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 in Best Soft Play/Indoor Playground in Amsterdam:

Candy Castle Speelparadijs    

Fourth-time winner for Best Indoor Playground, Candy Castle Speelparadijs offers fun for children up to age 12, with comfortable accommodation for their parents in a recently restored monumental church. The biggest indoor playground in the Benelux, Candy Castle Speelparadijs offers kids the opportunity for movement, hands-on play, and even a go-kart track. Younger children up to age four can play in their own special age-appropriate section, and parents can snack, chat with friends, or plug into the wifi with a full view of their playing kids. Candy Castle Speelparafjis will even host a super leuk birthday party for your child!


Honourable Mentions went to:

Monkey Town        

TunFun Speelpark    



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!

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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.