The arrival of a new member in the family has always been cause for celebration – throughout history and across cultures. Whether it is a traditional baby shower or a mother blessing you are cooking up, here are some of our mamas’ most recommended venues in Amsterdam.
Intercontinental at Amstel Hotel
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In partnership with Eliete Costa from Ateliete, this luxurious hotel offers seven different rooms to accommodate your party, whatever its size. Their elegant décor, combined with the exquisite work of their event organizer, ensures you an unforgettable celebration.
These special rooms at Amsterdam’s popular museum of bags and purses are open daily from 11:30–17:00.
Book in advance.
As if playing out an historical period drama with Handel’s Sarabande serenading in the background, this magnificent 17th-century canal house will transport you to the heart of the Dutch Golden Age. Equipped with two period rooms and a sumptuous yet intimate display of artefacts, here you can enjoy one of the best high-tea events in Amsterdam. Definitely a unique location to celebrate.
The College Hotel
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Located in Amsterdam Zuid, this stylish 19th-century hotel offers a variety of different hosting opportunities: from small gatherings in a former school headmaster’s office (Van Baerle salon) to lovely al fresco luncheons atop their terrace.
A lively café with a separate room where you can celebrate your baby shower, and friendly prices to boot.
My Private Party
This business is run by two sisters in a location near Vondelpark. With a cosy living-room space, they provide custom-made parties in accordance with your wishes.
Buurtkamer at Costa & Co.
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If you happen to live around Da Costabuurt you can rent this facility-packed location for a fee of €20 per hour, plus a €50 deposit. On their website you will find easy-to-follow steps and conditions for rental of the buurtkamer.
Open from Monday to Saturday.
Not far from Hoofddorpplein, this is a cosy meeting room with access to a patio area that can be rented out for small gatherings of up to 16 people. The location has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom available for use.
And last but not least, if you decide to throw a baby shower at home (or any other location of your choice) GK Moments is your place of contact. The mastermind behind GK Moments is the lovely fellow Amsterdam Mama, Gé Koot. With her easy approach and amazing attention to detail, Gé will make sure that you pull a fabulous stress-free party, where all that remains for you to do is come up with the guest list.
This article has been compiled from the recommendations of our members on the Amsterdam Mamas Facebook group and does not reflect the views or opinions of Stichting Amsterdam Mamas. The information is current as of the date of publication.
Ana Rial is a once rigorously-organised scientist from Spain turned into an all-over-the-place mum of two very busy half-Greek boys. She lives in Almere with her husband and kids and dreams about mastering the Dutch language, travelling, and having a personal chef.