Amsterdam with Kids: Wijs West (Food, Shop & Kids Place)
I know that we Amsterdammer’s are really spoiled when it comes to kids cafés. We have Blender, we have De Kleine Parade and now we have also Wijs West. Located in the West of Amsterdam on the Bilderdijkstraat, this kids café and concept store just opened its doors a week ago. Combining café with a spacious kids play area as well as a small shopping section, Wijs West is a cute and very light space where you can spend a nice moment with your baby or toddler.
The play area features a big chalk board for the kiddos to draw on as well as several toys such as books and a big rocking horse. The café menu responds both to the little one’s as well as the parent’s needs with offering small dishes such as fruit, toasti but also soup and various cakes and of course a selection of coffees, teas and fresh juices.
For those who want to shop, Wijs West offers a selection of deco items, toys and children’s books (in Dutch language only) as well as clothing from labels such as the super nice Lemonade Amsterdam, maed for mini and tiny cottons.
In a separate room Wijs West organises also children’s Yoga classes, and weekly appointments with a children’s hairdresser (every Wednesday from 12h-17h) as well as other workshops for the little ones (see their Facebook page for upcoming events).
I really like the space with the staff being very polite and thoughfutl. Speaking from my personal experience, it’s better adapted for those who come with babies and small (or just peacefully playing) toddlers. My little bird loves some action so I know that we could hang out there for the time of a tea but then he would definitely miss a slide or spot the main door which was wide open on the day when I visited the café and make his way out in the big wide world. However, sometimes taking the time for just one coffee can already be miraculously good, right ?
Bilderdijkstraat 62, 1053 KV Amsterdam
Open on Tuesday – Friday from 08h45 – 18h and Saturday – Sunday from 10h-18h