Family dinners in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a lot to offer to families with children, and to eat out is a great way to discover the city. It’s easier than you might think to find a kids friendly café or restaurant, since Amsterdam is full of places where you can easily bring your kids, you just need to know where to go! We’ve compiled a small and nifty list for families looking to spend some fun time together:

The Pancake Bakery

This place is, as the names states, famous for its pancakes. In a 17th century canal house on the Prinsengracht, the best pancakes are baked since 1980. In the summer, there are also some tables outside to enjoy the weather. Feel free to bring your whole family, since everyone loves pancakes, right?

Where: Prinsengracht 191
Opening days: Monday – Sunday


The Pool

A new creative hotspot in a former newspaper headquarter, this is a must go for both parents and kids. For parent’s this place features unique designs with creative and cool elements while for the youngsters this is a place full of entertainment and discovery. Think of a special kids menu, a play area with table tennis and table soccer, and a basement with pin-ball machines and games for the older kids.

Where: Wibautstraat 131-A
Opening days: Monday – Sunday


Restaurant Moeders

Moeders is the Dutch word for ‘Mothers’ and perfectly describes why this is a go to place for the whole family. The restaurant features the traditional Dutch cuisine which can be enjoyed by the whole family. They have plenty of toys where the kids can entertain themselves with at the table. This child friendly restaurant is open seven days a week, and has an outside terrace in the summer months. Since the restaurant is small housed, reserving a table is advised.

Where: Rozengracht 251
Opening days: Monday – Sunday



At some places, everything mingles, and that is where Blender owns its name to. At the café, you can just simply enjoy a drink or have a delicious sandwich or pie. For kids, they have special menu with healthy and delicious items, that all little ones would enjoy. The store features toys, kids’ clothes, kids furniture and nice gifts. As a bonus you can also have your kids’ party organized here, and on Saturdays there is a special kids hairdressers available.

Where: Ruysdaelstraat 9-11-13
Opening days: Monday – Sunday



Jansz. is located in one of the nine streets and offers the perfect family retreat. The last Sunday of every month they feature the Jansz. Family Sundays. This early dinner is all about the children; speedy service, an extensive children’s menu and spending quality time with your loved ones. Children can play under supervision in the Copper Rooms with games, toys, movies and balloon animals. Time for you to catch up with family and friends!

Where: Reestraat 8
Opening days: Monday – Sunday