Family holiday in the Netherlands

13 April 2021

A family holiday: this sometimes calls for a lot of preparation. But once everyone is settled in, unforgettable experiences happen in no time. We want to show you that our hostels are the perfect base for every member of the family. Calm, space and fun: this is the kind of family holiday that you need in the Netherlands!

Packed with fun-to-do stuff!

Kids in front of the hostel on Terschelling

Backpacks full of new experiences, that's what this holiday is all about. Rest and relaxation are allowed of course, but being bored? No way! We pull out all the stops to make your holiday as fun as possible. Did you know that we even have real family hostels? These hostels are super-child friendly with plenty of space in and around the hostel. You'll always find board games inside too. Or just ask our staff. They are always full of ideas!

Check out our family hostels

Discover the wild nature

A seal at Ecomare on Texel

You'll find our hostels in the most beautiful locations in the Netherlands: for example in the middle of the forest or right next to the beach. Go exploring with a Stayokay bike or rent a canoe! Get up early with the kids and let them come face-to-face with the beavers of the Biesbosch forest. Wander through the unspoilt Kennemer dunes and everyone's heart will beat faster when they spot a Scottish Highlander in the distance. Or see the amazement in their eyes when they spot seals at Ecomare. Nobody can take that moment away from them! 

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A roadtrip through The Netherlands

Instead of having a holiday in just one location, you can now opt for a road trip adventure! Choose your favourite hostel locations and create your own road trip.

We understand: the choice is yours! That is why we have come up with four road trip tips for you. For instance, choose an adventure in nature at the Veluwe, a trip along the Dutch coast, a hip city trip or stay in one of our unique castles. Beach, nature, city: we've got it all! Time to discover these special destinations.

Plan your roadtrip

Extraordinary overnight stays

Train room for families in Utrecht

Staying in a new place is fun, but it can also sometimes cause a little tension. The question of whether the kids will sleep alright might upset you a little, so you yourself might end up lying awake at night. At Stayokay, these concerns are a thing of the past. That's because many of our hostels have family rooms. This means that you can sleep with your family in one room. And that's anything but cramped together. These rooms always have two low beds and one or two bunk beds. Super fun for the kids to crawl into bed with their parents the next morning.

We have a range of options to make your stay extra special. At Stayokay Utrecht Centrum, for example, you can stay in the Railway Room or the Miffy Room, and at Stayokay Rotterdam you can stay the night in a Marine Room where the most beautiful dreams come to life.

Check out all our room types

With your family in a nature house

Tiny house for a family holiday

Would you like to take your family holiday to the next level? Then this Wikkelhouse is for you! In Stayokay Apeldoorn, Gorssel, and Dordrecht, you'll find these sustainable houses made of recyclable cardboard in the middle of nature. These houses have a double bed and a bunk bed, a bathroom and a living room with a kitchenette. Wake up in the full glory of the morning with your feet in the grass.

More about the Wikkelhouse

Open to everyone!

Relaxing at the bar on Texel

Nobody has to tiptoe around our hostels. That's one less thing to worry about! Everyone is welcome and there is a nice low-key atmosphere. This is partly because our guests are always nicely mixed (and in good spirits). The kids can play with other little adventurers and maybe you'll have a chat with that international traveller at the bar.

Always a family discount?

Did you know that we offer the Stayokay Card especially for members? This card will make your family holiday in the Netherlands even more affordable and you can take advantage of substantial discounts.

Check out the Stayokay Card