Right now we are planning on visiting Ann Frank House, Rijksmuseum, taking a river cruise. I think your boys will love the river cruise, not because you get so much out of the guide's content I didn't anyway , but it is outdoors and feels active even though you are just riding along. Make sure you are getting your tickets for Anne Frank House ahead of time - I think they have a new reservation system. You don't want to wait in line there it is always a long line.
Amsterdam Hotels and Places to Stay
We are visiting Amsterdam next week-end with our 3 sons 12, 14 and 17 years old. We are usually very open-minded and they know about most things sexual. I'm just not sure how much is actually "on display" when you walk around. Any suggestions? Thanks, Roni. The girls are behind glass and wearing bikinis and such. The window displays of the sex shops leave nothing to the imagination - DVD covers, toys and everything else is openly displayed. Forgot to say the RLD is small so, to satisfy their curiosity, you could walk them up a couple of blocks and out into the rest of Amsterdam.
Cleaned up, not that bad at all Stayed there one night Felt very safe and a couple kinky Sex stores but not bad Smell of pot around which is legal Didn't bother us, but we didn't partake. It's the "Red Light District" of Amsterdam, you have to go see it. Actually it was quite fun and entertaining. Full of people just walking around. Sure, it might not be a place to take the young kids, but then again, I saw them there walking with their parents. It is what it is, so go and make a time of it. It really was fun. We learned about the history of red light district and tolerance in Amsterdam in general and it is very interesting.
Red Light District ;. Start with a visit to the Anne Frank House but be sure to go online and book a pre timed entry so you don't have to stand in line. Also at the top of your agenda should be a canal cruise so you can see the city from the water and maybe see some things you want to go back to. There are multiple companies off the Damrak in front of the Central Train Station and they each take about 90 minutes. You also might want to see either the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum if you have time. In all likelihood trying to see both would be too much.