What are fun activities for teenagers in Amsterdam?

by Tanja
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Amsterdam is a diverse, cozy, and fun destination for visitors of all ages, including teenagers. Just strolling along the canals, taking pictures, and shopping some of the crazy little boutiques and souvenir shops is a fun activity for teenagers. But there is much more to Amsterdam than canals and shops. You will make plenty of fun new memories by enjoying one or more of this list of fun activities for teenagers in Amsterdam.

Fabrique des Lumières: amazing digital art experience

Gustav Klimt at Fabrique des Lumieres, Amsterdam.

Young adults on a trip to Amsterdam will love this amazing exhibition. This is a so-called immersive digital art center. It is located at Westergas, a former gas factory from the 19th century. The walls are up to 17 meters. On these walls, advanced technology brings artworks to life via huge projections and music. You will feel like you are walking through art. A totally different experience than a normal museum!

Until 5 February 2023: Gustav Klimt & Hundertwasser. From 11 December 2022 until 8 January also: Jimmy Nelson: The last Sentinels, Heroes from near and far.

The Instagram Museum in Amsterdam

The Instagram museum in Amsterdam

If you are wondering what the perfect activity is for teenagers in Amsterdam, your answer is easy: anything that they can use on Insta or TikTok! The Upside Down is the biggest Instagram museum in Europe. And it’s in Amsterdam! There are 25 totally different rooms to visit and they are all great to take photos and vids. You can use your own camera or use the ones that are installed. Expect weird things like mirrors, ball pits, strange camera angles, and even an upside down room!

High Tech playground: Amaze

A new attraction in Amsterdam: Amaze

Amaze is a new attraction in Amsterdam. The inventors are the pioneers of Dutch dance IDT&T. What can you expect? A dance party, but without the music! You will walk through 7 rooms filled with colorful laser light- all of the latest technology.

Micropia, a museum about microbes

Do you know how many microbes you have on your body? How many bacteria do you swap when you kiss? How much time it takes food to disappear? And a cadaver to be eaten by its own microbes? You will learn all that and more in all kinds of fun, interactive ways at Micropia.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Weird stuff makes a great attraction in Amsterdam for teenagers.

It’s not strange that Ripley’s Believe It or Not has such great reviews from teenagers visiting Amsterdam. The interactive exhibition has all the modern-day gimmicks combined with the strange, scary and outrageous! Teens will easily spend more than an hour at this favorite Amsterdam attraction. And even adults will be amazed at some of the weird artifacts on show.

Learn about Holland in a 5D-flight experience

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This is Holland is a fun activity for teenagers and adults in Amsterdam.

The history and landscape of Holland are very special. Learning about dikes, windmills, and polders is not boring at all when you visit This is Holland. The attraction consists of 4 parts. The most exciting is the flight experience. For 9 minutes you will fly over the land! An exciting and safe way to see the Netherlands from above.

Get scared at the Amsterdam Dungeons

Fun activities in Amsterdam for teens
Scarry times at the Amsterdam Dungeons attraction.

After the London Dungeons, there are also the Amsterdam Dungeons. Visitors dive deep into the dark history of Amsterdam in this interactive show. Actors play out parts of the horror stories that took place in Amsterdam: torture, the Spanish inquisition, witches, the Flying Dutchman. And they will do everything to scare you!

Get close to the stars at Madame Tussauds

Face your idols at Amsterdam’s Madame Tussaud.

Like elsewhere in the world, Madame Tussauds is very popular in Amsterdam. The wax figures look so real. Every day for decades teenagers and adults line up on Dam Square to get close to their icons. All teenagers love to get face to face and even have their pictures taken with their idols, like Beyonce, Dua Lipa, and Zayn Malik to sports stars and movie celebrities. Guaranteed fun things to do for all teenagers.

The hightest swing in Amsterdam: A’DAM Lookout

activities for teens: a high swing
Who doesn’t like a nice swing?

People of all ages like to swing, but do you dare to go on this one? It’s 100 meters above the ground! From the Amsterdam tower, across the IJ-water, you will have an amazing panoramic view of the city. But there is more to A’DAM Lookout that is a lot of fun for teenagers: a virtual reality ride. While the teens enjoy the virtual roller coaster, you have the opportunity to enjoy drinks at the sky bar.

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