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Center Parcs – a huge favourite for family holidays – first appeared in the Netherlands more than three decades ago, and Center Parcs Europe currently has several holiday parks in the country. 

Dutch cities have hotels for all budgets, B&B ‘inns’ (usually in residential areas), apartments and canal houses, and sometimes houseboats. In Den Haag, the luxury Hotel des Indes is family-friendly; in Maastricht, the Hotel Derlon has its own underground museum tracing the city’s history from the 1st century BC, plus apartments with up to 2 bedrooms as well as standard guestrooms.

Wackier options include the Controversy Tram Hotel north of Amsterdam, with reasonably priced themed bedrooms in old city trams within a farmyard, or the floating Cruise Hotel in Rotterdam, with a family package including entry to the city's zoo. If you stray into the north, the inhabited islands each have a few small hotels, lots of holiday homes and apartments, and a campsite or two; Texel and Terschelling are the best starting points.

Self-catering
Hotel
Editor's favourite
Kids club
Budget

Renaissance Amsterdam

Amsterdam
A 5-star hotel with contemporary family rooms in the heart of Amsterdam.

Center Parcs Het Heijderbos

Netherlands
A fun family holiday park in eastern Netherlands with clean and cosy self-catering accommodation and a wealth of activities for all ages.

Center Parcs De Kempervennen

Netherlands
A village in south-west Netherlands which offers an indoor ski centre, lake offering water sports, a pool where you can swim with fish and much more.

Center Parcs Het Meerdal

Netherlands
Fully-equipped self-catering cottages, on-site restaurants and shops, swimming pool, playgrounds and much more for an active family holiday in The Netherlands.

Camping Duinrell, Wassenaar

Netherlands
A lively site in the Netherlands, with a superb pool complex and its own exciting themepark.

Hoeve de Pippert Farm

Netherlands
A dairy farm in rural Netherlands, offering tents with private hot tub, outdoor shower and free roaming chickens.

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Self-catering holiday home in Utrecht Province

Netherlands
A lakefront property for 4, on a nature reserve with boat hire and cycling nearby.

Center Parcs De Eemhof

North Holland
A classic holiday park with lake watersports, an indoor waterpark and its own farm, well placed for day trips to Amsterdam.

Center Parcs Huttenheugte

North Holland
Located in rural Netherlands, with so much choice of activity and things to do to keep the whole familly busy.