We look forward to welcoming you at our elegant canal house, with its intimate and homely feel, spacious hallway and a kitchen that is, as the saying goes, the “heart of our home.” All our beautifully designed rooms have a warm and homelike feel, and we’ve created clearly marked areas for your baby to crawl to and discover various toys and other play products. This familiarity gives them a sense of comfort and security. We’ve also made a point of restricting the number of stimuli in these corners, so as to prevent your child from getting too distracted and keeping the focus on his or her game.
The section for older toddlers is located at the front of the building and overlooks the celebrated Herengracht canal. The group of children aged 3 and up like to keep an eye out on what’s happening on and around the water – that is, if they aren’t fully engrossed in the age-appropriate activities and toys we give them.
The section of the building reserved for younger and older toddlers overlooks our yard, where you can see and hear birds in the large magnolia tree (which happens to be an excellent way to teach city kids about the magic of the change of seasons). We have a separate section for infants, where they can play with a sensory board complete with brushes, mirrors, and other educational items to help them develop their fine motor skills. Our sandbox is where we like to pretend-bake delicious “sand cookies.”
Our location in central Amsterdam is easily accessible on foot or by bicycle and there’s always plenty of room for you to park your bike outside our entrance.