Family trips are successful if you make compromises. Ice cream for the kids, the right amount of food, drink, shopping and entertainment.
In Amsterdam I can warmly recommend a shoe shop that is just a few blocks away from the Bierkoning. That buys you the ten minutes you need to catch up with the latest stuff from de Molen. Sure, I could have wept over not being able to go through the rest of the inventory. No time to chat with the staff to get an update on the Dutch scene, no chance to see what they have from the rest of the globe..
But I got what I could comfortably carry out, the rest must be for another day.