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Where can I buy diapers and formula, who organizes language lessons, and what other activities are available for children? Answers to these questions, and other questions related to babies and children, can be found here.

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Last updated: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Are you looking for (free) toys for your children? These places can get you started.

Speelotheek: renting toys

You can rent toys for your children under 12 year at low cost at Speelotheek.

Buy toys

Toys and arts and crafts materials can be bought at places like Intertoys, Action, Kruidvat, Blokker, Hema, and online at Bol.com.

Second-hand toys

In the Netherlands many people buy second-hand toys, for example in thrift stores. On Allekringloopwinkels you can find an overview of all locations in the Netherlands. The website is only in Dutch. In additon, there are online platforms and collection campaigns, which you will find on our page 'Food, clothes & goods'.

Free books for children

Children who fled Ukraine can receive free children's books through Better Time Stories. The (audio) books connect separated families through a listening and recording fucntion. Family members who stayed behind can speak and record the story via an app. Children then hear the family member's voice so they can read the book together, from a distance.

All picture books and audiobooks are bilingual: in Ukrainian and in the language of the country where the children currently live.

You will find more information on the website of Better Time Stories.