Amsterdam with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

Amsterdam with Tweens: A Family Vacation
Amsterdam with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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Traveling to Amsterdam with tweens? This city is full of character and offers plenty of family-friendly things to do. Amsterdam is not all storybook, however, so be prepared. There is a seedy element that permeates much of the city due to its tolerance for legalized prostitution and drug use, primarily concentrated in the area between Dam Square and the train station. You'll need to be keenly observant and proactive to steer inquisitive eyes and limbs away from anything you'll have to explain later. So, rather than aimlessly wander the city, plan out your excursions and destinations -- especially at night. Here are a few Amsterdam family vacation ideas to get you started.