The Amsterdam Mamas Recommends Awards shine a spotlight on the best family activities, events, and services, for all budgets, ages, and interests. Nominated by parents, voted for by parents.

Presenting the winner of the category Best Children’s Party Location in Amsterdam:

Amsterdamse Bos    

The Amsterdamse Bos has won the Amsterdam Mamas ‘Best Of’ award four times and recently has been included in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. A beautiful haven for some leafy green to break up the urban edge, the Amsterdamse Bos is a great destination for children’s parties any time of year.  There are many party options within the Bos, including treasure hunts and nature excursions. You can check out the goat farm, Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve, and have traditional pancakes at Pannenkoekenboerderij Meerzicht. The Fun Forest climbing park and Mini Captain boat trips offer diverse opportunities to celebrate the perfect birthday parties. 


Honourable Mentions:

Geitenboerdeij Amsterdamse Bos

Candy Caste Speelparadijs    



Look for the Mamas Recommend window sticker, certificate, or online logo around the city, and you’ll be sure that the business or service you are using is tried and trusted by the Amsterdam Mamas community!

Mary Petiet

Mary Petiet is an author, poet, and freelance writer. Her work is inspired by her native Cape Cod and her experiences in the Netherlands. The author of the recently released Moon Tide: Cape Cod Poems, and Owl Magic: Your Guide Through Difficult Times, Mary is also the founder of Sea Crow Press, a small independent imprint curating creative nonfiction and poetry to give her titles a home.