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The 3 most entertaining museums for children

Going on holiday with the children this autumn to Holland? Then a visit to a museum will be an entertaining excursion, because there are plenty of museums that are exciting, educational and adventurous for children, which they will undoubtedly enjoy. The 3 most entertaining museums for children at a glance.

  • Learn all about science and technology in Holland’s largest science centre, Nemo.
  • Find out how the world was created in the Museon.
  • Look round a genuine VOC ship and find out about maritime history in the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum).

Nemo Amsterdam

Nemo Amsterdam is the largest science centre in Holland. Children learn all about science and technology in a fun, interactive way. Nemo has five floors full of demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, and more, stimulating all the senses. In short, a visit to Nemo is educational and fun (even for adults).


Museon in The Hague is an interactive arts and science museum where children discover how the world was created in an entertaining and educational way. From dinosaurs to the creation of the earth and from the North Pole to wars and peacetime. Museon has interpreted all these themes for the public in a simple, accessible way, making a visit to Museon highly educational for young and old.

National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum)

The National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) in Amsterdam shows how the sea has defined Dutch culture. The museum has a special collection devoted to Holland’s maritime history. Children can learn more about shipping interactively and explore a real VOC ship themselves! A visit to the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) is a lot of fun and very special.  

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