Children’s Book Museum Utrecht
Children’s Book Museum Utrecht is currently located in The Hague, but is moving to the city of Utrecht. The building where the museum is currently located is running out of space and, as a result, the museum has decided to move to another location. We visited the Children’s Book Museum and are writing this review of the museum as a result of our visit. Currently this children’s activity is still in our blog The Hague with kids, but once the move is a fact we will move it to our blog Utrecht with kids.
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A museum about children’s books may not sound like much fun at first, but we really think this is one of the nicest museums in the Netherlands. We spent an entire morning there with our daughter who was 5 at the time and could not yet read. Therefore, it is not necessary for kids to be able to read to visit the museum.
At the Children’s Book Museum, for example, you have several areas where kids can really play. These areas are all very nicely laid out and for most kids, the children’s book characters you have here are familiar ones like a Dikke Dik and Caterpillar Never Enough. In that regard, we found the Children’s Book Museum to have some similarities to the Miffy Museum in Utrecht.
They also have several exhibits for slightly older kids. By the way, these exhibitions change regularly. When we were there, there was an exhibition about Annie M.G. Schmidt’s books and there was a very fun section (Papiria) where kids could very interactively write, listen and also voice a story.
Of course, the museum is dedicated to children’s books, but there is plenty to do for both younger and older kids.
Food and drink children’s book museum
It is possible to have something to eat and drink at the Children’s Book Museum. In the museum itself, of course, this is not allowed, but in the museum café you can. You can get different things here such as a sandwich, an ice cream or a pastry. You are permitted to bring your own food and drink and consume it in the museum’s café.
We had an extremely good time with our daughter at the Children’s Book Museum. We didn’t really know what to expect from it beforehand, but we liked it a lot. Especially since there is plenty of room for young kids to play and that they present everything in a fun way with all those familiar characters from the various children’s books. For more information on tickets, the restaurant and the various activities you can do at the museum, check out the Children’s Book Museum website.
Family-friendly accommodation in Utrecht
You can have a great time in Utrecht with kids for an entire weekend with all the children’s activities the city has to offer. For example, you have several really cool children’s museums such as the Railway Museum, the Speelklok museum and the Miffy museum that are worth visiting. We have already made several city trips to Utrecht and also slept in different accommodations. We already wrote the blog family-friendly hotel in Utrecht, where we listed all the hotels where we slept, so you can easily compare the different hotels.