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Radion

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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 enjoy a drink (or two) while your little ones are being taken care of and having a ball in the next room!

Radion is tucked away in what used to be an abandoned building, a few tram stops out of the centre — so it’s not in your usual touristy area by any means. The exterior is very unassuming, but inside they have effortlessly fused urban-retro-cool with a casual and inviting pub atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, Radion offers a tasty selection of pub meals and snacks — such as burgers, sandwiches, soups and pizzas, as well as a fully stocked bar. There is also an outdoor terrace that opens from Spring.

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Meanwhile, in a large room across the hall is a play haven for children of all ages! An abundance of different toys, books, crafts and activities are provided to keep your children entertained. There are tents  and play tunnels that are great for toddlers, crafts and painting for the older kids, as well as countless toys and a large chest of dress-up clothes. There really is something for everyone, and they also provide drinks for the little ones in fun kids cups. But of course the most exciting part is that every Sunday from 2pm Radion offers a nanny service whereby certified carers are here to watch the kids while parents can enjoy the restaurant and bar.

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What is especially cool about Radion is that all of this comes together so effortlessly. It is really so relaxed here that you can sign up your kids to play in the playroom  where they will be supervised – but if they want to come hang out in the bar with you, it’s no problem. Even in the bar there are things to entertain them (such as a piano and foosball table). It is truly such an easy going pub experience for a family, and the perfect destination if you happen to be here on a rainy Sunday.

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Radion
Louwesweg 1, 1066 EA Amsterdam
ph: 020 452 4709
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri 10am until late
Sat – Sun 12noon until late (Note: Nanny service and kids toy room only provided on Sundays from 2pm-6pm. Nanny service is not provided over the Summer months)

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The easiest way to reach Radion from Amsterdam Centrum is via tram (tram line #2 will take you to the Louwesweg stop directly outside Radion) unless of course you are driving.

 


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