Before anyone mentions young ladies of negotiable affection or coffee shops, I should add that (a) neither is really my thing and (b) I will be there in May with my wife and kids (aged 10 and 12). I believe in giving my kids a liberal education, but not *that* liberal. Although I've been to the Netherlands more recently and I've spent time waiting for a connecting flight at Schipol, I haven't been to Amsterdam itself since circa 1969 when I was 9. I imagine it's changed a bit. We are already planning the Rijksmuseum [sp? - and we know about the Rembrandt events that are on] and the Van Gough Museum and a canal boat trip (for the benefit of my 10 yrs- old daughter who loves boats) but that's about it. I'm not dreadfully keen on visiting Anne Frank's House or anything about the Holocaust (rather too painful - a reminder of what happened to the Jewish section of my family and, at the risk of name-dropping, my aunt was friends with Anne Frank's father; indeed, she was just about the last visitor he saw before he died). Any suggestions?