Out and about with children - The best kids' outings in Gooi & Vecht

Climbing medieval castle towers. Discovering secret clues on an uninhabited fortress island. Racing on the go-kart track of famous brothers Tim and Tom Coronel. Romping around in a crazy nature playground. It's all possible in Gooi & Vecht! Whether you go out with a curious toddler or a teenager who is not easily impressed, there is plenty to do here for children and (grand)parents. Need inspiration for a day out with the family? Then read on!

Fort Island Pampus

On an uninhabited island

The island of Pampus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has everything for a special day out for young and old. Not for nothing has Pampus been awarded again as Kidsproof Museum! Wander freely around the uninhabited Fort Island or walk along with an enthusiastic guide. Set off with a secret key, fly in a virtual balloon ride and relive history with the latest multimedia gadgets and interactive games.

Go to Pampus

Oud Valkeveen Play Park

Playing in the nature of Gooi region

For almost a century, Oud Valkeveen Naarden has been a play paradise for children of all ages. The park has a large playground and even its own beach. The flying bees, climbing volcano and mini roller coaster are popular attractions. For toddlers and preschoolers, there is the special 'Miniland'. Tip: even when the weather is not so good, you have plenty of options here!

Plan your visit
Overzichtsfoto Speelpark Oud Valkeveen in Naarden met meerdere attracties en veel groen

Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot

Visit the knights

The perfectly preserved Muiderslot is surrounded by water and fantastic castle gardens. For children, there is plenty to do! Climb the medieval towers of the castle with the free audio tour for kids, do the treasure hunt (6-11 years) and find out how they used to keep the enemy at bay. At weekends and school holidays, there are often extra activities for children. From garden safari to knight's boot camp: check our Events Calendar.

Explore the castle
Historische binnenplaats van Kasteel Muiderslot met klinkers en waterput

Singer Laren

For mini Mondrians

Explore the halls and museum garden of Singer Laren together with character 'Pim' and see the art, plants and flowers with different eyes (4+ and 7+). The search sheet is free with a museum visit and tailored to the current exhibition. Every week there is the Open Children's Studio, where you can get creative yourself. Check the UITagenda for upcoming activities.

All about Singer

Dutch Fortress Museum

Hear the cannons roar

Wander through the dark casemates, hear the ripples of the moat through the listening holes and stroll along the green ramparts. Take a guided tour, take a boat trip through fortified moats of fortified Naarden and hear cannons roar on Archers' Day. Get the ultimate fortress experience here.

Explore the fortress
Kindje rent over de vestingwal tussen de rode kanonnen van het Nederlands Vestingmuseum door.