family cycling in Holland

Holland, with its picturesque landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage, is an ideal destination for families seeking an unforgettable adventure. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top five kid-friendly activities that promise a perfect blend of fun, education, and excitement. From Rotterdam Zoo to the iconic Kinderdijk Windmills, these experiences are sure to create lasting memories for both parents and little explorers.

Top 5 Things To Do In Holland With Kids

Holland with Kids

Rotterdam Zoo – A Wild Family Day Out:

Begin your Holland family adventure with a visit to Rotterdam Zoo, also known as Diergaarde Blijdorp. This expansive zoo offers a diverse range of animal exhibits, interactive displays, and play areas. Kids will delight in getting up close to their favorite animals, from majestic lions to playful penguins. The Oceanium, a massive indoor aquarium, is a highlight, providing a mesmerizing underwater experience. With educational programs and entertaining shows, Rotterdam Zoo ensures a wild and wonderful family day out.

Kinderdijk Windmills

Kinderdijk Windmills – Marvel at Dutch Ingenuity:

A trip to Holland wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the iconic windmills, and Kinderdijk is the perfect place to do just that. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases 19 historic windmills set against the stunning backdrop of the Dutch countryside. Take a boat tour or explore on foot or by bike, and let the kids marvel at these impressive structures while learning about their crucial role in water management. The picturesque setting offers ample opportunities for family photos and outdoor picnics.

Amsterdam Explore the City’s Family-Friendly Wonders

Amsterdam is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities. Start your exploration at the NEMO Science Museum, where kids can engage in hands-on experiments and interactive displays. Take a canal cruise to discover the city’s historic charm, or visit the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo for a unique combination of nature, culture, and architecture. Don’t forget to explore Vondelpark, a sprawling green oasis with playgrounds, ponds, and open spaces perfect for a family picnic.

Big Family Little Adventures has also written a post about Amsterdam for Families if you want an extra read.

Young Child on a bike

Get On A Bike! – Pedal Through Dutch Beauty

One of the best ways to experience Holland is by getting on a bike. The country’s flat terrain and extensive network of cycling paths make it an ideal destination for family bike rides. Rent bikes and explore the countryside, picturesque villages, and scenic landscapes. Many cities also offer kid-friendly bike tours, providing a safe and enjoyable way for the whole family to immerse themselves in the beauty of Holland.

Madurodam Miniature Village

Madurodam – Miniature Fun in The Hague

Wrap up your family adventure with a visit to Madurodam in The Hague. This miniature park allows kids to explore a scaled-down version of Holland’s most iconic landmarks and cities. From miniature canals to tiny windmills, Madurodam offers a unique perspective on Dutch culture and history. Interactive exhibits and play areas add an extra layer of fun, making it a must-visit destination for families exploring Holland with kids.

Holland’s diverse attractions cater to families seeking a perfect blend of fun, education, and cultural exploration. From the wild wonders of Rotterdam Zoo to the charming windmills of Kinderdijk, Amsterdam’s family-friendly delights, biking adventures, and the miniature magic of Madurodam, Holland promises an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Pack your bags, embrace the Dutch spirit, and embark on a Holland family adventure filled with laughter, discovery, and joy.

Have you been to Holland? What is your top thing to do with your kids?

Our top 5 things to do in Holland with Kids

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I have always had an interest in travel and now I have My two boys I want them to see more than just the UK. I hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children.

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  1. Great list. I’ve visited Amsterdam a few times now, including this year with my little boy but have never ventured outside the city. I’d love to return and spend a bit longer exploring the rest of the region including the Kinderdijk Windmills and the tulip fields in Spring! Polly

    1. Thank you for commenting. Yes you should go back and explore. There is so much more to see and do 🙂 My favourite place was the Kinderdijk Windmills. Think I will be going on about them for a long time! Would love to see the tulip fields if we go back x

  2. You are the second person I have heard saying that Rotterdam Zoo is the best view they have ever visited. We will definitely go next time we go to Holland – my boys love a good zoo.

    1. Oh yes if you go back try get to Rotterdam Zoo. Your boys will love it. Such a good zoo and we didn’t even get to see it all! Thank you for commenting x

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