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Amy  The best hotspots, events & activities for families in this beautiful city ✨🌟

Bikes, beaches, boats, frites & food festivals.
That sounds about right!

Thank you for the love & here’s to a fantastic 2018.

Happy New Year to you all πŸ₯‚πŸΎ #haarlemforkids #bestnine2017 #haarlem #thenetherlands #igershaarlem #ighaarlem #discoverholland #thingstodoinhaarlem #childfriendlyhaarlem #kindvriendelijkhaarlem #happynewyear

Burning off some of the 20,000000 calories consumed over the Sinterklaas celebrations of the last two weeks... before we do it all again in about two weeks time! πŸ˜…πŸŽ„ better get scooting!
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B R E A K F A S T S P O T S.
Always a great start to any day at @frenchnapa, but especially on a cold Monday morning!
Really great coffee, delicious granola & a chocolate cookie, so a balanced start to the day 😁
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The big man, his band of piets & sacks of pepernoten came to our buurt today!
The big build up to the 5th December is very much underway & it is such an exciting time I just love it, almost as much as the kids!
This year we are going to have our first proper family Sinterklaas celebration on the 5th & await the 'knock knock' on the door... fingers crossed the kids have been good enough to receive a sack of gifts & not a bag of coal! πŸ€—πŸŽ…πŸΌ#hereshoping #10daystogo #sinterklaas #haarlemforkids #amsterdamforkids #haarlemkids #kleverpark #haarlem #amsterdam #ig_haarlem #ig_discover_holland #thingstodoinhaarlem #haarlemcity #lovehaarlem #igershaarlem #kindvriendelijk

It was a cold but sunny arrival into Haarlem today for Sinterklaas. Now it's all about him up to & including the 5th December!
The decorations are up, pepernoten bought in bulk πŸ€—& the kids shoes are out in the hope of containing a treat in the morning!

More than anything, I love the beautiful back drop that this city provides - it's looked like this for 100s of years and has witnessed so much. Today, once a year, every year is about fun & cheer & believing in the magic of Sint!
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Beautiful Leiden.

One of the great things about The Netherlands is its size. It's small enough that nowhere is very far away really. Leiden is only 40 minutes from Amsterdam & 30 from Haarlem (direct trains). It's so easy to get to & more than worth the journey.

It is so picturesque & great to wander around with its beautiful architecture and canals around every corner. It's a real treat to get lost it's its narrow old streets & visit the little shops & cafes on your way around.

For children, there are plenty of city playgrounds, parks & museums too & eating with kids is so easy as there are so many kid-friendly restaurants here.
Personal recommendations are to try Bocconi & City Hall, both are great!
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#Repost @my_little_van_gogh ・・・
I love how this #LittleArtist worked with autonomy and focus, and when he couldn't got more paint ran for mommy's help, super cute!

We have spent a lovely afternoon here at @toneelschuur_filmschuur making the most of the cinikids event that is on all week for the half-term break.

A beautiful, modern, open yet cosy space on a beautiful street bang in the centre of Haarlem, just off the Grote Markt.

We watched the sweetest film (Molly Monster) that the kids loved, it was an hour long so just right!
Afterwards there was colouring in of the characters from the film & playing around with making images on an iPad & projecting them onto a cityscape made of blocks.

We can't wait to visit again. πŸŽ₯

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French Napa, Overveen.

So so child friendly. Such welcoming, personal service, a lovely little play corner and delicious food (breakfast, brunch, lunch & snacks). There are a real lack of great 'brunch' options here in Haarlem & surrounds but this fab place goes some way to fill this gap. The food is great & they are happy to tailor it to your taste i.e veggie, hold the cucumber!
Yesterday the manager/owner invited Arlo to stand on a chair & make his own porpcorn on the kitchen counter. Now that's pretty special.
If you haven't been then give it a go, it's a great, small independent cafe that deserves all the support it gets.
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Good vibes, live music, kid-friendly-activities, 33 different food trucks & over 70 different food choices on offer including Thai currys, Pastis, burgers, poffertjes , Indian street food, Mexican classics, sushi & Transylvanian food, Proefpark Food-truck festival is a real highlight in the Haarlem culinary calendar & definitely not one to be missed!

Today is the last day that it is on so head down if you haven't already. Based at Kenaupark in the centre and only a few minutes walk from the train station.
For kids aged c.4-12 years, there are still tickets available to see 'Hermans weet Raad' this afternoon at the festival. They are a theatre duo who put of fantastic productions for children.
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Thank you for the pictures @seeingsticks 😘

LINNAEUSHOF, Bennebroek.
Europes largest playground & a 10/15 drive from Haarlem, or you could take bus 50 from Haarlem station.
This place had been recommended to me so many times & so many times I've looked at the website and have been slightly underwhelmed in truth. Well what a mistake that was, as we made the visit yesterday and although it was very busy, it was just brilliant. It's like a cross between an adventure park, playground, waterpark and fairground!

Perfect for under 8/10 year olds, but also so much to do for older children too. The amount of things to do and see really is endless. We spent 5 hours there yesterday and saw about a third of the park.

There are some great playgrounds, some for certain age groups which is nice and then rides dotted around the park, there is a monorail, individual cable cars, a train, a trampolining area, lots of different race tracks - cars, bikes, trikes for younger kids & just soooo much more.

The real highlight on a hot sunny day was the water park area. It is split into two main areas; one for younger children and one really impressive bit for older children.... hours of fun. My one bit of advice is to dress your kids in swimwear that makes them stand out as yesterday, in the crowds, it was really quite tricky to track two children at anyone time.
There are places to eat, many smaller kiosks & a lovely big picnic area. We took a picnic which I'm glad we did as for the three of us and parking it was over €40. So not cheap, but worth every penny I have say.
They do offer various season & vacation passes (€28) which in hindsight would have been well worth it.
The kids are desperate to go back and so am I, genuinely. It was so much fun and the kids were entertained from start to finish which just makes it so much easier.
The park is open annually, between March & October. The weather for next week looks back on track so if you are looking for something close by Haarlem (& Amsterdam) then give it a whirl! **swipe for more pictures and more in stories πŸ‘πŸ»** #haarlem #amsterdam #haarlemforkids #expatlife #amsterdamforkids #letthembelittle
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Fruit picking at Fruittuin van West, a 15 minute drive from Haarlem. There is lots to pick but today we got caught in the never-ending rain, a lot so came back with apples, blackberries and a couple of eggs.
There is also a really nice supermarket onsite and a cafe serving lovely homemade food; soups, sandwiches and cakes.
We cannot wait to comeback.... but maybe when the β˜€οΈ is shining 😁

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