The Amsterdam Mamas Recommends Awards shine a spotlight on the best family activities, events, and services, for all budgets, ages, and interests. Nominated by parents, voted for by parents.

Presenting the winner of the category – Best Child-Friendly Restaurant or Café in Amsterdam:


Blender Kids Concept Store & Cafe is the place to be for parents and kids with great coffee, cakes, sandwiches, wine, snacks, and most importantly, a play area with slides! There is enough space for buggies, prams, and bigger groups, and Blender also organizes parties of all kinds. In the shop, you will find clothing for mothers and children, gifts, toys, and accessories. On Saturdays, a kids’ hairdresser is also available, making Blender the one-stop-shop for everything a parent needs!

Honourable Mentions    

Boederij Meerzicht  

Bagel & Beans      


Look for the Mamas Recommend window sticker, certificate, or online logo around the city, and you’ll be sure that the business or service you are using is tried and trusted by the Amsterdam Mamas community!

Mary Petiet

Mary Petiet is an author, poet, and freelance writer. Her work is inspired by her native Cape Cod and her experiences in the Netherlands. The author of the recently released Moon Tide: Cape Cod Poems, and Owl Magic: Your Guide Through Difficult Times, Mary is also the founder of Sea Crow Press, a small independent imprint curating creative nonfiction and poetry to give her titles a home.