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 Local Shop for Babies and Children in Amsterdam:


Founded in 1959 there are now 57 Prenatal stores of varying sizes across the Netherlands. This is your go-to location for all things pregnancy and early childhood related. Prenatal strives to provide customers with fun shopping, good advice, and great value for all their pregnancy and newborn needs. You can find clothing for mother and child, sleeping and bath care, strollers and carriers, all together under the same roof or online. Prenatal even has a magazine, ‘Welcome To Our World’, covering all things baby related.


Honourable Mentions:

De Boezemvriend    

Wijs West                

Broer en Zus                


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.