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Museum Van Loon
April 29, 2016
Located in the middle of the canal district we loved visiting this small but very interesting canal house. Still owned by the aristocratic Van Loon family you will find some parts of the house closed off for obvious reasons, but the parts which remain open are simply stunning. The house gives you a real insight ...
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The Hoxton, Amsterdam
April 29, 2016
    Located in the heart of the Herengracht district, one of Amsterdam’s most desirable addresses, The Hoxton hotel is a great place to explore this super cool city with the family. We spent a long weekend together exploring the museums, the markets and simply hanging out with friends and we fell in love with the ...
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Zaanse Schans
March 28, 2016
The Zaanse Schans windmills are a popular tourist attraction all year round, and their location just outside of Amsterdam makes for an easy day trip there. The windmills, which were relocated to Zaanse Schans in the 1960s , provide a glimpse into 18th and 19th Century life in the Netherlands, whereby these large wooden machines were used ...
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Jewish Historical Museum
January 27, 2011
Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum consists of four important Amsterdam synagogues, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, which were connected with the use of glass, concrete and steel. The large, ancient spaces of the four former synagogues together with the light and modern additions make this museum a wonderfully fresh and pleasurable place to be! The ...
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House and Park Frankendael
September 28, 2010
In the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age, it was the fashion for Amsterdam's wealthiest merchants to buy a plot of land outside the city and build themselves a stately country house. The beautiful old House Frankendael, located about a mile east from the city centre in Watergraafsmeer, is one of those country estates and ...
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The Hortus
September 28, 2010
Amsterdam's botanical garden, the Hortus Botanicus, was established in 1638 as a medical garden, and is now one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's a fairly small botanical garden, but it still houses over 4,000 plant species (about 2% of all plant species growing on Earth), amongst which a good selection of carnivorous ...
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Rijksmuseum
September 23, 2010
After taking the children to the Rembrandt House a while ago, we thought it would be a good idea to now take them to the Rijksmuseum to see Rembrandt's most famous painting, the Nachtwacht (Night Watch). The Rijksmuseum is Amsterdam's Arts, Craft and History museum and houses a large and important collection of paintings from the Dutch ...
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Artis, an old and beautiful Zoo
July 7, 2010
One of the oldest zoos in Europe, Artis was opened in 1835 and has a very beautiful old setting with terrific gardens and monumental buildings. Most of the animal lodgings have thankfully been modernised since! There are some fantastic playgrounds, and there's a good restaurant, with plenty of high chairs and facilities to heat up ...
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Re-live the 17th century in Rembrandt's House
March 30, 2010
Last weekend we did something unexpectedly fabulous: we took the children to Rembrandt's House. Rembrandt, as you might know, was a very famous Dutch painter who lived from 1607 till 1669. From 1625 onwards he lived in Amsterdam. For a big part of his live he was very rich, already well known in his time, ...
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The Hollandsche Manege
September 1, 2008
The Hollandsche Manege translates to 'The Dutch Riding School', and the manner in which it is spelled (in Dutch) conveys that we are talking about an OLD riding school here. The building, based on the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and located on the Northern edge of the Vondelpark, dates back to 1882 and was ...
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Raining? Go tropical!
July 22, 2008
The Tropenmuseum (Tropical Institute) of Amsterdam is one of those museums where you walk in and feel the grandeur of what once was... I have that same feeling in similar beautiful buildings, like the Natural History Museum in London, or the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels... It's about anthropology, discovery, history, about dangerous ...
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Kinderkookcafé
March 30, 2008
On the edge of the Vondelpark in Amsterdam there is a wonderful place to bring your kids: the Kinderkookcafé (Childrens' Cooking Café). The fact that it is a café is good news for the parents - they can meet up and have a cup of coffee and a simple snack like a sandwich, soup or ...
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A week in Amsterdam
February 18, 2008
Monday: Go out for breakfast in the Bakkerswinkel. A basket of different sorts of bread, muffins, scones and croissants makes way to your table accompanied by a much needed coffee and orange juice. Fancy jams can be found on the table. Open from 7AM - what a wonderful way to start the week! After, take ...
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NEMO
February 10, 2008
Not a fish, but a Science Centre! NEMO is a fantastic building in the heart of Amsterdam designed by the world famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. It resembles a big ship heading for the ocean and it houses a great place to entertain your children. Their cute motto is: forbidden NOT to touch! I read ...
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Miffy's House
December 23, 2007
Who doesn't love Miffy? My daughter surely adores her! Dick Bruna created this little rabbit in 1955 and by now her stories have been translated to more than 40 languages! Did you know Miffy has her own website? Last weekend we decided to treat our children to a little trip to 'Miffy's House' (a.k.a. the ...
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