Am­s­ter­dam

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are big enough for you to spread out your mat for a quick di­a­per change. If it’s a stinky one though, be mind­ful of other pas­sen­gers in the car­riage. Most mod­ern trains do have di­a­per­change ta­bles. The toi­lets are a lit­tle cramped, but if you’re used to chang­ing sta­tions in air­planes, it’s pretty much the same ex­pe­ri­ence. Sec­ond-class Cars 1 and 18 on the Eurostar are fam­ily-friendly and have toi­lets with baby-chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties, so plan to sit near them.

Mix Types of Ac­com­mo­da­tion

We stayed for three nights at a non­de­script fam­ily inn in Am­s­ter­dam, but on our last day, treated our­selves to this bou­tique ho­tel over­look­ing a pretty canal in funky Jor­daan, the city’s cul­tural cen­tre. Among other luxe ameni­ties, the room has a pri­vate gar­den and a large bath­tub, a wel­come re­lief for tired legs. FROM $407 a night for a Dou­ble Room. www.canal­house.nl

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De­spite its hip, de­signer ar­chi­tec­ture and fix­tures, the ho­tel’s Value Apart­ment is a great, af­ford­able choice for a fam­ily of four. Although you have to pay for Wi-Fi and there’s no air-con­di­tion­ing, there is a fan, kitch­enette and free break­fast. FROM $305++ a night for a Value Apart­ment. www.lux-eleven.com If you’re look­ing for some­thing eas­ier on your wal­let with­out com­pro­mis­ing on com­fort and safety, check out Airbnb (www.airbnb.com), a site that of­fers ac­com­mo­da­tion all over the world, on any bud­get. Pick hosts who get good reviews and whose places are close to where you want to spend your time.

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