April 1, 2011
We love taking the kids over to the Amstelpark for a walk and a play in the big playground. It's also a great spot for a summery picnic -- in the quiet areas close to the river we've often seen rabbits hopping around our picnic blanket! Amstelpark also has a sweet little city farm and ...
@7, lovely for lunch
April 1, 2011
The Scheldestraat is a fun street to go to -- you'll find the Miffy Store there and a few other nice children's shops. It is also fairly close to the Amstel Park, where there's a big playground and cute little city farm. A good place for an informal lunch or coffee is at @7. In ...
Kid's shoes from Meys & Co
May 13, 2010
My kiddie shoe shop of choice here in Amsterdam is Meys & Co. I’m picky with shoes for my children-- they need to be strong, durable, cute (but plain), and slightly old-fashioned. I always find something to my taste at Meys & Co! There's a good selection of classic styles mixed with more fashionable footwear, ...
May 8, 2010
If you’re visiting Amsterdam and have little kids, you should definitely step into the Miffy store on the Scheldestraat. Miffy ('Nijntje' in Dutch) is the sweet little bunny designed by Dick Bruna in 1955 who quickly became a world famous character. The wonderful collection of Miffy books, which discuss a large number of topics (amongst ...
July 28, 2008
Last week we finally had a nice and warm, summery day in the Netherlands, so a girlfriend and I took our children to one of the hip & cool city beaches here in Amsterdam: Strand Zuid (South Beach). Behind the (big & ugly) congress centre, 'Amsterdam Rai', and on the border of the Beatrix Park ...