Discover and do
If your kids want to be more active, there are plenty of other options in Rotterdam.
You can pick apples (to make apple sauce or apple pie at home) at the farm Buytenhof in Rhoon throughout the year. In the farm shop you will also find all kinds of products that come from their garden. And of course, as you would expect on a farm, there are animals that you can pet and feed.
Although there is less picking to be done at the Belevenisboerderijk Schieveen (farm), you can give the lambs a bottle of milk. The toddlers especially love this. And if you lose the kids, you’ll probably find them playing in the hay.
If you are less energetic but still looking for something to do, visit the KunsthalLAB in the Kunsthal. There is a fun workshop every Sunday from 14.00 to 16.00 where you can draw, paint, colour or make your own circus act, shoe monster or magic trick. You can also create your own exhibition and exhibit it in one of the halls. In the Ontdekhoek (Discovery Corner), girls and boys from 4 to 14 years can do experiments and make a sailboat, potato chips or build a dam of rocks. For the little ones (up to 4 years) there is also a toddler morning. They can build a marble track, learn to write with a feather, build bridges, make a puzzle and much more. The Maritime Museum Rotterdam is a family museum. Children can go on an adventure in the port of Professor Plons and playfully learn about ships, cranes, the port and ship transport. The museum now also has an outdoor area where you can take a look on board of working ships and cranes.