Family Travel:Explore Amsterdam With Holiday-Sitters

During our trip to Japan two years ago, my husband and I kept talking about how amazing it would be to have a trustworthy babysitter while being in a city such as Tokyo. As we were traveling with our kiddo we had to skip that tiny Michelin star rated sushi restaurant which opened only at night time,…

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Cherry Blossom in Amsterdam

 I love about Amsterdam that I still get to discover new places. For instance, until last week I had ignored the existence of the Japanese garden in the local forest, the Amsterdamse Bos. Featuring a field of cherry trees, this garden even has its own festival that takes place to celebrate the sakura season. During our Japan trip…

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Amsterdam With Kids: Hortus Botanicus

The sky is grey, it is rather cold outside and just two days ago it even snowed. This doesn’t sound much like the weather to visit a garden, right ? That said, the fabulous thing with the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is that is has five greenhouses that you can also enjoy on bad weather days. When visiting, we always…

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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…

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Amsterdam Shopping: Broer & Zus

Lately I’ve been spending a little bit more time in the De Pijp district in Amsterdam which hosts the kids boutique Big & Belg DUH store but also a shop called Broer & Zus which means brother & sister in Dutch language. Before settling in this vibrant neighbourhood, Broer & Zus was located in a really random and small location in…

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Amsterdam Hangout: HappyHappyJoyJoy

You do like Asian street food ? Then we do have something in common. I don’t know what it is but my heart beats faster when I see dishes such as Pho noodle soup and Dim Sum on a restaurant’s menu. Combined with a colourful set-up and really nice staff, we discovered all this at HappyHappyJoyJoy. Located in…

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Amsterdam With Kids: Bibliotheek Centraal

Oh, what shall one do with kids when the whether is bad in Amsterdam ? Visit the public library ! Located right next to the main train station, the central public library (Bibliotheek Centraal) is a nice spot that allows you to spend a fun moment while it’s raining or cold (or both) outside. With having…

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Happy 2 !

Last weekend I said goodbye to my baby boy. Sure, this process already started a year go when he turned 1. Back then, he walked…babies do not walk. However, that was nothing compared to now. Now he drives a Bobby car, climbs on the sofa and walks down the stairs without me having a heart attack…

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Art Animals Original Collection (Giveaway)

Toddlers love repetition. For instance, Natalia Meijerinck’s 20 months old daughter Helena loves visiting the Amsterdam zoo Artis. Every week Natalia takes her to the zoo; watching with her all the different animals. For toddlers, each visit is like a brand new experience. For adults, repetition can cause a feeling similar to boredom.  Some do not…

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Amsterdam with Kids: De Kleine Parade

I love it when I get to spend quality time with my little bird and our friends. For a change, we checked out one of Amsterdam’s newest kids friendly places, De Kleine Parade. Located in the De Pijp area, this lovely kids concept store is split into three areas that combine shopping with coffee and…

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