Netherlands Family Vacation

Visiting the Netherlands for vacation? This is a beautiful country with many exciting tourist destinations and spots to visit for families. Here are some of the best places to visit while vacationing in the Netherlands with your family.


Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Netherlands, and for good reason. Families can enjoy a boat tour of the city’s canals, visit the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, and explore the vibrant culture of the city. Be sure to take bike ride or trolley to the Ann Frank Museum or your lunch at a café.  Amsterdam is friendly for pedestrians and the food is amazing.

Keukenhof Gardens

The Keukenhof Gardens are a must-visit destination for families who love nature and beauty. The gardens are home to millions of tulips and other flowers. If traveling with your family, there are many options to get to the gardens. Public transportation is available as well as rental car or taxis. Visitors can enjoy walking through the stunning displays and taking photos. Plan on at least two hours to take in all the walking paths and tranquil botanical settings.

The Hague

The Hague is the third-largest city in the Netherlands and is home to many exciting tourist destinations. Families can visit Mauritshuis, the “most beautiful museum in the Netherlands.” Home to Danish and Fleming artists, including Vermeer’s famous work, Girl with a Pearl Earring.” The Peace Palace houses the International Court of Justice, the governing body of the United Nations. Your family can also visit the beautiful beach of Scheveningen for more water activities and quaint villages.

Kinderdijk Windmills

The Kinderdijk Windmills are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great destination for families who want to learn about Dutch history and culture. Visitors can tour the windmills and learn about their significance in Dutch life. There are approximately 1000 classical water and windmills now open for the tourists to enjoy.


Finally, finish up in the city of Rotterdam. This vibrant city with a bustling port and many exciting attractions will keep you busy for days.  Families can visit the Euromast Tower, take a boat tour of the port, and explore the city’s modern architecture. The views are breathtaking from every point. Don’t forget to visit the Royal Delft Museum if you enjoy Dutch culture and history. The popular blue pottery has been around since the 1600’s and high tea is also available.

These are just a few of the many exciting tourist destinations and spots to visit while vacationing in the Netherlands with your family over the summer. Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or art, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful country.

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