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Welcome to Amsterdam Mamas, the largest and fastest growing English-speaking parenting community in the city, providing support to international parents in Amsterdam and surrounding regions. We are run by volunteers and have a huge community on Facebook.

Brrr…Nieuwjaarsduik

Brrr…Nieuwjaarsduik

Want to really kick start your New Year? Then sign up for the Nieuwjaarsduik (New Year's Dive)! An Amsterdam Mama, Annick Noirfalisse, took a dip in these 4 degrees open waters, on January 1st. Not only did she survive it; she...

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Welcome to Amsterdam Mamas, the largest and fastest growing English-speaking parenting community in the city, providing support to international parents in Amsterdam and surrounding regions. We are run by volunteers and have a huge community on Facebook.
Christmas in Amsterdam – A Round-Up of Resources

Christmas in Amsterdam – A Round-Up of Resources

Whatever the famous carol may say, we need more than Twelve Days of Christmas to take in all the holiday magic Amsterdam offers in December. Here’s a roundup of the festive (and practical) resources in and around Amsterdam this Christmas. Well, they are here, ready or...

Can’t Ski, Won’t Ski: Saying No (and Yes) to the Slopes

Can’t Ski, Won’t Ski: Saying No (and Yes) to the Slopes

Winter may see the Dutch flock to the slopes but, despite her best efforts, this mama just couldn't share her Dutch husband's enthusiasm for skiing. Read on to find out how she managed to join in while making her own holiday traditions. Skiing for Dummies I first got...

Information About Living in the Netherlands

#doyouneedhelp

We know parenting comes with challenges. Our FB groups provide a helpful and supportive community for parents in the Netherlands. Members in crisis can contact the admin in our FB to post questions to our FB group anonymously. Here are our top resources for finding help when you are in crisis as a family:

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#homesweethome

All house & home related: Amsterdam neighbourhood guides, renting and buying a home, your rights as a tenant, mortgages within NL and relocating 101.

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#childcare

Places to go and things to do: museums, birthday parties, camps, playgrounds, cafes, and more!

  • Birthday party locations
  • Museums for kids
  • School holiday camps
  • Kid friendly cafes
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#lifeinamsterdam

Holidays and traditions; where to shop, eat, and play; living ‘green’; favourite gyms, spas, and personal trainers; bicycling and driving.

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#money

Career. Money. Taxes. Legal Issues. Consider joining Amsterdam Business Mamas to connect directly with other mothers working and thriving in Amsterdam.

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#ourfbcommunity

Amsterdam Mamas is primarily a Facebook Community. Over 18,000 of us are here to help each other navigate living as a family in greater Amsterdam. Here are links to our main group as well as some of our many subgroups:

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#travel

Explore. Discover. Amsterdam. Europe

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#findabusiness

Browse local businesses that have asked to be included in the Amsterdam Mamas Business Directory because they provide a family friendly business or service. If you would like to add your business to this directory, please submit a 'Business Member Application'

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