Hotel Pulitzer, a Luxury Collection Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Hotel Pulitzer is one of Amsterdam's top hotels -- and one of its top hotels for kids. Covenient Family Rooms come with a double bed and two single beds, and children under 12 eat free in the restaurant. (A dedicated children's menu is offered.) Cribs area also available upon request. All rooms are unique with warm design touches such as exposed brick walls and wood floors. Most rooms are flooded with natural light, and some have canal views; those that don't overlook the hotel's garden. One drawback is a pesky fee for Wi-Fi in rooms, but it's free in the lobby and the small business center. Besides having a location in one of the most picturesque areas of Amsterdam, the hotel is also within easy walking distance of popular sights such as Dam Square, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Red Light District.
Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Sofitel is an upscale property in the heart of the Old Center, and can provide parents of infants with baby toiletries, cribs, and infant-size towels. Rollaway beds are also available upon request, and babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge. The building has a rich history; it has been both a 15th century convent and a city hall. The 177 rooms are contemporary and homey (though some are on the small side) and feature Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, and wonderful beds. Bathrooms are sleek, and most have walk-in showers. Hotel features include a high-end spa with indoor heated pool, a modern fitness center, and Bridges Restaurant. Room service is on offer 24 hours a day.
The Dylan Amsterdam Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Dylan Amsterdam can accommodate two adults and one child in many of its room types; an extra bed can be added to the Double Rooms, Superior Rooms, and Luxury Suites. In addition, connecting Superior Rooms can be booked, and cribs are available upon request. The Dylan is a stylish, upscale boutique centrally located in the Canal Ring. All rooms have high-end amenities including Bose sound systems, stocked minibars, and Zenology toiletries. A cozy lounge, two bars, and a lovely courtyard with heat lamps are all draws, but the real highlight here is the Michelin-star Vinkeles restaurant, which serves contemporary French cuisine in an exclusive space with just a handful of tables.
The Toren Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Though the Toren has romantic style, it does offer several rooms that can accommodate an extra bed, including some of the Double and Deluxe Rooms. Baby cots and babysitting services are also available. Though each room is unique, they are decorated with the same sophisticated Toren touch combining rich hues, chandeliers, and ceiling paintings. There is a cozy bar on-site, and the hotel is affiliated with Christophe -- an acclaimed restaurant around the corner that delivers directly to guest rooms.
Ambassade Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Ambassade Hotel offers Triple Rooms for families of three, and cribs are available upon request. Babysitting services can also be arranged. The 58-room hotel is tasteful and tidy, made up in classic Louis XV/XVI decor, though no area is the same in layout or appearance. Amenities include a Koan Float (which involves floating in saltwater in a stimuli-free capsule) and massage facilities. The breakfast room is classy with modern artwork, and the lovely tables are topped with bright yellow calla lilies. Guests have access to a cozy library and computer room.
The Convent Hotel Amsterdam Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Convent Hotel offers Triple Rooms with three twin beds, which are convenient for families. Cribs are also available upon request, as are extra beds for children (depending on room type). Guest rooms are clean, though a bit outdated in decor, and have modern touches such as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minibars, and free Wi-Fi; beds come with soft pillow-top mattresses. The location is convenient, within walking distance of attractions such as Dam Square and the Anne Frank House.