Amsterdam, a city famed for its waffles and pancakes is sure to be a hit with the kids! But, sadly, we cannot live on pancakes alone! So as a young family, where should you head to feed your hungry brood? Where has the best children’s menu, or outdoor playground?

At BabyBreaks, we have researched the best kids friendly restaurants in Amsterdam to answer all your questions, so you can get on with your hassle-free family break.

Also take a look at our selection of activities in Amsterdam for the perfect stay.


1. Kinderkookkafé

A brilliant concept to get kids involved in cooking, this cafe on the edge of Amsterdam’s most popular park has its own vegetable garden, terrace and playground. Children of all ages can come and pick their own fruit and veg, cook it and eat it in the form of cookies, pizza or cakes!

Address: Vondelpark 6B, 1071 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 625 3257

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2. Dignita Amsterdam

A favourite spot for all-day brunches, Dignita serves fresh, locally sourced food (including herbs, flowers and veg from its own garden) in a relaxed yet stylish setting. Dignita is part of “Not For Sale”- an international social enterprise which provides training and support for vulnerable individuals to become reintegrated into the workplace and society. Choose from two beautiful locations – Vondelpark or Hoftuin; both are light and airy inside, with plenty of outdoor space for kids to run around. That is to say one of the best kids friendly restaurants in Amsterdam.

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3. Café-Restaurant Amsterdam

This impressive former water pumping station near Westerpark is now a popular, relaxed restaurant serving classic French cuisine. The huge interior and canalside location provide plenty of room for large groups and families, and the menu has plenty of choice for hungry little mouths such as omlettes, croque monsieur and grilled chicken. Don’t miss the excellent selection of local beers too.

Address: Watertorenplein 6, 1051 PA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 682 2666

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4. Le 4 Stagioni

A popular pizzeria which has been serving customers since 1978, this is a favourite spot for local families. The predominantly Italian staff are really welcoming to children, often inviting them into the kitchen to decorate their own ice cream! During the summer Le 4 Stagioni offers a large outdoor terrace that’s perfect for watching the world go by.

Address: Johannes Verhulststraat 32, 1071 NE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 662 0071

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5. D&A Hummus Bistro

If you crave for a great hummus bowl, D&A Hummus Bistro is the right place to be with super nice staff and an easy going atmosphere. There are also some hearty food like couscous or beef/lamb kebabs. Expect to wait a bit to get a table as the restaurant can very busy at times but it is so worth it.

Address: Westerstraat 136, 1015 MP Amsterdam, Netherlands

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