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Bucket List: Amsterdam’s Perfect Family Hotels

By May 26, 2015September 11th, 2020One Comment

Little Asian girl playing in water in Amsterdam

If you’re gallivanting through Europe it would be a shame to miss Amsterdam with its scenic waterways, deep cultural pride, and charming neighborhoods. If you’re traveling with kids and want some inspiration on where to stay, we have a list of top hotels in Amsterdam ideal for wandering families.

Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre

This hotel is an indulgence, but well worth it for a city center location and modern amenities. Kids can plug into an MP3 docking station or watch a funny foreign cartoon on flat screen TVs. Everyone will love the free WiFi and onsite dining options. Pop right outside the Crowne Plaza door to be steps from Amsterdam Central Station for easy access to the whole city.

Canal House

Also downtown with more of a boutique feel, the Canal House is surrounded by culture and style. Art galleries, the Anne Frank House, and famous New Church are all within walking distance. Along with a complimentary breakfast buffet, other perks include plush bedding, classic Dutch décor and a massive communal outdoor garden space for relaxing and dining.

Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

With a unique take on welcoming all types of travelers, this hotel offers one to five-star rooms for every budget. This can be a great experience for kids to meet people from all walks of life. The hotel often runs specials for bike rentals and dining.

Hotel Campanile Amsterdam Zuidoost

This is one of the most budget-friendly hotels on the list. But each room boasts free internet, flat screen TVs, and daily housekeeping. There is also a fun picnic area onsite and free parking. The hotel offers ½ price on a second booked room if families want to stretch out and enjoy separate areas.

Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam

Step back in time while staying in restored 17th and 18th-century canal houses. Many of the rooms have sweeping views of the water, which can be enjoyed with a ride in the hotel’s restored classic canal boat. This five-star hotel also offers rollaway beds and childcare services.

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Under the wing of the Hyatt brand, this hotel is right on the canal. Use a guest bicycle to start exploring the city center, or grab a bite to eat at the trendy restaurant. They also have a program called “Very Important Baby,” or VIB, to cater to the needs of the kiddos through activities, childcare and more.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station

This 553-room hotel is run like a well-oiled machine. Enjoy the brand’s superior service with free WiFi, cribs, 24-hour concierge and more. They offer fun children’s menus and highchairs in their restaurants and sweeping skyline views for the adults to admire alongside the kids.

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Eileen Cotter Wright

Author Eileen Cotter Wright

Eileen Cotter is a freelance travel journalist and owner of Pure Wander. She's our resident expat extraordinaire and falls down a lot in yoga class. Follow her on Instagram @Pure_Wander.

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