AMSTERDAM -- Kid-friendly restaurants abound in Holland. The
following were favorites with my pre-teen son and me:
Phone numbers are listed without their long-distance
prefixes.Pizzeria Paprika, Hugo de Grootplein 1, Amsterdam.
Here kids can make their own pizza, and adults can choose from a
range of Italian fare. Prices of individual pizzas start from about
$7. Open daily from 2 p.m. to midnight.
Phone: 686-6107.Casa di David, 426 Singel, Amsterdam.
For more upscale Italian cuisine, we loved this restaurant.
Dinner for two costs about $40, including wine. The restaurant is
open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Phone: 624-5093Haesje Claes on 275 Spuistraat, Amsterdam.
This eatery offers Dutch fare as well as chicken and fries for
kids. The decor is charming, the service leisurely. Dinner costs
about $12 per entree or about $25 for a three-course meal.
Phone: 624-9998.Australian Homemade Chocolates, 437 Singel, Amsterdam.
If you like your ice cream creamy and your chocolates intense,
this take-out establishment is the real thing. Cones cost about $1.
Hours vary.De Kraai, Zaanse Schans.
This restaurant offers a variety of design-your-own pancakes,
plus soup and beverages, for under $10. The restaurant is open from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Phone: 615-6403Plato, Frederikstratt 32, The Hague.
This establishment offers a children's program whereby kids, who
dine separately from parents, can make their own lunch or dinner
and participate in activities. The cost is about $10 per child.
Entertainment includes face-painting, making popcorn and art