Are you planning to take the kids to Delft for a day or weekend? You will have a great time! There is plenty to do for young and old. We have highlighted some of the activities Delft offers for families with children.

Museum Prinsenhof Delft
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Museums ...boring? Not in Delft! In Museum Prinsenhof Delft, you can play the ‘familiespeurWIJZER’: a knowledge quiz for all the family. Or, you can search through the museum like true detectives, looking for clues to solve the murder of William of Orange. All kinds of extra activities are organised during the school holidays. So you and the kids can always have fun in Museum Prinsenhof Delft.

Science Centre Delft
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Is one of your children a budding engineer? If so, the Science Centre Delft should be at the top of your list to visit! Discover where the students of Delft University of Technology work every day and immerse yourself in a world of science and technology.

You can do more than just look around in Science Centre Delft. This centre is all about hands-on fun: you can build your own robot, design a birdhouse or fashion your own sculpture from polystyrene with one of your friends. Did you know this material is still used to design the coolest things? Visit us for a day of discovery!

Drie kinderen in witte labjassen met een bril op een rijtje

Royal Delft
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Obviously, Delft Blue pottery is something you have to put on your to-do list when you visit Delft. At Royal Delft, children can play educational games to discover all the ins and outs of this special pottery. An enjoyable photo puzzle hunt is available for children up to the age of 10. In addition, all kinds of enjoyable activities are organised for children during the school holidays.

Tip: buy your ticket(s) for Royal Delft here.

Jong meisje houdt beschilderde tegel vast in een Royal Delft workshop

Museum Paul Tétar van Elven
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Every first Sunday of the month, children can experience for themselves what it means to be an artist. They can attend an exciting creative workshop in the attic of Museum Paul Tétar van Elven from 2pm to 4pm. Something you do not want to miss during your visit to Delft.

Tip: buy your ticket(s) for Museum Paul Tétar van Elven here.

Museum Paul Tetar van Elven Delft, Kinderworkshops

THE BOTANICAL GARDEN
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The beautiful Botanical Garden of Delft lies partly concealed behind the imposing historic buildings of Delft University of Technology. The garden has been the scene of botanical research for more than 100 years.

Puzzle hunts, children’s workshops and family activities are available to teach children of all ages about the extensive collection of (tropical) plants and historic trees in an enjoyable setting. Highly recommended for young (and more mature) nature lovers!

Vermeer Centre
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When you visit Vermeer Centrum, you receive a free puzzle hunt with your ticket. Parents can stop and take a closer look at the beautiful works of art, while their children learn everything about the life of Johannes Vermeer, his paintings and his home town of Delft in a playful manner.

  • Groep kinderen staan bij een workshop

BOAT TOUR OF DELFT
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Step on board and enjoy a fascinating boat tour. The skippers and guides are happy to take you on a journey back into our country’s past.

Also fun: combine your boat tour with visits to the highlights of Delft, such as the Oude Kerk, the Nieuwe Kerk, Vermeer Centrum or the famous Royal Delft pottery factory. You put together your own programme so you can adapt it to suit your children’s interests!

Rondvaart Delft

Knus
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If you are looking for fun activities on the water to keep your kids entertained, you should visit Knus. This party centre is located in a nature area just 10 minutes away from the historic centre of Delft.

You can rent a small boat or a water cycle and when you come back, the kids can amuse themselves for hours in the play area with its maze. You can recover from your exertions and enjoy a refreshing drink on the patio looking out over the water, or, in cold weather, snuggle up to the stove with a mug of hot chocolate.

PETTING FARMS AND WATER PARKS
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Delft has two fantastic water parks with all kinds of cool equipment: BuytenDelft and Tanthof. The kids can build their own dams here and indulge in hours of watery fun. Animal lovers will also enjoy themselves here. Both water parks include a petting farm. You can pet goats, watch hamsters at play and feed the ducks: guaranteed fun with your kids.

More playground fun for children in Delft

 

WALKING ROUTES AND PUZZLE TRAILS
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Another fun activity: exploring the city with your kids!

You can buy an 'old-fashioned’ puzzle trail for children aged 6 to 12 from the Tourist Office. With a free ice cream as an added bonus. The puzzle trail costs €2. The Tourist Office is located at Kerkstraat 3.

If your children are a bit older and interested in art or history, they will enjoy these 8 walking routes as well.

DE PAPAVER SUSTAINABILITY CENTRE
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You can learn all about nature at De Papaver. This sustainability centre is located in the beautiful Delftse Hout nature and recreational area. The exhibitions change regularly and you can rent educational activity packages here. For example, you can set out your own exciting evening walk, or make your own cheese. All kinds of fun activities are offered for children during the school holidays.

INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS
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Let the kids blow off steam in one of Delft's indoor playgrounds. At Avontura Delft, you can bounce high up in the air on trampolines or take a ride down the toboggan run.

At Monkeytown, kids can run, climb, slide, jump and play monkey tricks. There is also an exciting laser game. After all that climbing and jumping, the kids can take a breather in the 5D cinema.

Bleekemolens Race planet
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Is one of your kids the next Max Verstappen? If so, Race Planet Delft is the place to be! Children from 8 years of age (minimum height of 1.35 metres) learn racing skills here in special karts for rookies. Just get in and go for it.

What if you would rather do something more relaxing? You can also play bowls here, amuse yourself on the game machines or have a drink at the cosy bar.

DISCOVER MORE
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What else is there to do in Delft? We have included a list of all the museums and places of interest in Delft here.

Tip: keep an eye on our events calendar and also look at our Facebook and Instagram pages regularly. Have fun!

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