The 5 nicest places for outdoor fun with kids Amsterdam

Kinderboerderij Westerpark

Overbrakerpad 10

+31 (0)20 682 21 93

www.kinderboerderijwesterpark.nl

This petting zoo has lots of different goats, sheep, ponies, and a cow called Teuke. There are also smaller animals to pet, including rabbits and guinea pigs. Besides animals, there's a playground with a slide, swings and a sand pit. It makes for a nice stop when walking trhough the Westerpark. Sit down and enjoy a coffee or lemonade on the terrace.

Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve

Nieuwe Meerlaan 4

Amsterdamse Bos / Amstelveen

+31 (0)20 645 50 34

www.geitenboerderij.nl

Goats galore! At this working farm whiet dairy goats roam around big barns. They are curious animals and can be petted. You can even feed the little ones a bottle of milk if you want. There's a shop where they sell goat's milk products, and a nice self-service restaurant where you can order tasty sandwiches or a goat milk's ice cream.

Artis

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40

0900 2784796

www.artis.nl

A trip to Amsterdam really isn't complete without a visit to Artis. This old city zoo has put a lot of work into turning its outdated confined cages into natural and spacious environments. Visitors really love the bird and monkey houses where the tiniest monkeys jump around your head in the same space where large green iguanas roam around freely and bats hang from the ceiling.

Kinderboerderij De Uylenburg

Staalmeesterslaan 420

+31 (0)20 618 52 35

www.kinderboerderij-uylenburg.nl

This fun little petting zoo is located in the outer most corner of Rembrandt Park, close to the Ramada Apollo Hotel. They have goats, pigs, horses and numerous small animals such as rabbits, chicken and turkeys. You can buy animal feed for just 50 cents and feed the critters. There's also a small playground and a nice terrace to enjoy a coffee or chocolate milk. Open 7 days a week.

Fun Forest

Bosbaanweg 3

Amsterdamse Bos / Amstelveen

www.funforest.nl

Soar through the treetops on a zip wire, climb up ladders and make your way across flimsy rope ladders. There are nine different climbing and survival courses in this tree park, suitable for kids of 4 years and up. The three-hour climbing experience is fun for adults as well, although some courses are for kids only. Parents can watch from the terrace.

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