Amsterdam with kids – the 2017 guide

• Canal Pizza Cruise – 90 minute cruise around the canals of Amsterdam. Venice fl pizza restaurants Lots of fun. Venice fl pizza places Start with bread and olives, then pizza, and finish with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Venice pizza manchester nh Unlimited drinks (beer/wine/soft drinks).

Venice pizza manchester nh menu Orders are taken at the start (type of pizza, flavor of ice cream) and pizza delivered to the boat about half-way through the tour. Venice pizza williamsport pa Departures at 6pm and 8pm.

• 72 Hour I Amsterdam Pass – This is great value and includes free admission to NEMO Science Center, the National Maritime Museum, Rembrandt House, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Museum, Artis Zoo, and many many others. Venice pizza williamsport menu You get unlimited public transit (bus, tram, and metro) and one free canal cruise. Venice pizza williamsport pa menu There are also passes good for 24 hours (not as good a deal but still worth it if you have a full day planned) and 48 hours (good value) but the 72 hour version is the one to get if you’re in the city for 3 days or more.

• Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour – An interesting walk and talk around Anne Frank’s Amsterdam. Venice pizza in linden nj It does not include tickets to Anne Frank House (which has lines of up to 3 hours) but might very well provide more history and background for kids. Old venice pizza company tupelo ms While Anne Frank’s House is certainly worth it if you get advanced tickets it’s easy for kids to walk through the house and take in very little. Pizza hut venice fl 34285 At least for my kids, when someone is talking and explaining they engage much more.

• Amsterdam Private Group Walking Tour – Wonderful private tour of Amsterdam’s highlights. Pizza hut in venice florida The 3.5 hours goes fast with fun charismatic tour guides. Old venice pizza company memphis tn A little expensive but definitely worth it for the history and insight you get.

• 4 Hour Food Tasting Tour – My kids love food tours. Old venice pizza memphis tn You get a history and cultural tour in the guise of sampling chocolate, cheese, and pancakes – and this one is no exception. Old venice pizza memphis menu This tour does a 1-hour canal tour on a private boat – which is great.

Amsterdam is world famous for its unique assembly of canals and the beautiful canal houses. Old venice pizza tupelo ms It’s also an easy city to navigate – by foot, by boat, by train, or by bicycle. Old venice pizza co tupelo ms 1. Boat Tour

The best way to experience the wonders of the canals of Amsterdam is by a boat tour. Venice pizza and pasta edmonds The beautiful and unique canal houses can be best admired from the water and the great part is that you won’t be getting your little one’s feet tired. Old venice pizza co starkville The guides will give you and the kids interesting background information in a number of languages. Venice pizza in coatesville pa And there’s a toilet on board, just in case. Venice pizza & pasta coatesville 2. Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s most famous park, and it has lots to offer kids. Domino’s pizza in venice fl The Melkhuis has a terrace in summer and a good playground right adjacent to it. Venice pizza chesapeake menu There’s the Kinderkookcafe where children can cook little dishes while the parents enjoy a cup of coffee, and there’s a lovely paddling pool with little playground where all the Amsterdam parents seem to gather on a hot summer day. Venice pizza chesapeake va Worth a stroll around, or you can also take the bakfiets (see 5). Venice pizza huntsville al website 3. Museums of famous Dutch painters

Teach your kids a thing or two about the famous Dutch painters. Little caesars pizza venice fl The Van Gogh Museum is pleasantly light and modern, and the paintings are very colourful and accessible to children. Pizza hut venice florida The 17th Century Rembrandt House is very interesting. Venice pizza canyon country One gets a good feel of how Rembrandt (and other well-to-do Amsterdam inhabitants) lived in the ‘Golden Age’ and a lot is explained on Rembrandt’s life and works. Marco’s pizza in venice florida Audio tours for kids are available. Venice pizza ridley park 4. Nine Streets

Nine little streets that are packed with interesting shops and boutiques. Venice pizza ridley park pa Think fashion, art, design, and even a toothbrush shop. Venice pizza ridley park menu ‘Pancakes’ is a great, child friendly place to stop for lunch and eat … pancakes (all international varieties of them, including the Dutch, of course)! 5. Rent a Bakfiets

A great and very Dutch way to get around Amsterdam is on a bakfiets.

They can be rented in numerous places around the city, and your kids will love this way of transportation. Venice pizza in ridley park pa There are bike lanes everywhere, and cars are very much accustomed to all the bikes around, so it’s all as safe as can be. Pizza restaurants in venice fl You can just leave them in a corner on the sidewalk if you’re going inside somewhere, but make sure to lock them well… 6. Java/KNSM Island

If your kids are interested in architecture, Java/KNSM island is an interesting visit. Gluten free pizza venice florida You’ll get a good idea of the famous modern Dutch architecture and city planning. Venice old style pizza manchester nh On Java Island the take was modern Amsterdam, so with canals and contemporary canal houses. New venice pizza elkins park KNSM Island has some bigger apartment buildings in interesting shapes. New venice pizza elkins park pa There are some lovely (kids) shops on the main street, like Keet in Huis, Pol’s Potten and Sissy Boy Homeland. Abbot’s pizza venice ca There’s a tiny playground across the street. Little caesars pizza vincennes indiana A pleasant and ‘fresh’ neighbourhood — nice to go with a family. Marco’s pizza venice florida 7. Anne Frank House

A visit to the Anne Frank House is maybe more appropriate for older children (10 and up) but it is tremendously important and educational. Venice pizza utica ny The secret hiding place where Anne and her family were hidden and where she wrote her famous diary can still be visited today, as intended by the sole camp survivor of the family, Anne’s father Otto. Venice pizza & pasta lancaster 8. Artis

One of the oldest zoos in Europe, Artis was opened in 1835 and has a very beautiful old setting with terrific gardens. Little venice pizza rochester ny Most of the animal housing units have thankfully been modernised since. There are some fantastic playgrounds and a good restaurant. Little venice pizza hollywood fl This zoo is not too big but has truly a lot to offer, with plenty of interior fun for rainy days as well. Little venice pizza menu 9. Tropen museum, Nemo and the Public Library

Every child will love the Tropenmuseum (Tropical Museum). Venice pizza shop williamsport Originally started as the museum of the Dutch colonies, it’s come a long way since and nowadays the exhibitions display art, objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures in general, giving an insight into the daily lives of the people of the tropics and subtropics. Venice pizza in glendale az This is a great museum both for grown-ups as for children (even very little ones as they will love the colours and sounds).

Nemo is Amsterdam’s Science museum, aimed at children 6 years and up and very informative and educative. Venice pizza newark tx The building has a huge, sloping roof offering some of the best panoramic views of Amsterdam. Venice pizza newark texas In summer this roof is transformed into a beach, complete with sand and bean bags and tapas-style snacks. Venice pizza newark tx menu The public library next door is also worth a visit and has a great, affordable restaurant on the top floor, again with great views. Pizza of venice altadena ca 10. Scheldestraat

Slightly outside the canal area is the Scheldestraat, where there are a few great kids shops to be found. Pizza of venice altadena The world famous Dutch character Miffy has her own shop here, there’s Koter & Co for kid’s clothes and accesories, Meys & Co for kid’s shoes, Feduzzi’s for great Italian food (take-away), and if you’re looking for a great place for breakfast, lunch or tea, @7 is the perfect place to go with kids. Pizza delivery venice california Amstelpark is not very far away and offers some good playgrounds and a little city farm.

About the author: Esther van de Paal has lived in New York City, Brussels and London, and currently resides in Amsterdam. Venice gourmet pizza caloundra Read more about her and her adventures in Amsterdam at Babycinno Kids.

• Katie and the Sunflowers (A fun and colorful children’s book about the art of Vincent van Gogh)

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