When school is over, sometimes, it is difficult to find new activities for your child to do. The first thing that comes to mind is to send your kid to camp. This is a good idea because it will take up most of the time in summer for your kid. But how about the rest of the year? What can you plan for your child to make your ordinary Amsterdam holidays fun and educational?
Go to museums
Museums are the best places to go to when you want your kid to learn about new things and discover science, art, construction, and more topics. It is through museums that your child will find out more about the past, learn about the present, and be creative and hopeful of what the future may bring. And museums are relatively cheap. Some even offer free entrances. Others give voucher codes and coupons during the off-season so you have to keep in touch with these special discounts.
You can go to the Nemo Museum, one of the largest science centers in Amsterdam. You can also go to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Scheepvaartmuseum. Let your books and words come alive through these museums.
Go to the park
Visiting the park can be quite normal for your family. But it does not have to be this way. All you have to do is come prepared. Have a set of lessons that you want to teach your kid. You may opt to visit the park first and look for topics that you can discuss with your kid. You can talk about different plant and flower species. You can talk about different breeds of dogs. Ask the owners if your child can pat their dogs and feed them.
The good thing about this tip is that it is actually free. You can go to a nearby park and learn a lot of new things. You are also teaching your kid that you do not have to spend much to learn. You just need to open your eyes and see the beauty that is around you. You will never know how much you learn until you intentionally look for it.