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amsterdam with kids - recs please!

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hi there - we will be in amsterdam next month with our (2) young sons - ages 5 + 3. we are staying in the de pijp but plan to be out and about quite a bit exploring. we want to eat delicious food, but we also want places that are casual - nothing too fancy or formal. our boys are good eaters and are well behaved in restaurants, but they won't sit for extended periods of time. we live in san francisco so we love fresh, seasonal food - we are open to any suggestions. thanks in advance!

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  1. I'm bummed no one has replied to you. It's been two years since I've been to Amsterdam but can say that a lot of restaurants are very casual and many are child friendly. I can absolutely recommend burgermeester on albertcuypstraat. As for your kids having to sit for extended periods of time, Dutch service can be on the slow side so have some strategies in place for distracting them.

    1. Best Hamburger in Town = Burgermeester (also in de pijp see burgermeester.eu for branches) take the mini's for the tasting & the kids. Recent new opening = vandaag, very reasonable fresh food and great for kids just a few minutes from de pijp (vandaag.nl). Around the market in de pijp are some wonderful asian small restaurants. Try the roti; you can't miss them. See IJscuypje for the best icecream in town (also around the albert cuypmarket). Forget the big pizzachains but go instead to pizzabakkers.nl or pizzakamer.nl in de pijp. Excellent thin crusted pizza. Have fun!