Amsterdam is truly a beautiful city. For the most part, you can walk to all the main areas without the need for public transportation. There are plenty of things to see and do, so it makes a good city for families to keep occupied. There are museums, pastry shops, canal tours and even a zoo. While we found it a bit difficult to find the heavier types of dinners we are used to, the sandwiches and cafe type foods were extremely tasty especially when mixed with the great environments of almost every restaurant in this small city.
Things to do
The Van Gogh Museum is large and modern. The collection is amazing. Try to give yourself at least an hour to go through everything. It’s best to get there early for less crowds.
The Anne Frank House is fascinating, of course, as you walk through the rooms that Anne and her family hid during the war. It’s something that really must be experienced, as it’s very moving. You must be able to climb narrow stairs, however, and it won’t work to bring a stroller.
Artis Zoo is a very nice old zoo in the city, in fact, the oldest zoo on the European mainland! They even have penguins outdoors!
Pasta, sandwiches, soup. You can eat outside by the canal. Friendly and cheap.
Sandwiches, bagels, omelettes. Nice little courtyard to eat in. Friendly. Ask about specials.