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Christmas 2020: 9x fun outings for children

Recycle tree

The sale of Christmas trees has been a tradition for years at Landgoed Duivenvoorde. With a wheelbarrow and a shovel looking for a beautiful fir, and then dig out the tree with the children. After the holidays you can return the Christmas tree with root ball. This way it can last for another year.

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On the irons

In the Open Air Museum in Arnhem you can see with your own eyes how people in the Netherlands used to live. In December and January there is a special winter program with a cozy winter market and a magical light route through the museum park.

Sing along in the Concertgebouw

Especially for toddlers and preschoolers, there is a sing-along concert in the Concertgebouw with the most beautiful well-known Christmas songs. There are also great performances for older children, such as Peter en de Wolf (6+) and Jazz on recipe (8+). Order your tickets online.

There is also a horse-drawn sleigh

December 5, 2020 to January 3, 2021

It is extra cozy in Enschede this winter. Especially the ice rink is fun to go to with children. You will also find beautiful sights in the city, such as the horse-drawn sleigh and the illuminated Twentse Ros.

Chosen by yourself

The nicest Christmas trees grow in the Hoge Veluwe National Park. To maintain the drifting sand areas, the pines have to be cut. Perfect for the Christmas season. With a ‘Saw your own Christmas tree coupon’ you can choose one Christmas tree per person and cut it yourself.

Enchanted Christmas tree

In Fairytale Wonderland in Enkhuizen a really large Christmas tree will only be erected during Fairytale Winterland, because it is at least fifteen meters high. Every afternoon the lights in the enchanted Christmas tree go on spontaneously. With winter songs, performances, all kinds of treats and a lot of cozy lights and lanterns, you will celebrate a magical Christmas in the fairytale park.

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Even in the caves it is Christmas

November 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Not only the cozy streets of Valkenburg in Limburg are full of Christmas stalls, the caves are also enveloped in Christmas atmosphere. Very special. Go on an adventure through underground Christmas markets, along sand sculptures and in miniature villages. Or stay tuned for the live music and street theater.

Don’t miss the train

Fire between the trains, lights and decorated Christmas trees everywhere. During the Winter Station, you can roast your own marshmallows over a fire and enjoy a warm oliebol. The Railway Museum in Utrecht has a fun program full of winter children’s activities during the Christmas holidays. Winter Station is open from December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

Winter party

The inhabitants of the Fairytale Forest make it a party during the dark months. In the Efteling, the snow-covered pine trees are illuminated by countless lights. And there is more fun: singing along to winter songs, watching the water show and warming up by the bonfires in the Warm Winter Meadow. selected this fine list of outings especially for Kek Mama. is the inspiration site for outings with children in the Netherlands, in all corners of the world, for all ages and throughout the year. The site is conveniently divided by region, so you can easily discover which fun children’s activities are available in the area.

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