5 great activities for kids in The Hague
Kids love this cinema! The huge dome-shaped screen of the Omniversum lets you become part of the movie, which is quite a stunning experience. Most shows are educational movies about space and wildlife and last about an hour.
2) Haagse Boomtoppers
This recreational tree climbing event is a fun and safe activity for kids aged seven and over. The skilled instructors set up the climbing equipment in a park and supervise the kids. It’s both possible to join an organised climbing session (check Facebook) or to book a children’s party.
3) Kooman's Poppentheater
This charming puppet theatre has been around since 1960. It’s a magical place where beautiful puppets come to life. The owner, Arjan Kooman, creates everything himself: the puppets, the decors, and the stories. His brother Joost Kooman composes the music. The performances are aimed at children aged 5 and up. In Dutch only.
4) Avonturia De Vogelkelder
This enormous pet shop (the largest in the Netherlands!) is also a mini theme park with many activities for kids. Let them feel like Indiana Jones in the mini zoo with dark caves, a temple, reptiles, spiders, and bats. You can also throw your kids’ birthday party here and let them do adventurous things like gold digging, holding a snake and even eating insects.
5) De Jutterskeet
The Hague has its own beach comber: Ome Jan (Uncle John). On Saturday and Sunday afternoon you can find him and his assistant Rob in a little shed filled with interesting finds close to Kijkduin Beach. Ome Jan is happy to teach you how to become a real beach comber yourself. You can hire a metal detector or a fishing net here.
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