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Family New Year in Amsterdam

Feilding, New...
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Family New Year in Amsterdam

Hi there. We are wanting advice on the best place to be for new year festivities in Amsterdam. My husband and I will be there with our two children ages 8 and 13. We have heard there are amazing fire work displays to bring the new year in. Many thanks from the traveling kiwis 👍🏼

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Amsterdam, The...
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1. Re: Family New Year in Amsterdam

Best place with kids that age is off the street as high up as you can get although that generally means booking a bar or restaurant and the kids won't be able to get into a bar and I doubt a restaurant either. In fact I would avoid taking them anywhere near the city centre. It can be a war zone out there.

There is an organised display at the Maritime museum but other than that people are letting off huge fireworks all over the place. Health and safety are not the highest priority. How more people are not maimed is a mystery to me.

Lots of drunken people letting off explosives. I avoid going out NYE. Check out videos on you tube




Haarlem, The...
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2. Re: Family New Year in Amsterdam

Everyone is setting off fire works on NYE. I would go see the official display first and than just walk into the city to watch all the fireworks from locals. It can last for several hours.

You can also buy your own on December 31. It’s legal and safe to lit if you buy it at an official dealer.

Great fun!

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