Berlin does not have its own theme park. After the Spreepark was closed down in 2002 it’s only visited by people who like abandoned places nowadays. If you are looking for an alternative, you can visit an adventure park like Holland Park. It opened its doors in April 2022 and smaller children will have just as much fun here as in a large theme park.
Adventure park north of Berlin
Technically the Holland Park is located in Brandenburg but it will take you less than 30 minutes to get there by car from Alexanderplatz. As the name already implies: The Holland Park is a little piece of The Netherlands in Berlin. You will see orange decoration, can buy typical Dutch products and visit a real Windmill. But besides all that the Holland Park is mainly popular as an adventure park for smaller children (2-8 years old). Since its opening already 750.000 people have visited this adventure park near Berlin.
A mix of fun attractions, animals and shops
The Holland Park offers an interesting mix of things for children and grown ups. Originally the founders owned large garden centers in The Netherlands and these garden centers can still be visited. Besides that you can buy typical Dutch products, toys and gift-ideas related to Berlin here. But after all, most people visit the Holland Park for its fun attractions. Here you can find the highlights:
1. A massive indoor playground
An absolute.highlight of this adventure park is the massive indoor playground. Children can climb, slide, jump and play here for many hours. There are even little football cages and areas where you can build something from large duplo-blocks. It’s great that there are areas for different age groups and a restaurant for the parents. The indoor playground (or Speelparadijs in Dutch) offers 4000 m2 of fun and costs 17€ for children, 13€ for grown ups and 50€ for a 4-person family.
2. The bouldering area
Children between 3 and 6 will be hard to rip apart from the indoor playground but older children will love the bouldering area. You can enter this part of the Holland Park every 30 minutes and there are licensed instructors to help the people while climbing. The “Kletterhal” is also challenging enough for grown-ups. The entrance of this bouldering room is included in the entrance of the indoor playground.
3. Tower with slides
Besides the indoor area, you can also visit the outside playground (for free) and a large slide tower. As you can see on the image, this tower offers three different slides. You can enter this tower as often as you want after you paid for the entrance of 5€ once. As children have to run up the stairs every time again, it’s a great place for kids with a lot of energy (like our son).
4. Escape Rooms
You can find plenty of challenging escape games in Berlin. Most of them are too complicated for children though. In the Holland Park you can find escape rooms especially created for children. They cost 109€ for 1 hour (up to 4 children) and 2,5 hours of playing in the indoor playground are included. As a parent you can join the children free of charge to keep an eye on them.
5. Animals & Other attractions
Besides the highlights above there is more. There are animals outside and also a Jungle Hall with more tropical animals. Then there is the windmills and a large outdoor playground which is totally free of charge.
Free entrance & Paid attractions
Most adventure parks charge you a one-time-fee and allow you to use (almost) all attractions. As the entrance fees are often 25-35€ this is quite a big investment all at once. Therefore it can be a benefit that the Holland Park offers free entrance. You can decide yourself which attractions you and your children want to do and how much you want to spend for a day in this adventure park near Berlin.
Frequently asked questions
If you still have questions after reading the information above, you might find an answer to it in the frequently asked questions below:
It’s best to be there straight in the beginning at 9AM or to arrive later in the afternoon around 16PM. It’s busiest around 1PM.
Monday is the best day to visit the Holland Park. All other days during the week are also fine but if you want to avoid busy days, the weekend should obviously be avoided.
The shops and garden centers are for free and you can also be outside on the outdoor playground for free. All other attractions need to be paid. All prices and tickets can be bought online here.
It’s possible to not spend anything but it’s not going to be as much fun (for the kids). A day pass costs 20€ so that totally makes sense and will give the kids a great day in an adventure park.
Yes dogs are allowed outside, in the garden center and in the entry halls. It’s important that dogs are kept on short leash though.
Yes you can find lockers before you enter the indoor playground. Here you can drop off your shoes and also your jacket and bags. This makes it more convenient to play for the kids.
Summary and review
The Holland Park north of Berlin is great if you are looking for a fun activity with your kids. The children will have a great time and the parents can go shopping or relax in the restaurant. This adventure park is a combination of the Bim & Boom Indoor playground, the Labyrinth Museum and the Berliner Zoo. As a review we came to the following conclusion:
Fun – Kids 2-6 Years: 9/10
Fun – Kids 6-10 Years: 8/10
Fun – Parents: 5/10
Price: Free if you want Day Pass 20€
Expected time: 4 hours
Overall rating: 8/10