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The best museums for children

Are you vacationing in Holland with your children and do you want to enjoy a special outing? Visit a museum! Children will never be bored in any of the many child-friendly museums in Holland. There is something interesting for every age and preference. The Nijntje Museum is perfect for the very smallest children, for instance. Experience Holland’s rich history at the Maritime Museum, or explore space at the Space Expo.

Visit a nature museum with children

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Learn to love the little things in life at Micropia, the Amsterdam museum dedicated to microbes.

The Frisian Nature Museum will put you to work - by the end of the day, you will know everything about the nature in the province of Friesland.

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A unique journey through the human body with a tour and exhibition explaining how our bodies work and how the differ-ent organs relate to each other.

Dinos, the ice age, life on earth: learn all about biodiversity and nature at Naturalis in Leiden.

Get to know the world of water like you never did before.

Visit a culture museum with children

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Museum Speelklok

The most musical museum of the world.

Father and child looking at Miffy in Miffy museum Utrecht
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The Miffy Museum

The Miffy Museum enables young children to discover their world while they play.

Visit the Witches Weighhouse and discover the witch in your family!

Celebrities are waiting for you in Amsterdam.

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The Tropenmuseum

Discover cultures in one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful buildings.

Visit a history museum with children

Come along and travel through time by steam tram and boat!

Learn all about poldering, dike building, and the creation of a completey new province: Flevoland.

The Open Air Museum brings Dutch history back to life.

The Railway Museum in Utrecht is a popular attraction dedicated to preserving historical equipment from the Dutch national railway.

Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen
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The Zuiderzee Museum brings the stories of the inhabitants of the former Zuiderzee to life. Discover the unique story here!

Dive into the maritime history of Holland.

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Zeeland’ maritime museum.

Discover how much Holland owes to the sea.

Visit a science and technology museum with children

Space Expo: an educational look at the world of space exploration.

Count the stars in Utrecht—literally. At Sonnenborgh Museum & Observatory, you can learn all about astronomy and view the heavens through five telescopes.

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Louwman Museum

Discover how this inspiring and fully versatile event space can be the backdrop for your next event showcasing how the evolution of the automobile lead the way in technology and design.

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Science Center NEMO

Discover all there is to know about science and technology.

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Watch spectacular films at the spectacular IMAX dome theater or experiment in the science museum.

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at LEGOLAND Scheveningen

Kids looking at map at Spoorwegmuseum Utrecht
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Holland with kids

The Netherlands has numerous attractions that are extra fun for children such as zoos, amusement parks and museums for children.

Other activities for kids

Go on safari in the Netherlands: visit one of our many zoos. Fun for all ages!

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