Boerderij Meerzicht

Dutch in Vondelpark & the South

In Amsterdamse Bos, on the northwest side of the Bosbaan (the long lake used for sculling), this old farmhouse is a marvellously family-friendly restaurant. There's an enclosure for peacocks and Bambi-esque deer – you can buy seeds to feed them – plus a playground with sandpits and diggers. Pancakes on the menu complete the child-heaven vibe (available from 11am).