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Family holiday

A child-friendly holiday in Holland is definitely among the possibilities! Holland is the perfect destination for a wonderful family holiday. There is plenty to do for children. How about building sandcastles and flying a kite on the beach, a day at the amusement park for a few exciting hours on the rollercoaster or the water slide? And then end the day with great French fries and chocolate milk on a terrace.

  • A family holiday in Holland - that tastes of building sandcastles and flying a kite on the beach, and exciting hours on the rollercoaster or water slide, followed by great French fries and chocolate milk on a terrace.
  • Amusement parks, zoos and playgrounds - there is plenty to do for families in Holland!
  • Search to find great accommodations for your family holiday.

Family holiday by the sea

Building sandcastles, collecting shells, swimming: the Dutch coast is a paradise for families with children. Where better to build huge sandcastles than at the beach, and where better to go for a swim than the sea? A family holiday on the Dutch coast is refreshing, even without a comprehensive children’s program, because there is always something to see and do at the beach. Please note that the Dutch coast is very clean and safe because the Blue Flag flies on most beaches and lifeguards watch over your children. Perfect for a holiday with children! If you want to enjoy a snack, there are plenty of family-friendly beach clubs on the Dutch beaches where you can have a drink and a bite.

Tip: The most beautiful family-friendly beaches of Zeeland.

What is there to do with your family?

What to do if the weather isn’t perfect for the beach or you want to visit Holland with your family outside the summer holiday? There is still plenty to do because Holland boasts many family-friendly attractions. Throw yourself over the edge on the rollercoaster, see monkeys and giraffes at the zoo, discover the world in interactive museums or opt for a bicycle tour to enjoy your family holiday - there are countless options that are always fun:

Amusement park: see dolphins at the Dolfinarium, go for a rollercoaster ride at Walibi Holland, or experience fairy tales at the Efteling – Holland’s amusement parks make for countless highlights in a family holiday. Most attraction parks have something to offer for children of all ages.

Zoos: there are many zoos in Holland, each of which has something special to offer. Burgers‘ Zoo lets you travel through different environments, such as the savanna and desert. And Apenheul in Apeldoorn allows you to stroll amid several species of monkeys. Do pay attention, because the monkeys often try to steal something from your bag or pockets.

Museums for children: Holland is well known for its innovative and interactive museums. Participating and making a contribution is the byword. At Corpus in Leiden, for instance, families can travel through the human body. NEMO in Amsterdam lets you discover science and technology and Deltapark Neeltje Jans offers an exploration of the secrets of the sea.

Cycling with children: Holland is a nation of bicycles. Even with small children, it is easy to make your way around on a bicycle. You can simply rent a bicycle with a children’s seat or book a complete cycling holiday.

Accommodations for your family holiday

One of the ways to enjoy a varied family holiday in Holland is staying at a holiday park. At a holiday park, children can safely play in front of the holiday home or parking lot, and there is plenty to do for families, from playgrounds and sports fields to cartoon programs.

The holiday parks of Center Parcs are the perfect solution! The parks offer countless age-appropriate activities for children. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy activities for two while your children are being entertained elsewhere.

If you rent a holiday home or chalet, you can cook your own dinner and spend the day in whatever way you like.

Booking a family room at a hostel is an affordable way to take your whole family on a city trip. Many Dutch hostels have modern and trendy interiors and offer family rooms with bunk beds and a private bathroom.

A holiday on a farm or campsite is a classic for families. Children can play right in front of the house (or tent), run around in nature and have a great time.

Family events

Tip: check out the events that are held in Holland throughout the year. You will find refreshing tips, such as the New Year’s Dive in Scheveningen on 1 January; King’s Day on 27 April, Holland’s biggest party of the people; and the arrival of Sinterklaas in mid-November. A great idea is to combine such unforgettable experiences with a family holiday in Holland.

Whether you decide to visit the zoo or a theme park, a hotel or restaurant - children are welcome!

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