By Yuli Linssen Kaminitz guest blogger from EasyToBook.com
PLANNING in advance when taking children on holiday can make a real difference, which is why many parents research activities and attractions before heading off to their chosen destination. However, as well as planning sightseeing and visits to attractions it is also important to take into consideration where to stay.
Amsterdam is an amazing city and the perfect place for families to come and visit. The streets are full of culture and whether you like quiet and relaxing or fun and adventure there is something for everyone. However, there are different neighbourhoods and some are safer and more family friendly than others. Some hotels also offer special deals for families. So to help you out a little, here is our list of top Amsterdam children friendly hotels.
Eden Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam, 3 stars
Located in the centre of Amsterdam and just a few minutes walking to the famous “Artis Zoo”, the Eden Lancaster Hotel is an ideal place to stay for visiting the city. The hotel is decorated to a high standard that is colorful and inviting, with a special family feel. For families holidaying together, this hotel also offers plenty of family rooms. Aside from its good location and cozy feel, the Eden Lancaster is also a non-smoking hotel.
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, 4 stars
Second on our list is the famous Park Plaza Victoria Hotel. The reason this hotel is so well known is because it is likely to be the first building you will spot when coming out of the central station. The huge Park Plaza sign is almost a symbol for Amsterdam city itself.
As the hotel is centrally located, we would advise that when booking your family room, make sure you ask for a room that is in a quieter part of the hotel. A big attraction for families staying at the Park Plaza is the fact that unlike other hotels in Amsterdam, it has a large swimming pool that is open all year round. Children under 12 years of age can also stay for free (please check before booking that this offer is still current).
Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, 4 stars
The Moevenpick Hotel is perfectly located for families wanting to stay outside of the city. Situated on the banks of the river IJ, this luxury hotel offers an amazing service and has bigger rooms than other hotels in Amsterdam.
Families can take in the scenery and natural beauty that Holland has to offer whilst still being close enough to the hustle and bustle of the city. Near to the hotel there is are a variety of different family restaurants that offer anything from traditional Dutch cuisine to sushi, Italian or for the less adventurous eaters, cheeseburger and fries.
Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, 4 stars
Last but by no means least is the lovely Albus Hotel. Families love to come back here time after time because of the excellent service, comfortable and modern rooms, friendly staff and spacious family suites and guests always receive a warm welcome. The hotel’s restaurant also offers a delicious menu.
For families wanting to stay a bit longer in the city without it costing a fortune, the hotel also offers apartments to rent which are beautiful and well equipped for larger families.