Comments on: Vondelpark in Amsterdam http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:10:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: alex smtih http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-346250 alex smtih Wed, 07 Mar 2012 08:53:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-346250 Hi – just came across your blog and what a lot of wonderful stories. Not surprisingly, given your vocation, great design too. You and your readers may enjoy PlayGroundology a blog that features incredible playgrounds from around the world and some of the people – designers, architects, advocates – who support the world of play. Thanks for sharing the Vondelpark playground. It looks like a great place to have fun.

We have three small kids – 6, 4 and 2. It’s very busy. How do you do six?!

Cheers
Alex

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By: Cathi http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-284686 Cathi Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:35:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-284686 My husband was just reading an article in the NY Times about how playgrounds are nothing like they were when we (well…me) were kids. Everything now days has to be super safe and boring because of liability. The article stated that the ultra safe play structures are creating children with fears of heights, speed and also without an ability to be daring. LOL I’m not sure I agree with that but … it reminded me of the excellent daring play structures in this post of yours!! Now my husband is wanting to take our grandchildren to Amsterdam as much as I did the first time I read this!! Can’t wait to read about your London/Harry Potter weekend!!

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By: Karine http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271960 Karine Sat, 21 May 2011 11:29:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-271960 Wow, I was planning to visit a friend in Amsterdam, so now I know I can do it with the whole family, thanks!
I live in Madrid, Spain and they have just restored the banks of Manzanares river with huge slides, whole climbing-tree area, etc. You can also find in the park Casa de Campo Pirate’s boat, castle with slides, etc.

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By: r8chel http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271115 r8chel Thu, 19 May 2011 15:39:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-271115 We live so close to a park that by the time we’re at the end of our driveway, we’re more than halfway there! :) We go to the park ALL the time, but our equipment isn’t as cool as that big climbing structure. That looks like so much fun!

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By: Brenna http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271013 Brenna Wed, 18 May 2011 19:28:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-271013 What great parks! I wouldn’t be able to resist climbing up there with my kids, as well. :)
p.s. I love your hair/glasses combo. You look great!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271002 Design Mom Wed, 18 May 2011 19:06:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-271002 I tried, but I could only do it with just June inside the bucket. With Oscar and Betty it was too heavy for me. Yikes!

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By: Janneke van Dam http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270984 Janneke van Dam Wed, 18 May 2011 16:54:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270984 So impressed Ben Blair biked on a “bakfiets”!! (cargo bike) That’s not easy to do if you’re not used to it.

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By: Tan http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270855 Tan Wed, 18 May 2011 02:40:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270855 My sister was tracting in Amsterdam just last week. It’s funny how I was looking for her in the background. We sure miss our missionary and she has only been out there for a few weeks! Thanks for the post! One thing she really likes about the mission is all the bike riding! Looks like you are enjoying it too! So fun!

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By: Momma Finally http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270841 Momma Finally Wed, 18 May 2011 01:33:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270841 I used to live there but not as a mother. I think I would appreciate the parks more now that I am a mother myself. I think I will come back there one day to show my son his roots :)

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270685 amy Tue, 17 May 2011 11:57:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270685 Lotte

Can you give specific directions for where those playgrounds are? I am going to Amsterdam in 3 weeks. We will be staying with my Aunt on Zeeburgerstrat right across the street from the windmill.

I know my 8 year old would love to play there!

Amy

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270683 amy Tue, 17 May 2011 11:53:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270683 I am also going to Amsterdam next month with my 8 year old daughter. Love this post!

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By: Lily-Margaret http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270503 Lily-Margaret Sun, 15 May 2011 13:10:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270503 I used to play at a playground that had this big Eiffel Tour shaped rope climb! I always remember there being lots of crazy, cool climbing structures when I visited The Netherlands as a little kid.

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270478 Dee Sat, 14 May 2011 20:03:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270478 Those play structures are so cool! I had to call my kids over to see. We don’t have any that exciting here at the beach. However, we do have lots of beautiful parks overlooking bays, rivers, creeks and even the ocean. So jealous that you rented bakfiets. I would love to do that.

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By: Lotte http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270460 Lotte Sat, 14 May 2011 09:29:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270460 Great to hear you guys had such a good time at the park you actually went back and rented those cargo bikes! (they are quite easy to ride once you get the hang of it don’t you think?)
I was happy to be your guide for the day and of course have tons of other cool ideas for visiting amsterdam :) Thanks for having me around!
xxx lotte

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By: Lotte http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270459 Lotte Sat, 14 May 2011 09:26:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270459 You have me blushing here! I just had a great time with the Blairs :)

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By: juliagblair http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270449 juliagblair Sat, 14 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270449 Positively enchanting! Especially the beautiful, happy children!
What a great tree house!!! What an amazing family! I want to hug each of you!

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By: This girl loves to Talk http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270434 This girl loves to Talk Sat, 14 May 2011 00:39:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270434 that playground looks awesome. Need more of that type of thing for older kids to play on. Cool parks are often not available due to fear of litigation

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By: Sandy http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270429 Sandy Fri, 13 May 2011 23:32:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270429 I just realized how much Betty looks like Ben Blair. All your other kids look so much like you, it’s a little startling!

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By: Ashlea Walter http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270406 Ashlea Walter Fri, 13 May 2011 20:12:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270406 There are lots of Dutch cargo bikes for sale now in the US. Simply do a Google search for “Dutch cargo bike” and you will find some very cool ones!

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By: Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/vondelpark-in-amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-270399 Elizabeth Fri, 13 May 2011 18:18:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=11152#comment-270399 I love those bike buckets and wish I could find something similar here in the US. I have a sixteen year old daughter with severe disabilities and have always wanted to cart her around while riding my bike. The ones I see online specifically for the disabled are outrageously expensive. I wonder if those buckets are available for shipment from Europe?

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