For older kids, other than the obvious cycle rides, boat rides, Anne Frank house etc… why not plan a visit to Amsterdam’s legendary football club AJAX. On weekends and school holidays they run special tours for 5-12 year olds where kids are taken on a tour of the Amsterdam Arena and even get to a play a spot of football on a field next to the pitch. Tours run in English on request – do book.
You could also look at what’s on at FOAM, the city’s much loved photography museum although sometimes the exhibits can be a little…shall we say, edgy. Be sure to take a look at other temporary exhibitions in town – 2016 saw a hugely successful Banksy show and I’ve heard there’s more in the pipeline.