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When you think of Amsterdam there are several elements that might spring to your mind automatically; you don’t always see it as the perfect European city break to take your kids right? Well there are actually a tonne of activities that you can do with children in Amsterdam, you’d be very surprised at how accommodating it is for the youngsters. Of course there are certain aspects of Amsterdam that you might only want to experience with your close friends, but the majority of things to do can be extremely family

Since we visited Amsterdam, so many people have said to me they had not thought of taking their children to the city, which I think is a real shame given that there are so many things to do in Amsterdam with kids.  In the UK, Amsterdam still seems to have a reputation for being an adult destination to visit, but honestly that’s not the case.  There are lots of fun things to do in Amsterdam especially for families with children, and it can be a place to visit with younger

If you need ideas of where to take kids in Amsterdam then one place I suggest you put at the top of your list is the NEMO Science Museum.  It’s an interactive playground for children of all ages, and will be a guaranteed highlight for any family break in the city. The NEMO Science Museum building itself is unmissable and will have any child curious about what’s going on inside long before they reach the entrance.  It’s iconic green ship like building protrudes from the water just a short distance from

On our recent trip to Amsterdam, we stayed at the Hampshire Hotel on Rembrandt Square.  It was a great location for our trip as it was easy to get to by tram from Central Station and had good access to the attractions we wanted to see.  In particular it was a few tram stops away from Artis Zoo and the Tropenmuseum.  There was also plenty of places to eat nearby, including a Wagamama’s opposite the hotel entrance and lots more options around Rembrandt Square.  This is always handy, especially when travelling

Sponsored post in association with American Express® You may have seen the blog post I wrote recently about how I’m excited to be partnering with American Express, on an initiative to pass on my passion for travel to my daughter. I wrote about how we were planning a family trip to Amsterdam and had decided to let my daughter choose what we would do from start to finish. Whilst we were away, I took this one step further and asked her to document the whole trip through photography. It meant

If you need an itinerary for seeing Amsterdam in one day you have definitely come to the right place.  This is my favourite European city, and even with just 24 hours in Amsterdam you can experience the best of what this popular European destination has to offer. Amsterdam boasts a vibrant culture, many inspiring places to visit and some of the best architecture I’ve seen in Europe.  It’s a city I’ve visited lots of times in the past, maybe 5 or 6 even, and I’ve been desperate to get back there

Amsterdam is one of my favourite European destinations by far.  I have been lucky enough to visit many times and if you haven’t been, you really need to add it to your bucket list, like now!  I know the liberal attitude the city has towards sex and drugs can be a little off putting for some, but you will really miss out if you let this cloud your judgement.  Amsterdam has a lot to offer everyone and is a popular holiday destination for lots of travellers, including families.

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