Category: Europe

Zaanse Schans windmills near Amsterdam with kids

Do I need to book a tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills near Amsterdam with kids?

June 12, 2017

Before you book a tour to see windmills near Amsterdam, you need to decide a few things.  Are you a tour person?  Do you like to travel in groups?  And do you want to miss an opportunity to walk by a chocolate factory on the way? It is not hard to travel to Zaanse Schans […]

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Family Travel in Utrecht with kids

Wind Warnings in Amsterdam and Finding unexpected Family Fun in Utrecht

June 5, 2017

Travel plans don’t always work out. You know this. I know this. But it always helps to see this in writing as you carefully plan a trip because if you’re anything like me, I tend to forget that the unexpected is always inevitable. Right now I’m typing this from a canvas tent-like lodge in the Daintree […]

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Riding bikes in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam with kids

Bike riding in Amsterdam with kids at the Vondelpark

April 30, 2017

With two 8-year old boys in tow, one of our favorite things to do is go bike riding both at home in Seattle and when we travel.  When we went to Amsterdam in February, we were worried it would be too cold or that the weather would be too rainy but we really wanted to […]

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Pancakes and other kid-friendly restaurants and hotels in Amsterdam

Foodhallen and all the pancakes in Amsterdam

April 15, 2017

Where do you eat with kids in Amsterdam? When we first arrived in Amsterdam, we stayed a few nights in a family suite called Hotel Roemer. It had a ground-level spacious room with a little outdoor garden to accomodate families and was very close to Vondelpark where I had visions of us riding bikes around and […]

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Tea in the Smallest house in Amsterdam

Tea in the Smallest House in Amsterdam with our kids

March 31, 2017

I’ve decided that tea is the most perfect meal one can have.  There are sandwiches with no crusts, there are pretty pastries and there is unlimited tea.  It’s the type of meal that you go to with the intention of enjoying yourself and the unlimited tea kind of commits you to sitting for a while. […]

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Walking to the Nemo Museum in Amsterdam

Finding Nemo: where to stay to visit the Nemo Science museum with kids In Amsterdam

March 17, 2017

Raise your hands if your kids are early risers!  If you go to Amsterdam with kids and visit the Nemo Science museum, this is one more place where getting there early might just be the best thing ever. And actually if you have kids who are early risers, a hotel nearby the Nemo Science museum that […]

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Hadrian's Wall in England

Why Hadrian’s Wall was one of our England faves for family travel

March 10, 2017

As with most things travel these days I saw a picture on Instagram from someone I was following-I think it was North Idaho dad-shortly before we visited England in August and I immediately added a place called “Hadrian’s Wall“to our itinerary because of the curious ancient rocky rubble and sheep-filled hillsides that looked quite unlike anything I […]

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