Amsterdam may have some infamous attractions that are certified tourist magnets, however, the city is still dominantly a family-friendly destination. Fun and at the same time educational with all the cultural sights and attraction, bringing your family to Amsterdam is one of the best travel decision you will make.
Coming to Amsterdam is convenient; thus, less stressful for family on vacation. Whether you have young children or teenagers, both kids and parents will have fantastic time in Netherland’s capital city.
Checking out family hotels or looking at a hotel’s list of amenities and facilities, you can surely conclude that Amsterdam is a veteran when it comes to hosting families with children. Family hotels are located in different parts of the city. These hotels offer family suites, family rooms and even apartment-style to serve to the special need of families.
Many hotels in Amsterdam are fitted with services, amenities, and facilities that families can take advantage of. Aside from spacious guest rooms, there are hotels in the city that have play areas, outdoor gardens or a courtyard. These spaces are great to exert that extra energy while parents can relax and enjoy their time in Amsterdam. Family-focus amenities include crib, babysitting, and special kids’ menu.
Dining in a foreign country promises adventure but at the same time, it can be a challenge for most travelers. Before looking for familiar fastfood chain, families coming to Amsterdam will be glad that it is actually easy to feed your little ones during your holiday.
Popular food in Dutch cuisine are in fact very child friendly. Kids will love the pastries and pancakes while older kids will love Dutch fries. There are food stalls that are visually delicious and children will be dying to enjoy them.
Near to Vondelpark is Kinderkookkafe (Kids Cook Café) (Vondelpark 6B, 1071 AA Amsterdam). Aside from enjoying tasty meals, they offer programs where kids can act like chef for a day.
Family-Fun in Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s canal tour will surely be a hit among kids of all ages. But there are more attractions that are solely geared towards visiting families. Older kids will love their time at Anne Frank House (Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam www.annefrank.org ) and Madame Tusaauds (Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam www.madametussauds.com/amsterdam ) while little kids will enjoy and learn at the Science Center Memo and the Tropenmuseum Junior (Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam www.tropenmuseumjunior.nl) .
Families visiting Amsterdam should never miss Amsterdam kermis (Vredenhofweg 1901, 1051 LL Amsterdam www.kermisplaza.nl), a year-round fair. Ride the Ferris wheel, play games like hook the duck and enjoy yummy finger foods sold at the city fair.
Bring your kids to parks in the city; some parks have petting zoos for your little ones to come face-to-face with farm animals.
Amsterdam may have adults-only attractions but it is hard to deny that it is one of the best places to bring your family for a much-deserved vacation. Enjoy this charming city with the best travel buddies you’ll have – your family.