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 is the Editor in Chief of Amsterdam Mamas. Born and raised in the US, she now lives in Amsterdam with her Dutch husband and ten year old twins. She loves yoga, long walks, and flaky treats from her local French bakery.