family/kids

Amsterdam is a great town for activities with kids. The majority of places are family-friendly anyway, and the parks and the zoo and the ice-rink are all-time favourites, but there is also a large range of cultural activities for children, from the cultural (some museums have their own kids’ branch or are even fully dedicated to the little ones, such as science museum Nemo) to the sporty.

Bloemendaal

With more of a party atmosphere than its neighbour Zandvoort, Bloemendaal is a great place to dip your toes in the North Sea or hit a dance floor...

Visiting the Flower Strip

The Flower Strip is one of the most popular and unique attractions in the Netherlands. Find out how to get there and the best time of year to visit.

Day trips from Amsterdam

To truly experience Amsterdam, be sure to head out beyond the borders of the city centre and explore the wider Amsterdam Area with these top day trip ...

Zandvoort

With its clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bars and family activities, Zandvoort has become one of the Netherlands’ most popular beach destinati...

Amsterdam Beach

When the temperatures soar in Amsterdam, sun-seekers flock to the Dutch coast and the beaches to bask on the sands and soak up the vibrant nightlife. ...

Flowers of Amsterdam

If you're lucky enough to visit Amsterdam in spring, don't miss a visit to the nearby flower-growing region. Read our guide to the breathtaking fields...

Castles & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating history of the Dutch Golden Age by exploring the ancient castles that were once the homes of wealthy merchants. Many of th...

Laren

Though small, Laren has a lot to offer visitors, including charming streets, abundant nature and fascinating museums. A walk around Laren makes it eas...

Breukelen

Breukelen, located north-west of Utrecht, is best known for its nature areas and the large mansions and castle that adorn the banks of the winding Vec...

Van der Valk Hotel Volendam

Wagenweg 1
1145 PW KATWOUDE
Surrounded by meadows, seduced by the nearby IJsselmeer yet only a fifteen minute drive from Amsterdam, show business and leisure ...

Hotel Van der Valk

Purmerenderweg 232
1461 DN ZUIDOOSTBEEMSTER
On the edge of Purmerend lies the 3-star Van der Valk Hotel. From the hotel it is not a far drive to Amsterdam and the many charmi...