We live in a spacious house with a nice long garden in the 'hip and happening' Amsterdam-North. It's very nice and quiet, while the bubbling city centre is just 10 minutes away (bus or bicycle).
The trendy NDSM-werf is just around the corner, a short 10 minute walk. From there you can take a 15 minute ferry to the city centre.
Our house with garden is fully equipped to our (and your?) children. If normal sized beds are needed we have very nice mattresses to replace both their beds.
We are a happy parent couple. Living in the hip Amsterdam North area. There we enjoy the quiet and the busy. Balance is something we have come to appreciate more and more over the years together.
We enjoy going out in an alternative atmosphere, think creative festivals and establishments. Nonetheless we do not dislike mainstream uptown places. On the contrary, we're more sensitive for the hip and happening events and establishments than we like to admit.
Though we really like to search out new and fun places where change is still in the air.