Rotterdam Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Rotterdam Family-friendly activities

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

1. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a brunch, lunch, dinner, high tea, or high wine at 300 feet high in the brasserie. In the coffee corner on the ground floor, you’ll find some the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini, or a wrap. Get an adrenaline rush by adding a ticket to the Euroscoop. Enjoy dizzying views of Rotterdam from a rotating elevator 185 meters in the air on the outside of the Euromast.

Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

2. Rotterdam: Pancake Cruise

In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a mixture of sightseeing and culinary adventure with this pancake cruise along the waterways of Rotterdam. Feast on freshly baked natural, apple and bacon pancakes and a plethora of garnishes such as cheese, ham, fruits, jams and eggs. How many pancakes can you eat in-75 minutes? You'll find out on this tour.  For the younger guests, there is a large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat. Also colouring pictures and colour pencils. Plenty of fun is to be had for people of all ages. As you sail across the Rotterdam waters, you will have a beautiful view over the impressive skyline. From the water you can not miss the famous and bold architecture of Rotterdam’s large buildings!

Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

3. Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

Take a tour of the city to see the most exceptional and beautiful places in Rotterdam, followed by a thrilling splash — a spectacular dive into the Maas River. Suddenly the bus turns into a seaworthy vessel, sailing down the river with spectacular views of the city skyline.  Board the amphibious bus in the center of Rotterdam and enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing tour that takes you past the city’s highlights. Learn about the history of this port town from your expert guide, or through the multilingual audio commentary available on board.

Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

4. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit Rotterdam Zoo and see fascinating animals that feel perfectly at home in specially-imitated natural landscapes. Avoid the long lines and explore one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Rotterdam Zoo supports a number of conservation projects in the wild and actively participates in many breeding programmes for endangered species and is one of the international top ten of zoos in this field. Dive into Oceanium and take a magical voyage over the bottom of the sea and along coastal regions, meeting many marine and coastal inhabitants such as fish (from herring to sharks), puffins, snakes and a large group of king penguins. Discover beautiful butterfly paradise Amazonica where you'll experience tropical temperatures, fragrant flowers, thousands of colorful South American butterflies, the awesome anaconda and greedy piranhas.  In Africa, an exciting path takes you safely past a group of large crocodiles! Once you’re at the top of the path, stand eye to eye with the giraffes. At a safe altitude, admire the other inhabitants of the new savanna such as hyenas, kudus, ostriches and zebras. On the African Gorilla Island, you will be delighted by Bokito’s playful gorilla family. ...and much more! On top of these experiences, see a rare species of forest giraffe, take a voyage through Asian marshes, and discover the Ice Cave for a magnificent view of polar bears.

Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

5. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit two museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

Rotterdam Maritime Museum: Entrance Ticket

6. Rotterdam Maritime Museum: Entrance Ticket

At the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, go on a journey through the maritime past and present in modern exhibitions for adventures large and small. Listen to the stories, admire the prize exhibits from the museum's leading collection or join in some of the numerous activities: visit the Offshore Experience to go on a challenging search for energy, visit "Professor Splash" for kids aged 4-10, and discover the enormous effect that shipping has on our daily lives. The museum is located in one of the oldest and largest museum harbors of the Netherlands, where you can visit historic vessels and cranes, and experience how the world's leading port developed in this area. All the historic vessels and cranes are maintained in working condition and are just waiting to be explored. For 140 years, the museum has been able to keep welcoming new generations, infusing them with a love of the maritime world.

Rotterdam: Miniworld Rotterdam Entry Ticket

7. Rotterdam: Miniworld Rotterdam Entry Ticket

Visit the largest indoor miniature collection in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Located in the center of Rotterdam, Miniworld offers a unique way to explore the city of Rotterdam as well as other parts of the Netherlands. See the history, architecture, stories, and absorbing maritime tradition of Rotterdam with a birds-eye view. View vast rural Dutch landscapes, filled with windmills and typical Dutch villages. The whole miniature world takes up over 650 square meters of space. In Miniworld a day lasts 24 minutes. When night falls, look down as thousands of tiny lights sparkle in the dark. At dawn, the 27,000 tiny inhabitants wake up and the city comes to life. See intercity trains rush to their destinations, and trucks carry their cargo to and from the miniature port. Look closely and take note of the level of detail. Continue on to the exhibition of Great Britain in miniature. See the whole length of the country represented, from the White Cliffs of Dover, through the sloping hills of England, up to the Scottish Highlands. See Britain’s rich rail history represented, with spectacular viaducts, bridges, and historic railway lines.

Rotterdam: Old Town and Harbour Exploration Game

8. Rotterdam: Old Town and Harbour Exploration Game

Explore the city by slipping in the role of a WWII spy trying to save the city from an apocalyptic bombing raid. In your mission, you will discover incredible places and solve clues on your phone that will walk you through stories of honor, love, and war, whilst exploring Rotterdam in its old glory. The journey will take you around 1.5 to 2-hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length of the route is about 3 kilometers. Embark on a self-guided quest by merely downloading the app and heading to the starting point. Get ready to go on a unique and thrilling city exploration adventure. As you solve the clues, you will discover new locations and stories. This game is one of the most exciting and unique ways to have fun while acquainting yourself with the marvelous city of Rotterdam. Join this fantastic game for families and groups of friends. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

9. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

Experience the enchanting and iconic tulip fields at their purest. You will enjoy a drive-it-yourself trip through the famous flower bulb region, taking in the colors and smells, and stopping as often as you want for a selfie among the tulip and flower fields. Drive in a sturdy open-cab Twizy over a 20-kilometer route past the colorful tulip and flower fields. The road will lead you through the famous flower bulb region and to an authentic flower bulb nursery. Throughout your tour, your audio guide will inform you of all the ins and outs of the area, whilst also sharing interesting facts about the tulip industry, Cruise down country roads along the flowering tulips and park your Twizy beside the road to admire the sea of flowers up close. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road, you will be sure to attract a lot of attention. For kids ages 4 - 16yrs, there is a challenging treasure hunt, will they crack the code of the safe and win a cool prize?

Rotterdam: Wereldmuseum Entry Ticket

10. Rotterdam: Wereldmuseum Entry Ticket

Book your entry ticket to the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam to experience a world-class collection comprised of more than 83,000 artifacts representing cultures in the past up to the present. Witness over 100 years of collecting by Rotterdammers for Rotterdammers. Experience this magnificent collection and the museum in a new light thanks to being reorganized and remodeled in 2019, ensuring that all the facilities are of the highest standard. Enjoy an experience perfect for the whole family with the newly developed and now fully reopened children’s museum. Along with its thousands of cultural artifacts on display, contemporary fashion, contemporary art, design, and items from popular culture will eventually be added to the collection. Wereldmusuem is located in one of Rotterdam’s most iconic buildings: the majestic building by the Maas River, originally built for the Royal Yacht Club. The members of the club’s board, including scientist and globetrotter Elie van Rijckevorsel, originally used the building to display objects they had collected on their travels. Van Rijckevorsel’s collection largely formed the basis of Wereldmuseum’s collection. Over 50% of Rotterdam’s residents have culturally diverse roots. The traditions and customs they brought with them a century ago have become increasingly integrated into local culture and are an integral part of the wonderfully diverse city that Rotterdam has since become.

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What people are saying about Rotterdam

We were with the children and grandchildren. The grandchildren loved it and then we have a good time too. Without the grandchildren we would have liked it less.

It was a very nice experience. Getting the ticket beforehand really help to immediately enter all the different parts of the place.

A must do experience. I’ve never had this experience before. Very recommended for families with teenagers.

One of the best experiences I’ve had in Rotterdam. Fully worth it.

Cool experience. if you don't know something yet...