Beekse Bergen – on safari in The Netherlands

An African safari in The Netherlands, is that possible? Yes, it is! Beekse Bergen Safari Park is a unique wildlife park in the south of the Netherlands. Definitely not a zoo in the traditional sense of the word, but an awesome wildlife experience. Spread out over approximately 300 acres (120 hectares) Beekse Bergen gives you the opportunity to see wild animals such as giraffes, buffalos and cheetahs from your own … Read more

Complete guide for visiting Amsterdam with kids

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Are you planning to visit Amsterdam with kids? With the proper preparations, a family trip to Amsterdam can be a lot of fun! Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, has a bit of a reputation (to put it mildly). Some things on the standard ‘must do in Amsterdam’ list aren’t very appropriate for kids, but is Amsterdam suitable for families? Yes, it definitely is! Let’s take a look at the … Read more

Fun things to do in Haarlem with kids

Haarlem is our hometown so we know all the ins and outs of this charming Dutch city. Granted city rights in 1245, Haarlem is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. It has a colorful history and a beautiful historic city center. And family-friendly Haarlem is great for a city trip with kids. Check out all the things you can do in Haarlem with kids! Also read: Family friendly … Read more

Favorite things to do in The Netherlands with kids

We asked our fellow travel bloggers ‘what are your favorite things to do with kids in The Netherlands?’. The response was quite overwhelming. For such a small country Holland has a lot to offer! From a pancake cruise in Rotterdam to a petting zoo in Haarlem, and from the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to walking the mudflats at Pieterburen. Check out all these fantastic recommendations and then figure when you … Read more

Top 10 children’s museums in the Netherlands

Before I became a mother, I never knew there were so many cool children’s museums in The Netherlands. I have a huge list of kids’ museums I still want to go to with our toddler and we’ve already visited quite a few. Since we’re going to homeschool our little boy next year, museums are definitely top of mind. The top 10 list below is a combination of both museums we’ve … Read more

Tulip fields in Holland, when and where?

There’s nothing more Dutch than a tulip, right? Well, besides windmills, cheese and wooden shoes of course… Tulip season in The Netherlands lasts from the end of January til the end of April. It’s a wonderful and colorful experience to find yourself in the middle of a tulip field. It’s like being in a sea of flowers, with brightly colored tulips everywhere you look. The Dutch flower bulb fields are … Read more

A day trip to Haarlem Netherlands with kids – itinerary

Although a lot of foreigners never make it past Amsterdam, The Netherlands really have a lot to offer for such a small country. Visiting Haarlem should definitely be on your list of things to do in The Netherlands. Haarlem, only about 15 minutes away from Amsterdam by train, is a great place to spend a day during your family’s stay in Holland. Haarlem has some great petting zoos, lovely family-friendly … Read more

Children’s Book Museum – meeting our favourite book characters!

Recently we visited the Children’s Book Museum (Kinderboekenmuseum) in The Hague. I’ve wanted to go there for a long time, but I was waiting for our little world traveler to grow enough so that he could appreciate it. At 3,5 I think he was the right age for a first visit and I’m sure we’ll go there again as he gets older and learns how to read! We both love … Read more

Best kid friendly places for lunch in Haarlem

We’re having a lot of fun rediscovering our hometown Haarlem. There’s so much to do and see! The second post in this series about fun things to do in Haarlem with kids is about kid-friendly cafes. Whether you are sightseeing in Haarlem for a day or staying here longer, it’s always good to know the best places to go for a coffee or lunch with your child. If you’re coming … Read more

Sprookjeswonderland, a great day trip from Amsterdam

Recently we visited Sprookjeswonderland in Enkhuizen, located about 60 km from Amsterdam. Our toddler loved it! It’s a great alternative to the Efteling and other Dutch amusement parks, especially with young children. And it’s surprisingly affordable too. Sprookjeswonderland is not as busy or expensive as most of the other Dutch amusement parks, such as Efteling, Walibi or Julianatoren. It doesn’t have any thrilling or scary rides, there is no loud … Read more