Boerderij Meerzicht

Dutch in Vondelpark & the South

In Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest), on the northwest side of the Bosbaan (the long lake used for sculling), this old farmhouse is a marvellously family-friendly restaurant, with an enclosure for peacocks and Bambi-esque deer: you can buy seeds to feed them. There's also a playground, with sandpits and diggers. Pancakes on the menu complete the child-heaven vibe.