The 7 Best Hotels for Families in Amsterdam

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As a city, Amsterdam welcomes families – though the wares on show in some shop windows may inspire awkward questions from enquiring young minds. Families may find some hotels a bit cramped, especially those in converted old houses where space is at a premium. Not all hotels in older buildings have elevators, so getting to attic rooms is a chore with smaller children. However, in the best hotels for families in Amsterdam you'll find spacious self catering apartments near open-air markets where shopping is fun, family-sized suites, and luxury perks like pools.

The 7 best hotels for families in Amsterdam

For self catering options

Yays Bickersgracht

  • Self catering canalside apartments at Yays Bickersgracht are ideal for families. Centraal Station and family attractions like NEMO and the Maritime Museum are easily reached by tram.

For family suites

JL NO 76

  • Hotel JL NO76 combines sleek style with family-sized suites and a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Blue Sheep B&B is an adorable little B&B with eight family-friendly suites, some with self-catering facilities.

For great value

Dutch Masters

  • Kids under two stay free at Dutch Masters, a chic city collection of luxury self-catering apartments.
  • Families can rent both suites at Mokum Suites as one for a perfect home from home. The suites in a restored canal house share a kitchen and dining room.

For luxury

Pestana Amsterdam Riverside

  • Pestana Amsterdam Riverside offers family suites with terraces by the river. Pick up the makings of a picnic in nearby Sarphatipark at colourful Albert Cuypstraat.
  • Hotel Twenty Eight combines luxury perks including a sauna with self-catering accommodation designed for children and babies. Two-bedroom apartment is ideal for families with older kids.

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  • Yays Bickersgracht Amsterdam City Centre 26 rooms from $331

    Local exploring  -  This hotel is in a great location, far enough from the centre to avoid noise but close enough to visit the main attractions
    Families  -  These large, two-bedroom apartments are great for families travelling with children, and offer ample living space
    City Style  -  Located on the site of a heritage church on the canalside, this hotel has lots of local style
    Sights nearby  -  Enjoy spectacular, 360 degree views of the city from the A'DAM Lookout, a 20-storey viewing platform
    ParkingNo pets

    This boutique hotel offers self-contained apartments on the canalside in Bickerseiland, Amsterdam. The apartments are great for families or groups, with multiple, cosy bedrooms and separate living space, plus self-catering facilities. Book a comfort suite for a shared terrace; a stylish city break. See More

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  • Hotel JL No76 Amsterdam 39 rooms from $208

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Near all the museums.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    An urban-chic destination in downtown Amsterdam. Funky modern art designs and a lively restaurant. Its understated style and casual ambience is perfect for families or a relaxed city break. See More

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  • Blue Sheep B&B Amsterdam 6 rooms from $132

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  The Red-light District, Jordaan, Anne Frank‚Äôs House and the Nine Little Streets.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    An adorable family-run B&B in central Amsterdam. Just three large airy rooms with parquet floors, exposed brickwork and wooden beams. Family friendly suites sleep up to 4 and are situated close by, plus there are self catering apartments too. An understated spot with great access to all the sights. See More

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  • Dutch Masters Amsterdam 9 rooms from $266

    Families  -  These self-catering apartments are perfect for families travelling with children; kids under 2 stay for free
    Local exploring  -  Located in the historic centre of Amsterdam, these apartments are the perfect base for local exploring
    City Style  -  Situated in a heritage building in the city centre, this hotel has lots of city style
    Local markets  -  Get up early and take a trip to the Amsterdam Flower Market, a beautiful display of plants and flowers
    Air conditioningGardenParkingNo pets

    This hotel offers luxury, self-catering apartments in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Interiors are based on famous Dutch artists and boast heritage features like detailed ceilings and large windows, as well as unique design pieces. Book the Van Gogh suite for a private terrace; a chic city hotel. See More

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  • Mokum Suites Amsterdam City Centre 2 rooms from $167

    Local exploring  -  Located close to the city centre and the main attractions, this B&B makes a great base for local exploring
    City Style  -  Situated in a heritage property in the charming canal district, this hotel has lots of local style
    Romantic Break  -  The hotel's contemporary, stylish suites are great for a romantic couples' getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll through town to Dam Square, Amsterdam's lively central plaza and home to the Royal Palace, a neoclassical gem
    ViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This unique B&B is located a heritage property in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district. Suites are contemporary, featuring chic design pieces and homely soft furnishings; book the airy Star Suite for high ceilings, original architectural details and pretty canal views. A charming city bolt-hole. See More

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  • Pestana Amsterdam Riverside Amsterdam (Oud Zuid) 154 rooms from $377

    City Style  -  Situated in a heritage building on the canalside in central Amsterdam, this hotel has lots of city style
    Romantic Break  -  Book the romantic Mezzanine Suite for your next couples' getaway and enjoy a freestanding bathtub
    Local exploring  -  With a privileged location in De Pijp, this hotel is perfectly located for local exploring
    Great walks  -  Explore Amsterdam's green spaces on a long walk through the city centre; don't miss Sarphatipark, a verdant oasis
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    This five-star luxury hotel is located in De Pijp, Amsterdam. Guests can choose between rooms in the historic municipal building or contemporary studios at River House. Interiors are elegant and modern with crisp white linens; book the penthouse suite for charming heritage details. A chic city stay. See More

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  • Hotel Twenty Eight Amsterdam (Oud Zuid) 3 rooms from $306

    Romantic Break  -  Book the studio for a cosy romantic getaway, with all the perks of a concierge service but the discretion of a private apartment
    Families  -  This hotel is a great option for families, with apartments designed to accommodate children including babies
    City Style  -  Located in the upmarket Amsterdam South neighbourhood, these luxury apartments have lots of city style
    Great walks  -  Explore the hotel's leafy neighbourhood on a long walk; don't miss the pretty Schinkeleilanden Park
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    This apartment hotel offers boutique accommodation in upscale Amsterdam South. The individually designed, self-catering apartments offer a spacious living area and king-size beds; the two-bedroom apartment is great for families travelling with children. Unwind in the hotel sauna; a unique city stay. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 17th February 2020