For the 12th year on a row, Zwolle will become the capital of Lego welcoming the largest spectacle in the World of the famous colored bricks! In the 6 halls by the Ijssel, kids will enjoy a big world built out all of Lego, with life-size constructions, and will have the chance to build whatever they want with millions of bricks! Great prizes can be won by building amazing constructions and at the end of the week there will be the grand finale for the Best Lego Builder of the Netherlands championship.
How to find your way through our amsterdam. Click on the age group below or search per type of spot (on the right). Feel free to add your tips in the comments box under each article! Thanks, angie.
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Former famous spot in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Restaurant Praq recently moved to the new boosting neighborhood of Waaidorp, in its brandly new building by dutch designer & architect Tjep. It is just north of Amsterdam, near the Zeeburger islands, and easily reachable by car on the A10. They have classic recipes and biological products, in the summer time a huge sunny errace is available with wood-fired oven for real italian pizza!
It has always been a recreational and entertainment area, and since a hundred years there used to be a pannekoeken house and people came here to bathe and sit in the sun. Now it's a park with plenty of fun attractions for children!
Here you can find all the locations of the pools in town.
Nemo is the biggest Science and Technology Museum in the Netherlands. Open since 1997, it is hosted in a very peculiar building designed by italian famous architect Renzo Piano, shaped as a hull of a ship overlooking the Ij canal.
In the summer time, the top of the terrace, made with huge stone steps, turns into a sort of city beach, with sandy areas, and little water rivers. The top floor restaurant makes it the better place where to stop during the visit on a sunny day.Otherwise there are two coffee areas on the ground floor and on dek 2, where you can also bring your own food as a picnic.
With more than 350 activities and games installations, Linnaeushof is the biggest play area in Europe, as stated on their website. This year, for the second time, it has also been nominated as the Best Day Trip Out in the Netherlands.
When the sun comes out, one of the first places where you should have a walk is the Japanese Garden in the Amsterdamse Bos. It gets its full blossom by the first half of april and lasts only for a month or so, until mid May usually.
Olmenhorst is a beautiful estate in Lisserbroek. On the estate you can find many activities for children (and for adults as well!) . Olmenhorst's speciality is: Apples! The apple orchard is endlessly lined with apple trees, from which you can let the children pick the apples directly from the branches! I find it important for city children to install the feeling of the country side and involving them actively in agricultural activities.
Why can Keukenhof be special for children? There are many reasons, of course if you have a newborn it ' just lovely to have a walk' in the middle of this huge variety of flowers.
But the main reason in my opinion is that when children are young, they like to play, but they also need if not deserve to be taught the basics of the country in which they are living in. Flowers, as much as bicycles, are a symbol of the Netherlands, and this is a nice way to explain it to your older children.
The Bijlmerweide is a perfect child-sized garden with animals: here you can find little lambs running in open green grass (not in enclosed areas), rabbits, turkeys, splendid colourful birds and even a proud peacock!
The Amstelpark was created in the early 1970s in occasion of a big fair of garden installations, the Floriade. There are special types of gardens and an Orangerie. Some sculpture exhibitions can be hosted in open air, or into the Glass House. There is a (wine) bar and a restaurant near the main entrance of the park. For kids there is a petty farm and a play ground.
Holland is world wide famous for its flowers, especially tulips. Spring is the time of the year where you can see the flower fields blossoming! You can find many colourful fields between Haarlem and Sassenheim, but the main tulip field area is around the little village of Lisse, 30 km south east from Amsterdam. At Lisse you will also find the Keukenhof Gardens.
Spring has definitively arrived! We all enjoy longer days, nice sunny and sometimes warm hours and.. everyone really wants to get out of the house and head into parks and green grass.
It is also Easter time and bunnies, lambs and eggs seem to be all around us. So what's better than heading for one of the kinderboerderij (Dutch for petty farm) to have a bit of fresh air and a walk to see all the farm animals!
In some of these farms you can also buy some tiny bottles to feed the little lambs! Enjoy watching lambs and all the farm animals in these Amsterdam kinderboerderij (petty farms).