holocaust Memorial.

Description:
Anne Frank was a German-born Jewish girl, and is one of the most emblematic victims of the Holocaust, as she acquired posthumous fame with her diary where she documented her life in hiding between 1942 and 1945.
Follow your guide and let him/her take you in the footsteps of Anne Frank and her family. After meeting with your guide and private driver at the hotel, hop into a private, fully equipped mini-van and head out to the house where she grew up. Although the inside of the house cannot be visited, your guide will tell you all about her life as a little girl in Amsterdam at that time, where she went to school and where she would play.
The tour continues with the visit of the Anne Frank House where she and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. This house is one of the most popular touristic attractions in Amsterdam. The skip-the-line tickets will grant a quicker access to the house (although there will still be a bit of waiting in line for security – 10 to 15mn max), and each member of your family will get an audio guide (guides are not allowed inside the house) perfectly adapted to children aged 10 and up. Your guide will be there with you, but guiding inside the museum is considered rude, so he/she will be there to answer questions and point out the most interesting details.
Once back outside, you will be driven to a special café right next to the zoo. Both these areas have a highly symbolic and historical value in the story of Amsterdam during WWII. Inside the café, you will be able to enjoy a drink while your guide tells you more about the story of Anne Frank and the times she lived in.
The tour ends with the visit of the Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam (Hollandse Schouwburg), where the Nazis gathered the Jews before putting them on trains to the concentration camps.
WARNING: The Story Of Anne Frank cultural tour is not suitable for children under 10. The reservations have to be made at least 2 months in advance for the Anne Frank House skip-the-line tickets. The order of the visits may be altered depending on the hour of visit of the Anne Frank Museum.

3. A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM

  • Price per family (6 people max): 385 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2,5 hours
  • Restrictions: Museum closed on Sunday morning
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private certified guide
    • Tickets to Our Lord In The Attic museum
    • Game booklets for each child
Overview:
Take a privately guided walk through the streets of Amsterdam and discover its most iconic buildings, as well as the curiosities that lay hidden in plain sight.

Description:
There is no better way to experience the center of Amsterdam than to walk through its narrow, charming streets and cross the numerous canals that make the charm of the capital city of the Netherlands.
Leave the over-crowded central street and just follow your certified, experienced guide as he / she takes you to some of the most iconic places of the city. Start off this wonderful and exciting 2,5 hour walking tour where Henry Hudson embarked on a boat that took him to America… Then, it is time to discover one of the most surprising areas in Amsterdam: a church in an attic of a traditional house. This will also give you an idea of how people used to live back in the 17th century in Holland.
Other iconic monuments and areas are also on the list of the highlights you will see: the majestic Royal Palace and the beautiful inner courtyard of Begijnhof.
During this tour, and thanks to your family-friendly guide and the entertaining game booklets each child will receive at the start of the tour, you and your children will feel the essence and witness the beauty of Amsterdam in a fun, educative and engaging way.
Walk Through Amsterdam is a must do when spending a holiday in Amsterdam with your family.

4. THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM

  • Price per family (6 people max): 865 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2,5 hours
  • Restrictions: Museum closed on Monday
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private certified guide
    • Tickets to the Canal Museum
    • Private boat on the canals
    • Game booklets for each child
Overview:
Enjoy a fun-filled private boat tour on the canals of Amsterdam, passing by its most iconic highlights, right after having explored the highly interactive Canal Museum.

Description:
Amsterdam is often called the Venice of the North, and when you know how many canals and bridges there are, it is not very surprising!
This Canals of Amsterdam boat tour will help you and your family learn everything about the construction and the use of these canals throughout the centuries.
Your experience starts with a visit to the Canal Museum (Grachtenhuis) where a highly entertaining and interactive audio guide will explain why Amsterdam was built this way. How were those canals dug, and why was it so important? You’ll find all the answers in the museum.
The visit of the museum lasts about 40 minutes. When finished, it’s time to hop on board your private boat and discover Amsterdam from the canals for a bit more than 1.5 hours. You will see all the highlights of the capital, from the Dancing Houses and the Skinny Bridge to the famous 7 bridges and the Golden Bend, among many other places.
With a game booklet in hand, and fun facts given by the private, fully licensed guide, your children will enjoy this lovely cruise along the Amsterdam canals.

5. DISCOVERING VAN GOGH

  • Price per family (6 people max): 385 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2 hours
  • Restrictions: From 10:00 onwards
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private certified guide
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the Van Gogh Museum
    • Game booklets for each child
Overview:
Learn all about the life and works of Post Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh through this fun-filled, educative and family-friendly visit of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Description:
The Van Gogh Museum is one of the 2 iconic museums of Amsterdam. It would be a pity to miss it when traveling to Amsterdam with kids, don’t you think?
Let your expert, certified guide take you on a journey into the life and paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, the most famous post-impressionist painter in the world. He used colors and brushes to express his emotions, and we will have you dive into those emotions in order to better understand Van Gogh’s work.
From his early paintings, such as the masterpiece “The Potato Eaters” to his last painting, by way of the famous Sun Flowers and his numerous self-portraits, you and your children will love each minute of this wonderful experience.
And to make sure your children learn as much as they have fun, we will hand out a game booklet to each one of them, as well as emotion cards so that they can discuss about how they feel each time they are in front of a painting. A great, interactive way to keep the young ones both entertained and engaged.

6. THE TREASURES OF THE RIJKSMUSEUM

  • Price per family (6 people max): 385 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2 hours
  • Restrictions: Open everyday from 9:00 to 17:00
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private certified guide
    • Tickets to the Rijksmuseum
    • Game booklets for each child
Overview:
Discover the treasures of the Rijksmuseum and its priceless collection of paintings from the Golden Age, including Rembrandt and Vermeer, through an engaging privately guided tour.

Description:
The Rijksmuseum is one of the 2 iconic museums in Amsterdam: If you want to learn more about Rembrandt, Vermeer or Frans Hals, than this is the place to go!
Let your family-friendly expert guide take you through the museum’s highlights and dive in the heart of Holland’s Golden Age: the 17th century. Back then, this small country ruled the world. Among the many masterpieces you will find there, you will of course be able to take a closer look at Rembrandt’s Night Watch. The many fun facts behind this painting will get you and your children all engaged and willing to know more…
Other highlights include paintings by Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals, all exposed in the Gallery of Honors of the Rijksmuseum.
To make this experience one you and your children will cherish for years to come, your guide will hand out a game booklet to each child. Rembrandt and his friends will have no more secrets for your family!
The Rijksmuseum is a must-do when visiting Amsterdam, and this Treasures of the Rijksmuseum is the best way to explore it with your family.

7. SHIPS OF THE GOLDEN AGE

  • Price per family (6 people max): 415 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2 hours
  • Restrictions: Open everyday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private certified guide
    • Tickets to the National Maritime Museum
    • Game booklets for each child
Overview:
Travel back to 17th century Holland, when merchant and war ships ruled the oceans, through a private, family-friendly visit of the National Maritime Museum.

Description:
Have you ever wondered what it was to live like a sailor in the 17th century, at a time when Holland ruled the world with their massive trade and war ships?
The answer lies at the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaart Museum). Follow your professional, certified guide and discover the curiosities of this highly child-friendly museum. Back in the 17th century, huge Dutch ships sailed across the oceans to join the many Dutch trading ports worldwide. From New Amsterdam (later renamed New York) to the territories in South Africa and Indonesia, the Dutch traded what they had for spices and exotic goods from far away countries.
Learn about the navigation instruments that lead these ships to the other side of the world, as well as the symbols behind the impressive decorations of these large vessels. And discover the science behind map making and ship building, 2 great industries in Holland during the Golden Age.
The climax of the visit is the possibility to climb aboard a real 17th century vessel docked outside the museum building. From the Captain’s room to the sailors’ bunks, follow the footsteps of those who sailed the 7 seas in often miserable conditions.
A kid’s game booklet is also provided for your children’s pleasure to turn this experience into an unforgettable adventure.

8. CYCLING IN HOLLAND

  • Price per family (6 people max): 475 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 3 hours
  • Restrictions: From April to October
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private certified guide
    • Bicycle rental (but not the deposit)
    • Game booklets for each child
Overview:
Hop on a traditional Dutch bicycle and follow your private guide along the quiet, charming banks of the Amstel River, stopping for a picnic snack along the way.

Description:
Visiting Holland without ever hopping on a bicycle could only mean that you have missed one of the most amazing things to do there. Why would so many Dutch people ride bikes if it weren’t pleasant and fun?
Meet your private and experienced guide and let him/her take you for a 3 hour bicycle tour along the quiet banks of the Amstel River. Start off with a few safety rules (helmets are required for the young ones) and by adjusting your bicycle. Then, make your way to the banks using only dedicated lanes for bicycles. No need to worry about traffic here!
While on your bicycles, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Amstel River and the typical countryside landscapes in the back. There are several interesting stops along the way: a small petting zoo, a statue of Rembrandt, and of course, a traditional windmill. You will even get to cross the Amstel River on a small boat, and enjoy a small picnic snack once you reach the other side of the river.
And just to make sure the kids are kept engaged and entertained during the full duration of the bicycle tour, they will each receive fun-filled envelopes along the way with questions about what they see…

9. PAINTING LIKE VAN GOGH

  • Price per family (6 people max): 510 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2 hours
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private art teacher
    • Private workshop
    • You get to keep your masterpiece
Overview:
Walk in the shoes of the post-impressionist painter and learn how to paint like Van Gogh during this hands-on painting workshop set in the heart of Amsterdam.

Description:
Visiting the Van Gogh museum is already a wonderful experience, especially when taking this Discovering Van Gogh tour. But how about taking some paint and brushes and really learning how to make a post-impressionist painting just like the famous artist?
Painting Like Van Gogh hands-on workshop is a great way to learn about the artist and understand how he used colors and brushes to express his feelings and emotions. Just follow the instructions of your own private and skilled art teacher. In a workshop located in the heart of Amsterdam, she will give you all the tools and tips for you to paint your own Van Gogh-style painting. You do not need to be an accomplished painter to go a good job: this is only about emotion and how colors will transcribe what you feel.
The Painting Like Van Gogh hands-on workshop is the perfect combination to an earlier visit to the Van Gogh Museum.

10. MAKE YOUR OWN DUTCH CHEESE

  • Price per family (6 people max): 395 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2 hours
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private cheese making workshop
    • A professional cheese maker
    • A cheese for each member of the family
Overview:
Experience a real family-bonding moment while making your own Dutch cheese in the intimacy of a charming traditional farm in the Dutch countryside.

Description:
The big round cheeses are an iconic and delicious part of the Dutch culture and traditions. So why not have fun creating your own dutch cheese?
This hands-on activity takes place in the countryside, outside of busy Amsterdam. Here is your chance to discover the beautiful, flat countryside of the Netherlands. The family-run farm has cows, and with the milk, they produce their own cheese. And that is exactly what you are going to do too!
In a more modern room (for health issues), you will handle all the natural ingredients used to make the cheese: milk, salt and everything that derives from mixing all that. And during the few pauses in between each step of the process, you will get some pie and a hot (or cold) beverage. If you are lucky, and depending on the time, you might even get to feed the cows and calves.
You won’t be able to take your cheese back home (it needs time to mature), but you won’t be leaving this wonderful spot empty handed: each member of your family will get a similar cheese that you’ll be able to enjoy when you are back at the hotel or home.

11. REMBRANDT SELF PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

  • Price per family (6 people max): 690 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2.5 hours
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Private and professional art teacher
    • Private workshop
    • Self portraits of each member of the family
Overview:
Dress up like a noble 17th century Dutch family and paint your self portrait just like Rembrandt during this private, fun-filled family-friendly workshop.

Description:
Back in the 17th century, there were no cameras or selfies. It was only fusain or paint. Rich people would have their portraits painted by famous painters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer or Frans Hals. But these artists also painted themselves…
How would you like to become a 17th century painter and create your own self portrait? The Rembrant Self Portrait workshop is a perfect hands-on activity for both adults and children. Once you have entered the big, private workshop, it’s time for a change of clothes. Dress up as a wealthy family of the 17th century. Make sure you look nice as you are about to take a 17th century selfie! A photo will be taken of each member of your family (as well as a family photo, just for fun!)
With the help of an expert and professional art teacher, start creating your self portrait. You don’t need to be the real Rembrandt. Just follow the art teacher’s instructions and things will be just fine. And not only will you have a beautiful Rembrandt-like self portrait in 2.5 hours, but you will also experience had a wonderful, family bonding moment together!
A perfect way to enjoy some quality family time in Amsterdam, and a great activity to combine with a visit to the Rijksmuseum (The Treasures Of The Rijksmuseum).

12. DECORATE YOUR DUTCH CLOGS

  • Price per family (6 people max): 690 EUR
  • Duration of the activity: 2 hours
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • A private art teacher
    • Private workshop
    • Decorated clogs for each member of the family
Overview:
Decorate your own traditional yellow wooden Dutch clogs during this fun-filled, family-friendly hands-on workshop in Amsterdam.

Description:
How about bringing back your own personalized yellow wooden shoes? After all, there’s nothing more traditionally than those clogs, or klompen in Dutch.
This Decorate Your Dutch Clogs workshop is the perfect way to have fun with your family, and create something very Dutch. Instead of buying the clogs, isn’t it more fun to decorate your own?
With the help of your private, experienced art teacher, you will decorate your clogs based on techniques used in the Netherlands back in the old days. Chose the type of clog you want (and your shoe size) and then follow the instructions of your teacher to end up with a beautiful pair of wooden dutch clogs.
Apple pie and a drink is also part of the fun!
These shoes are yours to take back home, but unless you want to be the next fashion sensation, it’s better to hand them on the wall.

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