Summer holidays are upon us and whether it’s day trips, weekend getaways, traveling far, or staying closer to home, Amsterdam Mamas can help. Here’s a handy guide to destinations near and far.

Trips Near …

Even when you think you’ve got every single day of the summer school holidays planned in advance, there will be a day or more when you just want to get out of the city, but are stumped. No worries, for fun day or weekend trips consider the following options:

Favorite Day Trips

Haarlem and Vicinity




Den Haag

Beaches and Lakes Near Amsterdam

Hoge Veluwe: A national park and a national treasure, the Hoge Veluwe offers camping, biking, horse riding, Safari adventures, fishing, restaurants, hotels, meditation workshops, farmers’ markets … and a world class art museum? Wow!



And Trips Far!

If you are thinking of venturing further from Amsterdam … Prague, Athens, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, or Spain, anyone? These are only a few of the destinations covered by Amsterdam Mamas. Start packing!

Quick Guide with Kids Directory

7 Offbeat and Family Friendly Stays in Europe

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Anastasia Drost

Anastasia Drost is a freelance editor and writer and former Editor in Chief of Amsterdam Mamas. She fell in love with this city thirty years ago and is now thrilled to call it home.