Amsterdam is a historic city, capital of the Netherlands and one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. Everyone has their own reasons for visiting Amsterdam, whether it is to see the famous canals, to visit the Van Gogh Museum, to pay their respects at the house of Anne Frank, or to partake of the notorious cannabis coffee shops. If you're planning on taking the family to visit Amsterdam, you'll be looking more at the canals than at the coffee shops. Even so, you'll still need to relax, which isn't easy with the high cost of hotel accommodation in the historic city. With the most common alternative to the expensive city centre hotels being campsites around the outside of the city, surely there must be a family friendly but comfortable way of visiting Amsterdam without breaking the bank? This is where reasonably priced rental apartments can come to your aid.
There is a huge selection of family friendly rental accommodation in Amsterdam, right in the centre in Centrum or Amsterdam-Noord, and also further afield. You will save significantly on the cost of your accommodation, without having to stay too close to Amsterdam's notorious red light district! With a rented apartment, you'll have more flexibility to bring things like bicycles (assuming you took Eurostar or drove to Amsterdam), perfect for the flat parks and streets of the Dutch capital.
In addition to the big hitters in Amsterdam of the Van Gogh Museum, red light district, coffee shops, Anne Frank's house and the canals, there is a lot to excite younger tourists, from the Artic Zoo to the NEMO science museum. In spite of Amsterdam's intense urbanisation, there are also huge parks for young people to let off steam, such as Amstel Park, and cycling is incredibly popular in the city. You'll find that many of the Dutch people you come across will speak excellent English and are incredibly friendly and helpful, and this welcoming atmosphere also helps to make Amsterdam one of the most family friendly of European destinations. Rent your own Amsterdam address for a few days or a week and you will soon feel like one of the locals.