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Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Amsterdam

by Maja Świątnicka

Travelling with kids is not as easy as solo-traveling with a backpack. A hotel you choose for your family should usually meet more requirements than usual. No matter what’s the purpose of your visit in Amsterdam – sightseeing, boating on the canals or riding bikes through Amsterdam – you need a comfortable and fun place to stay. In my opinion, this is where the location is key. Here’s a list of Amsterdam’s hotels with comfy family options. All properties are conveniently situated, close to main tourist spots, restaurants, supermarkets, and public transportation.

Hotel Levell

???? Prices start at 161 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? Hullenbergweg 353, 1101 CP Amsterdam     
+31 20 220 2590
???? 8 km to the city center
???? 8.5

Photo Courtesy of Hotel Levell

The hotel is located in the Zuidoost district, quite far from the center of Amsterdam, but the access to main city landmarks is very simple – the metro station is around the corner. The Amsterdam Arena is 1.3 km away. The airport is 13 km away. No problem if you travel by your own car – there is the hotel’s own parking (paid though). Hotel Levell is modern and new – it was built in 2017. There are seven floors, almost a hundred rooms in total. The hotel is 100% non-smoking. For on-site recreation, there’s a bike rental.

What You Pay For

The quadruple room is for 4 adults at the maximum. It has 4 single beds. The chicly designed rooms have private bathrooms with showers and free toiletries, and also a wardrobe. As a coffee lover, I like the Nespresso machine in each room and a refrigerator. Some of the rooms are soundproof. You can buy an optional breakfast for 15 Euro per person.

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

???? Prices start at 160 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? Zandpad 5, Oud-West, 1054 GA Amsterdam    
+31 20 589 8996
???? 1.7 km to the city center
???? 8.3

Photo Courtesy of Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Stayokay is one of the Amsterdam’s hotels under the same name. This particular one is beautifully located in the middle of lovely Vondelpark. You can reach the most famous museums in around 8 minutes walking. There are several trams and buses nearby so reaching the city center is a snap. The hotel offers a stunning view of the green surrounding. Location makes the hotel a great option for families – Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is close to the center of the city but at the same time close to chilling, relaxing green neighborhood. At the reception, you can get discounts on museum tickets, canal tours, Madame Tussauds etc. The hotel also offers a free walking tour and a bike rental.

What You Pay For

The maximum number of people at 1 quadruple room is 4. Rooms include bunk beds. All rooms have a bathroom and a lockable cupboard. A big minus for towels – they are not included which might be hard while travelling with children. However, you can purchase towels for 4.50 Euro at the reception if you don’t want to bring your own. Breakfast is optional, it costs 7 Euro per person. I must say, the breakfast at Stayokay is really decent, even if it’s still a typical Dutch cuisine.

Meininger Hotel Amsterdam Amstel

???? Prices start at 144 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? Julianaplein 6, 1097 DN Amsterdam    
+31 20 808 3102
???? 3.5 km to the city center
???? 8.2

Photo Courtesy of Meininger Hotel Amsterdam Amstel

Meininger Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is the second property of Meininger. It’s located away from the hustle and bustle, in the immediate vicinity of Park Frankendael. The hotel, part of city’s tallest residential building, is a stone’s throw away from the Amstel train station. Obviously, reaching most touristic spots with kids is much easier by train. However, Carre Theatre or Amsterdam RAI are only 2 kilometers away from the hotel. Rijksmuseum, Nemo Science Museum and Van Gogh Museum can be reached within a 40-minute walk. You can also reach the historic old town by bike in as little as 15 minutes. On top of standard family amenities, Meininger Hotel offers Gamezone and Kidszone where your kids may have fun while you’re relaxing. What I also consider a plus, pets are allowed for 10 Euro per night.

What You Pay For

The quadruple rooms are for 4 adults at a maximum. Rooms are quite modern and soundproof. They include 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds. Rooms have private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can buy an optional all-you-can-eat breakfast for 9.90 Euro.

Via Amsterdam

???? Prices start at 136 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? 20 Diemerhof Via Amsterdam, 1112 XN Amsterdam  
+31 20 226 5800
???? 6 km to the city center
???? 8.1

Photo Courtesy of Via Amsterdam

The hotel is located in the Bijlmermeer district, around 10 minutes from the city center (by metro). The metro station – Diemen-Zuid – is only 500 meters away from the hotel. Amsterdam Arena is within a 25-minute walk. Heineken Experience and Hortus Botanicus are around 7.7 km away. The closest airport is of course Schiphol – approximately 12 km. Via Amsterdam is a combination of hostel and hotel. The hotel also provides guests with a night club and a karaoke. There is a parking guests can use (it’s paid though) and a bike rental.

What You Pay For

The price of 136 Euro is for a family, quadruple room with a private bathroom with showers, roll in showers and rain showers. There are also hairdryers, free toiletries and bath sheets. Rooms boast a nice city view and a cool marble floor. There is also access to a shared kitchen with a microwave and fridge. You can buy a breakfast for 6.50 Euro per person. What I absolutely love there is that you can request vegetarian, dairy-free or gluten-free options.

Hotel Mosaic City Center

???? Prices start at 198 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 16a, Oud-West, 1054 BR Amsterdam     
+31 23 369 0531
???? 1.6 km t the city center
???? 7.8

Photo Courtesy of Hotel Mosaic City Center

The hotel is located in quite a quiet street. However, reaching main touristic spots is easy as 1, 2, 3. Vondelpark is only 450 meters away. 150 meters from the hotel there is a tram stop – Eerste Hygensstraat. The tram will take you to the Central Station within 15 minutes. Leidseplein is not even 1 kilometer away and the famous museums around 12 minutes walking. Hotel Mosaic City Center is modern and elegant, it has a large covered terrace to spend time on. There is private parking available on-site. Kids will definitely have fun at the games room.

What You Pay For

Rooms at Hotel Mosaic City Center are spacious, they all have wooden floors and a bathroom with an open shower. A quadruple room includes four single beds. Breakfast is optional, at a 12.50-Euro surcharge. There are also amazing restaurants nearby – Foodhallen, Pasta e Basta or Eatmosfera Ristorante.

XO Hotels Infinity

???? Prices start at 168 Euro for a Standard Quadruple Room
???? Slotermeerlaan 133, 1063 JN Amsterdam
+31 20 613 4568
???? 5 km to the city center
???? 7.8

Photo Courtesy of XO Hotels Infinity

The hotel is located in the Slotermeer District, with good access to both the city center and the airport. There are tram and bus stops nearby, you can even take a night bus almost literally from the hotel doorstep. The hotel location is good for families travelling by car – it’s very close to the Amsterdam Ring – A10, exit S105. XO Hotel Infinity is cozy, nice to spend time at. There is an on-site bike rental. What’s quite rare in Amsterdam’s hotel, there’s an elevator, useful while travelling with kids and luggage. The hotel is 100% smoke-free. Also, no need to worry about towels and sheets – they are included. The parking is at surcharge – it costs 14.40 Euro per day.

What You Pay For

A standard quadruple room is for 4 adults at the maximum. There are 4 single beds in each quad room. I appreciate the Nespresso machine in each room. You can buy breakfast for 5 Euro per person.

New West Inn Amsterdam

???? Prices start at 141 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? Reimerswalstraat 5, Osdorp, 1069 AE Amsterdam   
+31 20 410 8000
???? 6 km to the city center
???? 7.6

Photo Courtesy of New West Inn Amsterdam

The hotel is located in the west-side part of the city, in a very quiet, residential area. You can easily reach the property driving from the A10 motorway. There is a tram stop (Hoekenes) within 800 meters (the tram 17 will take you to both the city center and Central Station). It takes around 15 minutes to get to the city center, either by metro or car. The hotel provides guests with a fitness center. There’s also a free parking (public) – a great plus to me! Children can spend a lovely time on a large terrace. New West Inn offers a shuttle service to the airport at a surcharge.

What You Pay For

The New West Inn hotels are considered to be the most spacious rooms in the whole city. A standard quadruple room is for 4 adults at the maximum. There are 4 single beds in each room. Optional breakfast (warm and cold dishes) costs 11.50 Euro per person. The hotel also has a bar where drinks and light snacks are served.

The White Tulip Hostel

???? Prices start at 176 Euro for a Quadruple Room with shared bathroom
???? Warmoesstraat 87, Amsterdam City Center, 1012 HZ Amsterdam   
+31 20 625 5974
???? 400 m to the city center
???? 7.3

Photo Courtesy of The White Tulip Hostel

The White Tulip is actually a hostel but as it’s very often chosen by families, I’ve decided to put it on the list. To me, it’s biggest advantage is location – the hostel is situated in the heart of Amsterdam which makes it a perfect base for further city exploration. It’s key especially when you travel with your family. It’s around a 5-minute walk from Dam Square. You can also reach Central Station, the Flower Market, Madame Tussauds and various museums very quickly and conveniently. Rooms are clean and comfortable. They are 100% non-smoking. There’s also a great terrace when you can spend some nice time chilling, especially in the summer. If you travel with little kids, be aware that because of location, there might be some disturbance during the night.

What You Pay For

The price is relatively high for a quadruple room with shared bedroom. The maximum number of people is 4. There are four single beds in each family room. You can optionally buy a breakfast. It costs 5 Euro per person. It’s served in the traditional Slainte Irish Pub. Guests of The White Tulip are entitled to get a 15% discount on all meals. Plus, during the Happy Hours you buy 1 Heineken and get 1 free!

Budget Hotel Ben

???? Prices start at 160 Euro for a Family Room
???? Beursstraat 21, Amsterdam City Center, 1012 JT Amsterdam 
+31 20 330 1401
???? 350 m to the city center
???? 6.8

Photo Courtesy of Budget Hotel Ben

Another hotel with a perfect location – right in the city center, around 350 meters from Dam Square and only 100 meters from the Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk shopping area. You can reach Central Station in 5 minutes on foot. Location makes the hotel great for walking and sightseeing. However, be aware that The Red Light District is as little as 50 meters away. The hotel is basic and simple but very cozy at the same time. You and your kids will definitely love the hospitable and generous staff. To me, a car-lover, the lack of parking is a relevant minus though. On the other hand, most tourists come to Amsterdam by plane, don’t they?

What You Pay For

A family room can host up to 5 adults. There are 5 single beds. Rooms include private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries. Some rooms include carpeting and linens. Breakfast is served at restaurant Marco Polo, around 100 meters away from the hotel. It costs 7.50 Euro per person.

Quentin England Hotel

???? Prices start at 215 Euro for a Standard Quadruple Room
???? Roemer Visscherstraat 30, Oud-West, 1054 EZ Amsterdam    
+31 20 689 2323
???? 1.7 km to the city center
???? 6.4

Photo Courtesy of Quentin England Hotel

Even if the distance from the center is quite big, the location is worth consideration. The hotel is situated opposite the Vondelpark, in a quiet street. You can reach the Leidseplein in 4 minutes on foot. The famous museums (Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum) are within a 7-minute walk. You can go to Central Station by tram from Leidse Square. The hotel itself is a great fun for kids – it’s an 18th-century building, part of the famous ‘United Europe’ buildings. Those are 7 buildings presenting typical building styles of seven European countries.  The hotel is non-smoking but there’s a courtyard where guests can smoke. A cool thing for families is that Quentin England offers its guests some free tickets to museums and other activities. On-site recreation includes bike rental.

What You Pay For

Rooms at Quentin Hotel England are quite modern and well-equipped. The maximum number of people to stay at 1 room is 4. Most of quadruple rooms have private bathrooms but I recommend that you should check it carefully while booking. Rooms have a private balcony and a microwave. You can also buy breakfast for 15 Euro per person. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room.

Hotel De Westertoren

???? Prices start at 180 Euro for a Quadruple Room
???? Raadhuisstraat 35, Amsterdam City Center, 1016 DC Amsterdam     
+31 20 624 4639
???? 500 m to the city center
???? 7.7

Hotel De Westertoren has a perfect location. I love Amsterdam’s city-center hotels – this is the only way to deeply dive into the city exploration. This one is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Dam Square, the canals and the Anne Frank House are around the corner (literally), Central Station is within a 10-minute walk, same is the Red Light District. Underneath Hotel De Westertoren you’ll find an arcade of traditional Dutch restaurants and shops. There is also a tram stop (Spui) 200 meters from the hotel. The hotel has a paid parking.

What You Pay For

A quadruple room is for 4 adults at the maximum. There are four single beds. Some of the rooms have shared toilets. What really matters (at least to me) is that breakfast is included. Cool not to worry about a decent meal in the morning. Usually, toasts, jam, cheese, eggs and yogurt are served. On top of that, each room has coffee and tea facilities. There’s one minus I cannot ignore (but it’s typical for Dutch hotels) – there’s no lift, just steep stairs.

A&o Amsterdam Zuidoost

???? Prices start at 115 Euro for a Family Room
???? Hogehilweg 22, 1101 CD Amsterdam 
+31 20 258 9100
???? 8 km from to the city center
???? 7.6

The hotel is located a bit far away from the city center – 8 kilometers. It’s situated 1 km from Amsterdam Arena. Amsterdam RAI is around 6 km from the hotel and the airport – 3 km. The metro station is just around the corner – you can get to Central Station in 15 minutes. A&o was completely renovated in 2015. It’s a non-smoking place. There are some cool family amenities like billiards, a play room for children, pool table, table football and bike rental. You can also spend some quality time in Bijlmerpark nearby – I truly recommend the Kwaku Festiva held every summer.

What You Pay For

A family room is for four people at the maximum  – two adults and two children. There are 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds. All rooms have private bathrooms with a shower. There’s an option to get breakfast at a 8.50-Euro surcharge. There is also a shared kitchen for the hotel guests. The hotel has a parking available at an extra charge.


Amsterdam is a great place to share experience with your family. There are so many things to see, some historical places and beautiful landmarks. There are some parts you will obviously miss, like the Amsterdam nightlife, but still the city of absolutely worth visiting with kids.  Hope the list of family-friendly hotels above will be helpful for you while choosing the best place to stay. They are in different price ranges but none of them will drain your wallet.

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