March 11, 2016
Time to let you in on a little local secret...a restaurant bar with a nanny service (yes, you heard correctly, but shhhhhhhh!). Radion is not only a cool, retro-style restaurant and bar with a funky industrial feel (and a nice selection of beers on tap), but on Sundays they provide a nanny service so that you can ...
March 7, 2016
The Vondeltuin is a lovely café/restaurant with a huge terrace AND playground in the most southwestern tip of the beautiful Vondelpark. It is the perfect place to bring children on a summery day. Here you can enjoy a meal and relax on the beautiful outdoor terrace, or just grab a coffee or drink from the bar ...
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 ...
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 ...
Macrobiotic goat farm Ridammerhoeve
October 22, 2008
On the southern outskirts of Amsterdam is a huge park/woodland called the 'Amsterdamse Bos' (Amsterdam Forest). It offers great activities for kids, like swimming pools, playgrounds, a theater, a pancakes restaurant, and one of our family's absolute favourite outdoor activities in Amsterdam: the macrobiotic goat farm 'Ridammerhoeve'. The beauty of this goat farm is that ...
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 ...
Such fun at TunFun
March 9, 2008
In an old tunnel and pedestrian passageway, under a busy square in the center of Amsterdam, a kids paradise is created: TunFun. This indoor playground is the ideal place to bring your overactive kids on a cold or rainy day. There are playzones for different age groups, with trampolines, jump cushion, ball pools, slides, and ...
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 ...