Always wanted to visit our home town, Amsterdam? Today, our contributing editor, Felicia, shares the best family friendly hotels in Amsterdam and what great things you can undertake with your kids in Amsterdam.
So here I am, back at our home base, Amsterdam, after six wonderful months of traveling the world with my family. Our kids Alba (5) and George (3) absolutely loved being on the road with us, and we are all having a rather hard time adjusting to the normal routine again. However, being a TRVLBEES member ánd contributing editor makes me relive lots of our travels, adventures and great finds, and I cannot wait to share these with you.And what better place to start than Amsterdam, our home city?
When traveling to Amsterdam with your kid(s), both accommodation and location are quite important. You’ll want to be able to either walk or cycle everywhere, plus the hotel needs to be family friendly without losing its charm of course. Let me share two of the best family friendly hotels in Amsterdam:
This would be an excellent choice (to say the least) for a stay with the kids, as it is both charming and family friendly. Located on the Canals of Amsterdam, near the Anne Frank house and the charming ‘9 Straatjes,’ the Pullitzer is located in an ideal city-center spot. After a day of exploring Amsterdam’s buzzing streets, the private courtyard makes you feel like you’ve entered a serene, little green haven, where you can enjoy an afternoon tea, cake, or even an Acaí bowl. Not to mention the the renowned Pullitzer bar and on-site restaurant Jansz, a nonchalant, yet upscale all-day dining hotspot that serves carefully-crafted dishes. In other words, the adults are covered!
But not just the parents will feel spoiled at this stylish, yet sophisticated accommodation. The Pullitzer team treats them as Very Important Kids, welcoming them with a stuffed animal in the room, and everything imaginable to perfect their stay, such as coloring books, a special Children’s tv-network and, last but not least, pancakes for breakfast! The Pullitzer offers Family Packages and babysitting/child services upon request.
Definitely one of my favorites!
This hotel is another kid friendly gem. Being right in the middle of Amsterdam’s fashion district and in very close vicinity of the famous Vondelpark, it proves to be a great hotel to stay with your family. Persuading your kids won’t be hard- just mention the pancakes for breakfast, watching cartoons from the bubble bath and the many playgrounds and shallow pool in the Vondelpark! Oh, and did we mention the 2-minute walk to the Museum Square, where they’ll find another playground, a skateboard park and waddle pool that changes into an ice rink during winter?
Besides staying at a great hotel, exploring and roaming Amsterdam is obligatory during your trip. The city is perfect for either biking or walking, and we always let the kids bring their scooters – makes moving around so much easier and quicker! Should they get tired, you can always hop on a tram…easy does it when traveling with children, right?
Amsterdam is actually jam packed with cool things to do, both for kids and adults, but I will let you in on some of our most favorite activities.
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Written by Contributing Editor Felicia da Costa.