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  • MR FOX GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS

    Amsterdam is a small, walkable, child-friendly city on just the right scale for a relaxed weekend away. For more ideas visit mrfoxmagazine.com

    • Feb 2017
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    Mr Fox city guides are a comprehensive must-do list of places to stay, play, eat, do and shop in family-friendly cities. Compiled by writers who have tapped up the locals and thrown their children in at the deep end to bring you a tried and tested edit of the best places to be.

  • Rijksmuseum

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    Art Museum

    DO: Book a mystery tour for kids and afterwards, spend some time outside in the square – there’s a lovely café, skateboarding area, playground & water fountain

  • NEMO Science Museum

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    Science Museum

    DO: Build a dam, use a laboratory: there are loads of machines and gadgets to play with, and you might even learn something. A great terrace cafe too.

  • Anne Frank Huis

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    Historic Site

    DO: One of the top tourist attractions in the city, this is an absolute must see, especially for older children who know about the war. Book ahead!

  • EYE

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    Museum

    DO: Cuddle up in the private viewing booths and watch a movie for free, see a superb exhibition of on-demand clips. Make your own family flicker book too.

  • SLA

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    Food

    EAT: Amsterdam’s answer to LEON. You can create your own salad, or grab a fresh juice, soup or an almond milk latte. Very cool, very tasty, very on trend.

  • Hartje Oost

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    Coffee Shop

    EAT: To experience the city like a chic local, head for lunch at Hartje Oost. Always brimming with a lively, young crowd and children play between the tables.

  • La Perla

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    Pizza

    EAT: A great atmosphere, good service and most importantly, delicious pizzas. Not the cheapest pizza but some of the very best.

  • Blijburg Beach

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    Outdoors & Recreation

    PLAY: This is the only city beach in Amsterdam where kids can actually swim, so it’s very popular with families and has a relaxed eco vibe. Beach campfires too

  • Frankendael

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    Garden

    PLAY: This 17th century estate turned park is particularly great on the last Sunday of each month when it hosts a popular food market with live music

  • Amstelpark

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    Park

    PLAY: A bit of a cult among hip young famlies in the city, who's kids play on a Saturday morning while they clutch coffee and put the world to rights.

  • Amsterdamse Bos

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    Park

    PLAY: visit the working farm (where children can feed & milk goats and meet other animals too). Lovely walks and a great pancake house too.

  • Westerpark

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    Park

    PLAY: a great playground, petting farm, and a large paddling pool for kids for the hotter summer months. Also hosts Cinekids film festival very October.

  • Unicorn Boutique

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    Gift Shop

    SHOP: this popular de Jordaan boutique is crammed with unusual finds, little gifts, jewellery, bags, prints and much more.

  • Big & Belg

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    Toys & Games

    SHOP: this is a great spot for design conscious parents to stop for unusual toys and décor, cool clothing and gifts.

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