I took this photo in August 2013 on a trip to Amsterdam with my son, then 10 years old. We were invited to fly to Amsterdam with KLM from Manston, a tiny airport in Kent. It was our first time in the Dutch capital and we had a lovely time exploring the city. My son loves football and enjoyed visiting the Amsterdam Arena but I think that his favourite part of the trip was going on a canal boat tour as he was fascinated by the houseboats. My favourite part of our trip was going to the Anne Frank Museum. I’d definitely recommend Amsterdam for a family break with kids – as long as you make sure that you know where the Red Light District is and avoid it.
About Gretta Schifano
I'm a freelance journalist and blogger specialising in family travel with teenagers, trips when parents manage to travel without their kids, and 50+ travel. I also write about vegetarian travel, parenting teenagers, adoption, SEN, ADHD and anxiety. My work's been published by the Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet and others. I've lived and worked in Italy and Spain and am now based in rural south-east England with my husband, adoptive and birth kids and our dog. I previously worked as a social action radio producer for the BBC.
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