Kids Activities In Amsterdam
Amsterdam has plenty of fun activities available (in English) for babies, toddlers & kids of all ages! From music, to dancing, to art & sports classes - it's all available in Amsterdam! Wondering which activities are available in Amsterdam? So many activity providers are thrilled to be able to welcome your and your family to their facilities around the city. We are featuring a great group of local activity providers below & make sure to check out our full list of activities on our sister-site Amsterdam Families.
ABC's of Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, home of bikes, canals, bridges, and much more!
When arriving in a new place, reading about your destination is a great way to spark children’s curiosity, and start a journey of discovery!
The ABCs of Amsterdam is a first city guide designed to help the youngest readers discover what’s unique about Amsterdam. With suggestions for things to see and do, words to learn, fun and interesting facts, and bright illustrations, it is a playful introduction to this wonderful city.
Read The ABCs of Amsterdam with your littlest travelers to create a special experience exploring the city, one letter at a time!
The Science Camp
The Science Camp organises science related activities for curious kids age 5-10. During our daycamps, after school activities and birthday parties we explore the fun side of science. Through a wild range of experiments we learn to make hypotheses, we succeed by failing, learn to work together with our STEM activities, practice our young engineering skills and yet also get to run outside and just play. What a fun time while learning!
After school activities
Starting January 2022 we will have Science After School Activities. It is an after school activity for kids who can't get enough of science. Let's call it our own Wonderlab! During the class we will explore fun and educational subjects and dig a little deeper into the science behind all the experiments. With a maximum of 8 kids per group the teacher will have more personal attention and will be able to answer all of the questions. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for the big launch or send us an email.
Little Star Fitness offers seven different programs all year round for children aged 2-12 years. The sessions are great fun and absolutely enjoyed by everyone. From May to October, you will find the children in Vondelpark; during the colder months the program is delivered indoors on several locations throughout Amsterdam.
Little Star emphasizes developing gross and fine motor skills, coordination and rhythm, all while building self-confidence in a fun and non-competitive environment. Children can attend the October camp (18 - 22nd October 2021) for the entire holiday, or they can sign up for shorter classes in the Sports Stars and Dance Groovers, Cheer Squad, Circus Stars and Aerial Silks. Children get to experience dance, cheerleading, various sports and new circus and aerial silks tricks, so they can discover their own talent.
Little Star Fitness is there to cater for all levels and experience. Head to the website to find out more, or chat to Chanté for any questions you may have
At Mini Professors we are passionate about science and we aim to inspire a generation. Our theme tune’s opening line is ‘Science is all around us’ and this reflects the ethos of our lessons. We feel that all children have a great thirst for learning from a young age and therefore, should be given every opportunity to develop and learn new skills and wonder at the world around them. Our science classes are suitable for curious kids 2-7 years old.
We believe that science should be accessible to all. As with any language, children can easily absorb and learn from an early age. That is why we endeavour not to dumb down scientific terminology but explain scientific principles in simple terms with fun experiments. We encourage our Mini Professors to explore for themselves and interact as much as possible.
Mini Michelangelos is a small company that runs art workshops and private art classes for children. The classes are rooted in art history; they are based on an artist or art movement that we talk about in class before getting creative. Every child then creates an artwork inspired by the artist/movement that they take home at the end of the session. We end the class by discussing the work everyone has made; I encourage the children to say what they like about each other’s’ artworks. The classes are designed to be educational and inspirational!
I am currently running private art classes and weekend workshops. My weekend workshops are 1.5 hours and are currently being held at the Lissart Studio on Damrak. This is a beautiful space to work, where the children can feel like real artists, surrounded by paintings and easels. All materials are supplied for the workshops and the children leave with a finished piece.
Private classes take place at the child’s home, and I bring all of the materials with me, including a table cloth and aprons. Classes are 1 hour and can be given for individual children or for a group of siblings.
Practicing and learning about art broadens and animates children’s understanding of the world around them, helping them to improve their fine motor skills and exercise their imaginations. Creating art may also boost a child’s confidence in themselves and their abilities, as well as promoting a healthy attitude towards making mistakes.
My Little van Gogh’s Art program has been designed with a focus on children's creativity development, inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and other contemporary educational and artistic projects, our Atelier provides a nurturing space to express, experiment, create, tinkering and have fun.
Now it is even easier for you to explore, create and get messy with us. We have designed simple and fun activities you can do at home and professional guides to learn about process art and children's creativity development.
In 2015, Those Dam Boat Guys created an Amsterdam boat experience unlike any other. The goal is to provide intimate boat tours with genuine, flowing conversations. Basically, they strive to be your nerdy friend in Amsterdam that has a cool boat........buuuuuut, a friend that’s also charges you money to hang out with them :-)
Come join the friendly, irreverent, and knowledgeable guides of Those Dam Boat Guys on their small, silent, electric boat for the most fun and relaxed tour in the city. There’s no set route, and nothing is scripted or prerecorded.
Every tour is a conversation, allowing our guides to custom tailor a more personal, unique, and memorable tour experience. Feel free to bring anything you want to eat or drink. Public tours available online and private tours by email request.
We also have kids life vests upon requests.
Little Lollipops run music and sensory classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children.
All classes are taught in English by experienced and enthusiastic teachers. All of our teachers also have a VOG and are fully First Aid trained. Each term a theme is chosen and this gets incorporated into all the classes for the term, previous themes have included space, under the sea and on the farm!
Our mission is to encourage your child to build their confidence, independence and enthusiasm for music in a relaxed setting. At Little Lollipops we focus on learning through play which is why our sessions include action songs, parachute play, puppet time, disco time and bubble fun.
We offer two programs ; Baby Bops and Mini Bops. During Baby Bops your 2 month - 9 month olds will love the colorful lights, cuddly puppets and a variety of songs. At Mini Bops the 10 month - 3 year olds delight in dancing around the room, running under the parachute and playing with the variety of instruments. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and let the fun begin!
IMAGINEBOX offers themed activity boxes for children. Our boxes promote family time together without all the hassle of researching, planning and gathering the materials. We design activities that spark children's ability to create, build their own toys, and use them in imaginative play. All this while having FUN!
But we are much More Than A Craft Box. We love spending time with kids and learning from them so we also organize events and regular classes that include crafts, yoga and storytelling.
Find more information on our website and show us some love on Facebook and Instagram!
WOW - Baby & Toddler Sensory
At WOW, we know how important the time you spend with your child is and how much you love watching your child on their own special journey. Our classes are designed to create not only incredible learning experiences for your child but also unique shared and treasured moments of joy and fun for you.
Our nationally award-winning WOW programmes for children bring the very best fully-accredited programmes to your neighbourhood. Our research means that each programme has been fully tested and tried to bring both the WOW and the underlying developmental learning for children from birth to key Stage 1 in the safest way possible. And we do it just down the road!
Baby Sensory: Precious Early Learning for Babies (0-15 months): Baby Sensory provides hundreds of sensory development activities that are great fun for parents and babies to share in the vital first year. Mostly class inspires parents how to play with their babies in order to stimulate their development.
Toddler Sense: The Toddler Adventure Play program (15 months-4 years): Toddler Sense is an exciting introduction into learning through play, music and games. Classes are a combination of gym, dance, music, play and mostly FUN! Every week introduces new activities and a whole new adventure.
Looking for classes to teach your baby to swim? Then you’ve come to the right place. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe.
From our extensive experience, we know that learning to swim at a young age offers all sorts of significant benefits. Baby swimming is a fascinating subject: there’s a long history to it, and a pattern to the way babies learn and the way their little bodies develop, and our lessons are all designed with this in mind.
Project Fearless one of a kind after-school programs are for girls ages 9-14 and mentorship programs for teens 15-18 in Amsterdam.
Each of our courses is designed to give girls the tools and confidence to discover new passions, get out of their comfort zones, stand up and speak out!
We give girls a space to try new things without the pressure to be perfect while building their confidence and resilience through programs such as skate & create (skateboarding), touch rugby, kickboxing, Art for Climate Action, and so much more. There is a space for every type of girl and we are always adding in new programs.
Currently operation all over Centrum, Nieuw West, and Zuidoost- Join us for 8 weeks of Fearless fun.