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
• Lux Eleven in Berlin
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.