5 Tips for Visiting Amsterdam for Families

Family travel tips from our podcast guest and Amsterdam resident Debbie Reber!

Listen to our full interview with Debbie Reber, author of Differently Wired and Amsterdam resident! {Main image taken by Debbie on the Corner of Amstelveenseweg and Zeilstraat)

Thinking about traveling to Amsterdam with your family? Here are five must do activities from an Amsterdam local!

RENT A BIKE: Have a true local experience and use a bike as your primary mode of transport. To really fit in, get comfortable ringing your bike bell to ensure tourists mistaking the bike lane for a sidewalk stay out of your way.

EAT A STROOPWAFEL: Stroopwafels—two thin waffle-like wafers with warm caramel syrup (stroop) in between—are a local favorite. Debbie and Asher’s favorite stroopwafels are at a small stand on the west side of Museumplein.

GO TO THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM: There are plenty of art museums to choose from in Amsterdam, but Debbie’s favorite is the newly remodeled Van Gogh Museum, featuring the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world.

EXPLORE THE CANALS: Amsterdam has more than 165 canals running more than 60 miles throughout the city. To experience Amsterdam from this unique vantage point while listening to an audio guide sharing some history, embark on a canal boat cruise. Debbie’s favorite provider is Amsterdam Canal Cruise.

PICNIC IN VONDELPARK: The Vondelpark is referred to by some as the Central Park of Amsterdam, and on a sunny day there’s nothing better than joining the throngs of people by grabbing some green real estate and enjoying a picnic.

You can listen to our full interview on The Today's Mama Podcast with Debbie HERE!

About Debbie Reber

Deborah Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who moved her career in a more personal direction in 2016 when she founded TiLT Parenting, a website, weekly podcast, and social media community for parents like her who are raising differently wired children. The TiLT Parenting Podcast has grown to be a top podcast in iTunes’ Kids and Family category, with more than 500,000 downloads and a slate of guests that includes high-profile thought leaders across the parenting and education space. Debbie’s newest book is "Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World" (Workman Publishing, 2018).

Prior to launching TiLT, Debbie spent more than twenty years writing more than eight inspiring books for women and teens, and working in TV and video production for CARE, UNICEF, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. In 2013, Debbie moved from Seattle to Amsterdam, where she currently lives with her husband Derin and homeschools her 14-year-old son Asher.

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