AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS
I went on holiday to Amsterdam last week with my family. I was slightly nervous that there were certain parts of Amsterdam that I didn't want my children to see or more importantly didn't want those awkward questions from them that might come after seeing certain things. However, I didn't have to worry there was just so much to do with kids that we saw an amazing, family friendly city.
I would definitely recommend buying the I AMSTERDAM CARD. You pay for it upfront and it gets you into most of the museums, the public transport and a canal cruise. It saved us hundreds of Euros and allowed us to pop into some attractions that perhaps we might not have done otherwise.
With Kids I would say the Artis Royal Zoo, Artis Micropia, Ajax Stadium Tour, Jewish Quarter ( particularly the kids section) and the Dutch Resistance Museum are all musts as they are so interactive, child friendly and keep everyone (adults and kids engaged for ages). Our favourite however was The National Maritime Museum. It was in such a beautiful building, the cafe was great and there was so much to see and do. The kids play area in the hull of the boat was a super idea and the interactive game on the second floor brought out our competitive element and encouraged us to look at all the display boards to find the answers to the questions.
Make sure you wear comfy shoes as you will do lots of walking. The public transport is first class and the kids enjoyed the train, bus and metro experiences so make sure you give your feet a break and use the other methods too.