Most Kid-Friendly Destinations in Europe

by Benjamin Kerns

Mar 5, 2019

Amsterdam © Jennifer Barrow | Dreamstime

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If you can’t imagine exploring the world without the kiddos in tow, these European cities have something to offer for every family. From stunning, whimsical architecture to beautiful parks and museums, they’re easily the most kid-friendly cities on the continent.



The stunning whimsy of Barcelona creates a picturesque city sure to inspire your child’s imagination. The architecture of Gaudí is straight out of a fairytale, creating an old world feel with tons of history and culture. It’s essentially one giant-sized playground.



Rome holds some of the world’s greatest and most unique architecture, from the expansive Coliseum to the towering columns of the Pantheon, there’s plenty to leave your children staring in awe. The city is also home to some of the most poignant moments in human history and contains priceless works of art. It also doesn’t hurt there’s gelato on nearly every corner.



The city is most famous for its red light district, but don’t let that deter you from bringing the kids. Amsterdam boasts a family-friendly atmosphere everywhere else in the city, with a bevvy of beautiful waterways and bike paths to explore. Spend the day boating around the city or stop in to the NEMO Science Museum to experience hands-on exhibits.



For children, what’s not to love about the country that gave them Harry Potter? England’s capital city offers plenty to do for families, from a trip to Buckingham Palace or exploring the art at the National Gallery. The lack of language barrier is a great way to help get kids used to traveling if they’re first-timers.



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