Your Guide to 48 hours of Family Adventure in Gdansk Poland!

With so much rich history and so many countries to visit it can be hard to narrow down what places to visit on a European trip. Our family has planned many European roads trips now and we have visited so many beautiful destinations. There are some places though that will always stand out, the ones you will always remember and can’t get over how amazing they are. One of these places is Gdańsk, Poland.

Situated on the Baltic coastline of Poland, Gdańsk is rich in history, culture and amazing sites to see! I am so excited to share with you our families guide to an amazing adventure in Gdańsk! Remember these are just our suggestions and tips and that this city has so much to offer so be sure to check out the tourist information center to plan your perfect stay.

You can also purchase a tourist card that will be your golden pass to everything Gdańsk. I can’t recommend this enough as it can be used for transportation, entry into museums and attractions and discounts for food and more! It was a breeze for us to use our tourist card on the tram to get around the city and we just presented in anytime we entered a museum that was included. Head over here to check out the different packages and which one will work for you!

Where to stay:



ibis Gdańsk Stare Miasto -

We found this property to be very kid friendly. They don’t have rooms where a whole family can fit, but you can get two adjoining rooms which is great for mom and dad to have a little space. Be sure to include the breakfast buffet. Kids will love all the options including our kids favorite apple strudel.
This property is close to many of the cities attractions and those out of reach can be easily reached with a taxi or Uber.

(Can't miss the amazing little markets full of fresh fruit, veggies and more!)

What to Do:

This list could really go on and on, but here are just a few of the activities that our family enjoyed! I do recommend visiting The Museum of Gdańsk-Main Town Hall first as it will give you a great and broad look at Gdańsk and its complete history.

The Museum of Gdańsk –

The Main Town Hall is a Gothic and Renaissance building situated at the junction of ul. Długa and Długi Targ. I can’t even begin to describe how large and unique this museum is. It’s really something you have to see for yourself. It hold defining artifacts, art, and other displays that make up the history of Gdańsk. My kids aren’t always up for large museums but they found this one fascinating. Quite a bit of the information can be found in English for your convenience as well.

Maritime Museums –

If you love ships and boats or even if you don’t Gdańsk has many amazing Maritime Museums to choose from. My favorite is the National Maritime Museum – Crane. It’s definitely a site to see! It’s the oldest preserved harbour crane in Europe. The Crane hosts an exhibition on the life of the harbour city between the 16th and 18th century.

Museum of Gdansk – Artus Court-

While this is one of the smaller museums in Gdańsk it’s a fascinating look at some artifacts of Gdańsk and it’s located in a former meeting place for merchants. It housed meetings, balls and events, and later it was adopted for the purposes of the grain exchange.

Hevelianum –

We always love to include a science center in our plans when we travel. They are typically packed with fun experiments and things we can do as a family and Hevelianum is no exception. This amazing science center is packed with puzzles, experiment’s and so much more! Kids can also learn how to handle a cannon and what it took to be a part of the military. A favorite is the “Around the world” exhibit which takes kids on a journey to truly explore different countries.

We visited Gdańsk in January, so our activities were based on the weather and what was possible during that time. If you visit in the warmer months the possibilities will greatly open up! Remember to head over here to get started on planning your Gdańsk stay!

We received hosting to facilitate this review, all opinions and information are my own.


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