A handy and complete overview of indoor and outdoor playgrounds in Amsterdam for children. Is the sun shining? Then choose an outdoor playground. Is the weather bad? Then go for an indoor playground. We made a list of all the options.
Inside playgrounds in Amsterdam
At Candy Castle, you can play and climb in a monumental church! Candy Castle is an indoor play paradise, located in a recently restored monumental church. Here you can play, jump, climb, crawl and slide. At the bottom of the basement you can go-karting. Candy Castle is for children up to 12 years old. There is a protected area for children up to 4 years old.
Address: Erik de Roodestraat 14
In this indoor playground you can climb and scramble and also jump on the trampoline. Playing paradise TunFun covers no less than 4000 square meters of fun! Divided into 3 parts for different age categories, TunFun offers challenging games for every age. There is also a soccer field, trampolines and a stormed court. And you can drink coffee and eat something there.
Address: Mr. Visserplein 7
Apenkooien in het weekend
Is the weather a little less? During the school year, Skills organizes a monkey cage for children between the ages of two and eight in the gym. Children can enjoy playing old-fashioned, climbing and scrambling on mats, racks and rings with the presence of experienced Skills trainers. There is a walk-in every Saturday between 10:30 and 12:00. Super fun, and sporty! The entrance fee is 5 euros, you pay this when you get there.
Address: C. van Eesterenlaan 50, Dintelstraat 5
An indoor playground where you can climb and clamber. Ballorig is an indoor play paradise for children from 0 to 12 years. There is a separate play area for the youngest children up to and including 4 years old. While the children enjoy themselves in the play paradise, the parents can drink a cup of coffee or have a snack in the restaurant. The design of the children’s play paradise gives you a good overview of all the play equipment.
Address: Arena Boulevard 240
Darteldome is an indoor playground. Here you can jump, clamber and slide. Trampolines at heights provide the necessary challenge for tough boys and girls, while future drivers ride a circuit on electric cars. And there is even a play volcano that you can climb on!
Address: Sportpark Kadoelen 4
Outdoor playgrounds in Amsterdam
Of all the parks in Amsterdam, the Amstelpark is the most versatile park. It really has everything: beautiful nature, it is spacious, green, but also has lots of recreational opportunities. Children of all ages are always actively involved and can have a great time here. There is a very large playground, a kind of amusement park, a petting zoo, miniature golf, restaurants and a train that runs through the entire park in 20 minutes.
Address: Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1
This great playground in Amsterdam East is a favorite of many. Jeugdland is a large and spacious play area surrounded by greenery. Children can play, build and make a mess in a natural environment. In addition to the small-scale petting zoo, you can build your own huts (for the somewhat older children), do crafts, play in the playground, grow fruit and vegetables, climb and play with water. Jeugdland is for children up to 14 years. In Amsterdam West there is a similar playing area, namely “Het Woeste Westen”
Address: Valentijnkade 131
Het Woeste Westen
Here you can go ahead in the middle of nature! “Het Woeste Westen” is a playground where kids up to 13 years old can discover nature! You can play with sand and water here, build a hut, admire frogs and insects, play in a flowing stream, stroll through reeds and bushes or pick beautiful flowers and much more! Don’t put on your best clothes, because real adventurers will of course get dirty and wet here!
Address: Overbrakerpad 3
Geitenboerderij Amsterdamse Bos
The goat farm is great fun for young and old and is located in a great place in the Amsterdamse Bos. In addition to cows, horses, pigs and sheep that you can pet and give bottles, there is also a nice playground. Also, they have a vegetable garden where organic vegetables are grown and they sell the tastiest products in their farm shop. End your visit with a delicious apple pie!
Address: Nieuwe Meerlaan 4
Are you looking for something that is the ideal combination between a lovely terrace, good food and plenty of (outdoor) entertainment for the children? Then you should definitely go to the Vondel Garden. With their nice terrace, located at the southern tip of the Vondelpark, you can really relax here. A playground for young and old is adjacent to the terrace. It has a huge sandpit, climbing frames and a large slide. And what’s really nice: you can also bring drinks to the playground while your children play.
Address: Vondelpark 7
Maybe a bit obvious, but you should certainly not miss a visit to Artis. Artis is such a wonderful place for children. This city zoo is in the middle of the city, green and full of flowers and plants, and there is a nice playground for the kids.
Entrance: 0 – 2: free, 3 – 9: 20,50, 10+ 24,00
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Speeltuin UJ Klaren
This is the oldest playground in the Netherlands, located at the Weteringsplantsoen in the heart of Amsterdam. A playground is a wonderful place for children between 2 and 12 years old. There is a large piece suitable for smaller children and a piece for larger children, with a huge climbing frame and high swings, for example. They even get all kinds of bicycles to play with.
Address: Tweede Weteringplantsoen 10