Two comfortable canal apartments in the heart of the historic city centre of Amsterdam
Activities and Fun
If you’ve seen everything in Amsterdam, you may want to have some fun climbing a tower or even the climbing wall or yes visit Artis the Royal Zoo!
Climb a Tower
Climb to dizzying heights by ascending the tower in your backyard: the bell tower of the Zuiderkerk (South Church) on Zuiderkerkhof. From this vantage point, you can get a bird’s eye view of your apartment, the Nieuwmarkt area and the whole city. In summer only.
Nemo - New Metropolis
Science & technology museum on Prins Hendrikkade is packed with fun, educational, interactive attractions for all ages. The museum is housed in a striking waterfront building designed by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Indoor kids’ play zone located underneath the Mr. Visserplein traffic circle. Measuring 4000 square meters, is aimed at kids aged 0-12 and even includes a children’s disco and mini-cinema.
De Klimmuur - Climbing Wall
On Dijkgracht (near Central Station) is an indoor climbing centre where you and your kids can practice your rock-climbing skills. Beginners as well as more experienced climbers are welcome; wall heights vary from 3 up to 21 meters.
Plantage Middenlaan 2a, tel. 0206258411. Visit this 18th century garden and look at the old trees and plants they brought back from all over the world since the 17th century. The place is very quiet and a 5 minute walk from your apartment.
BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE AND SKIP THE LINE. Established in 1838 as the Royal Zoological Society. In recent years, the zoo has undergone considerable renovation and modernization. Artis includes an aquarium, planetarium, geological museum and botanical gardens.
Lasergames at Intersphere
In a galaxy far, far away (well, actually, just around the corner!) challenge your kids to a laser gun cyber-shootout at Intersphere on Prins Hendrikkade. The “laser games” are all in good fun, of course, and no one gets hurt. The centre is located inside Cafe de Kluis where you can check out who won the game afterwards, and relax to Brazilian and Latin American music performed live every night.
On the water
Explore the wet side of Amsterdam! For sight-seeing, there’s nothing like taking one of the canal boats, a fun experience for both kids and adults. You can also use them for transportation by catching one of the Canal Bus boats at a number of locations in the Nieuwmarkt area. Or even rent a canal bike! What’s more, you can take a brunch cruise or (for the grown-ups) dinner cruise or candlelight cruise from Lovers or Holland International, both on Prins Hendrikkade. Ferries from the rear side of Central Station, going back and forth to either Amsterdam North or KNSM island, are free and a short (5-15 minutes) trip.