Het Groot Melkhuis

Cafe in Vondelpark & the South

This rambling Swiss-chalet-style timber house has a gingerbread look about it, at the edge of the Vondelpark forest. It's actually a regular cafe with coffees, beers, wine and light snacks, as well as the go-to hangout for families with kids. It encompasses a playground with sandpits, diggers and so on, but there's deck seating by a swan-gliding pond as well.