When planning a vacation for a family, there is plenty to see and do in Europe. From mountains to beaches, cities to countryside, you can find it all within a few hours of traveling. Here's our list of mama-recommended family friendly hotels and holidays spots in Europe, listed by country.
The Monasterium old monastery is right in the centre, with clean rooms and a delicious breakfast.
Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof, a lovely designer hotel in the city centre.
Van der Valk in Oostkamp (about 15 mins out of the city) comes with big family rooms equipped not just with a TV but also a Playstation!
Novotel in the heart of the city has cots available and a small play area, a pool, and TV with cartoon channels on at the main restaurant.
The Adagio is a centrally located, clean and friendly apartment with a cosy kitchen, and hotel facilities.
Sana Residence, near KaDeWe and the zoo/aquarium, has also been a hit with the mamas.
Kinderzonvakanties is run by a Dutch/Serbian couple, and offers apartments equipped with all the necessities for babies and children, including lots of books and toys. They also have a swimming pool, and bike rentals (with kid seats) available.
At Atrium Platinum the staff is reported to go above and beyond to accommodate your needs. Also, homemade baby food is available every day.
Dassia Chandris is also a great option.
Minoa Palace has lots of kids activities during the day, a great pool, and a fake sand beach.
Aphrodite Hills offers great food and a fabulous kids club, ideal for a super relaxing vacation.
Blue Lagoon Resort is fantastic. One of the mamas’ son liked it even better than Disneyland!
Gaia Garden is another great option.
Il Grande Prato offers both rooms and apartments, and is ideal for babies and toddlers.
Sole Mio, a small-scale holiday park located directly at the lake that is great for children.
Villagio il Gabbiano in Tropea has family-friendly apartments, and fabulous food.
Club Medis recommended as a great resort for small children. You get a baby bath, changing mattress, travel cot, bottle warmer and diaper bin in your room! They also have baby changing facilities everywhere and a special children's restaurant with healthy kid food, jars, a microwave, and even a blender to make your own fresh purées! They also have a baby and kid's club available.
Martinhal, Europe's only 5 star family boutique hotel provides a dream holiday, one you would surely want to go back to.
Costa del Sol:
Marinas De Nerja has apartments with a small personal kitchen.
Cambrils Park is located close to the beach with great pools and bungalows.
Miraflor Suites comes highly recommended for kids and all-inclusive holidays.
Titanic Beach Lara has a kids club in a pirate ship, amazing selection of food and drinks, and is spotlessly clean.
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This article was compiled from recommendations given by members of the Amsterdam Mamas Facebook group. The information is current as of the date of publication.
Amal Shakeb is a freelancer and Content Manager for Amsterdam Mamas, along with being a mother to a spirited young boy.