5 Things to do in Amsterdam with Kids

Amsterdam has a huge variety of attractions that are suitable for the whole family. Here we have listed five of them in order to make your holiday planning a bit easier. And after spending the daytime in one of these great attractions, your children will be more than happy to get rid of you. So book yourself a Holiday-Sitter, go out and remind yourself what it’s like to be irresponsible for a moment or two. It takes great responsibility to be irresponsible!

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1. Canal Cruise with pancakes or pizza

2. NEMO Science Museum

3. Vondelpark

4. Tropenmuseum

5. Zaanse Schans Windmill Village

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Oud West Amsterdam - best tips from the local

Mathieu lives in the Oud West neighbourhood together with his German fiancée Talke and their two young daughters Dita and Hila. We're so excited to share tips about this lively, lovely and family friendly part of Amsterdam!

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1. Best date night restaurant

2. Favourite family friendly dinner spot

3. Cosiest local cafe (or best place to grab a take-away!)

4. Trusted children’s shop

5. Favourite men’s shop

6. Coolest local playground

7. Favourite food shop

8. Best shop for homewares, fun finds, or special gifts

9. Local activity center or museum

10. Favourite park or outdoor space

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An expat's guide to Sinterklaas

If you grew up in Europe or North America, you’ll have no doubt encountered some form of Sinterklaas in your childhood. Whether you called him Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, or Father Christmas, you’d assume he’s the same portly fellow dressed in red who may or may not bring you presents each year, depending on your behaviour.

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