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Family-friendly places to stay in Amsterdam

Accommodation within Amsterdam is plentiful but expensive. For a splurge, we recommend the Okura a short taxi ride outside the centre, just south of the Museum District, with more peaceful surroundings than the central hotels. The only European outpost of a Japanese chain, it has various USPs, including Washlet toilets with built-in bidets and heated seats – a giggle for kids. The hotel also boasts two of the three Michelin-starred restaurants in Amsterdam, plus an award-winning family-friendly brasserie. 

You might cut costs by staying close to the city, in a holiday village/campsite – see our Netherlands destination guide for some examples. There's also Camping Vliegenbos (vliegenbos.com), 10 minutes from the centre in a large wood, handy for both Amsterdam and the very pretty Waterland and Zaan region. Tents, caravans and campervans can be accommodated but there's no advance reservation; there are also 'trekkers' cabins' for up to 4, with 2 bunk-beds and a cooking ring, which can be pre-booked.

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