Our itinerary for an Amsterdam Christmas with teens, was an interesting and fun experience for sure! As you know we have visited Amsterdam several times and it is certainly a top family destination, but this Christmas vacation was one of our favorite trips to Amsterdam. By the way, we also list many things to do in Amsterdam all year too.
Ahhh Christmas dinner! That time of year when families come together and celebrate this festive holiday over a large table of food. Typically, families have their own special traditions, but this year, we are totally throwing tradition out the window. Why? Because we’re celebrating our Christmas dinner at Winter Parade.
You wouldn’t think it would be a difficult task to select our 2017 Christmas destination this year, but we did have a bit of back and forth with several destinations. We want to thank everyone who made suggestions via comments, email and Facebook. None of your suggestions will go to waste, but some may have to be for a future trip. It is a double destination holiday for us, so keep on reading to find out where.
Over 17 years ago Alan and I fell in love with Amsterdam. We were living in London at the time and Alan needed to come over for business a few times. Of course, I would often come with him and roam the city, while he was working and then we would explore together in the evenings. Those were the days prior to kids, so we ventured to all parts of the city and tried to experience as much as possible. Now here we are returning years later with our kids, ages 9 and 12. The city is just as we remembered. So, we thought we would share some things to do in Amsterdam with kids. Continue reading
You may be thinking “What the heck is a Holiday Park?”. Not to worry, we stayed at 3 of the Center Parc Holiday Parks and tell all. We think they are a wonderful family holiday option.
As you meander the narrow streets and tree-lined canals of Amsterdam, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to live here. To experience canal living in Amsterdam, in one of those tall narrow gable houses, each with a unique feel and personality. Better yet, to live on one of the houseboats, which line the canals and get the real feel of the city. That is the picture perfect dream I had over 16 years ago, when Alan and I first visited Amsterdam.
Do you like to experience that rush of adrenaline when you get scared or startled? Lars does. Anya does. And you know I do. Where do you go if you’re in the mood to be scared? Well, if you’re the Wagoners, and you just happen to be in Amsterdam, you get scared at The Amsterdam Dungeon.