You don’t have to be four years old to enjoy the fun and games to be discovered in the Museum Quarter. Just connect to your inner-child and enjoy! This walk starts at the Rijksmuseum.
Swimming Pool Zuiderbad
Want to take a dive in Amsterdam’s oldest still existing indoor swimming pool? The Zuiderbad is housed in a listed building dating from 1897 and at the time of its opening in 1912 was ahead of its time featuring electric light and central heating. More than a hundred years later it still has many of its authentic details, but thanks to a recent complete renovation is also fully equipped for the 21st century swimmer.
De Teekenschool Rijksmuseum
De Teekenschool – drawing school – at the Rijksmuseum offers countless ways to get creative for children, adults and families. There are drawing and painting classes, photography workshops (for example ‘photographing like Rembrandt’) and it’s even possible to have a birthday party there. Every activity includes a visit to the museu
The garden around the Rijksmuseum is a surprisingly tranquil place right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Museumplein. A great place to sit and relax surrounded by an abundance of plants, flowers, statues and vases, or to enjoy a game of chess on the giant chess board. The fountain doubles as a water playground for anyone who wants to cool down on a hot day.
Whether you want to climb on the giant letters spelling IAMSTERDAM, run up and down the sloping grass roof of the car park (called ‘het ezelsoor’, meaning donkey’s ear) or have a picnic on the grass, the Museumplein offers many ways to have fun. In summer you can dip your toes in the large pond which in wintertime is turned into an ice skating rink where you can rent skates or just go for a hot chocolate. Still not tired? Then proceed to the playground next to the Cobra Café (check out its terrace), which also features a basketball court and a halfpipe for skateboarding daredevils.
For over 100 years, Petit Bateau has been the purveyor of fine knits, soft jersey underwear and beautiful baby and children´s clothing, all with that classic French twist. The shop at Van Baerlestraat has recently been refurbished and don´t forget that Petit Bateau offers a great line of clothes for adults as well.
Dolce & Gabbana Junior, Kenzo, Moncler and Burberry are just some of the high fashion brands that can be found at Azurro Kids to dress your little fashionista in.