In this blog Family-friendly hotel Terschelling, we are going to show the different options you have as parents with kids to stay on the island of Terschelling. Unlike most other Wadden Islands, the island of Terschelling has quite a few accommodations where you can stay with a family of four. We first list five different family hotels in Terschelling and then also provide three options other than a family hotel in Terschelling that you have. In short, plenty of choice to spend the night on this beautiful Wadden Island.
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1. Hotel Nap
The first hotel in our list of family-friendly hotels on Terschelling is Hotel Nap. This hotel is located in the largest town on the island of West Terschelling. You can walk to the hotel from the ferry and from the hotel you can walk into the village with its various catering establishments. As a result, you have everything at hand at this hotel.
The hotel offers family rooms that are 50m2 in size and can accommodate families of six. In this, you have a kind of apartment with your own bathroom and kitchen. So it is also perfectly possible to prepare something yourself in the room. In fact, you also have a sitting area and a dining area with the room.
The hotel also has a restaurant, where you can go for a snack and a drink, and it is also possible to have a drink on the terrace in front of the hotel. In the hotel you have a closet with games, where you can play a game with the kids, but of course you can also bring that from home and play in your own room. You have the space for that.
Hotel Nap review
This family hotel on Terschelling is rated 8.1 out of more than 1240 guest reviews. Families with kids rate the hotel even higher with a 9.5 overall score. More than 230 families with kids have rated the hotel, so this high score does say something about the hotel. Based on reviews from families with kids, we list some of the positives and negatives of the hotel.
Positives Hotel Nap: Most families with kids named the hotel’s location as a positive point. The hotel’s friendly staff, extensive breakfast and restaurant are also often mentioned by families with kids as positive points.
Negative points Hotel Nap: few negative points are mentioned several times by families with kids, but some families with kids indicated that the rooms were a bit noisy.
2. Paal 8 Hotel by the Sea
The second hotel in our list of family-friendly hotels on Terschelling is Paal 8 Hotel aan Zee and this hotel is located in the northwestern part of the island of Terschelling. The hotel is located amidst the dunes and you can walk from the hotel to the widest beach on the island. This is a hotel whose location makes it very suitable for families with kids who like peace and quiet.
The hotel has family rooms that are huge and the smallest room is already over 100m2. This gives you a very spacious apartment with all the trimmings. This family room in Terschelling has two bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom with a bathtub and also a balcony, where you have a beautiful view of the island.
Which also makes the hotel very suitable for kids, as it has an indoor pool, which has a number of sunbeds. This allows you to have a nice swim and read a book on the beds. The hotel also has a sauna and a solarium. In addition, the hotel has a restaurant, where you can visit three times a day for snacks and drinks.
Paal 8 Hotel aan Zee review
This family hotel on Terschelling receives an 8.6 as an overall rating from over 1390 reviews. Families with kids even rate the hotel with a 9.7 overall score. That, of course, is an extremely high score. More than 290 families with kids have rated the hotel.
Positives Paal 8 Hotel aan Zee: Almost all families with kids report that the hotel’s beds sleep insanely well. The breakfast, friendly staff, beautiful view of the dunes and spacious rooms are also often mentioned as positive points.
Negative points Paal 8 Hotel aan Zee: almost no negative points of the hotel are mentioned, but a number of families with kids indicate that the staff could be more friendly. This is notable though, since plenty of positive reviews actually state that the staff was so friendly.
3. WestCord Hotel Schylge
The third hotel in our list of family-friendly hotels on Terschelling is the Westcord Hotel Schylge and this hotel is located in West Terschelling. You can easily walk from the hotel to the various catering establishments. This hotel is also very family-friendly due to the hotel’s indoor pool and bowling alley, where you can go bowling with the family. The hotel also has a sauna and Turkish bath, where you can relax at the end of the day.
The hotel rents studios that are 40m2 in size. These studios have two separate bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom with both a tub and a shower, a kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the water. Do not expect too much from the kitchenette and do not assume that you can stand here and cook extensively.
This family hotel on Terschelling has both a restaurant and a bar, where you can go for a snack and a drink. You can park your car for free at the hotel, but of course the question is whether to take your car on the island. Most of the Wadden Islands are easy to explore by bicycle. However, it can also be a financial consideration if the cost of parking the car is higher than the cost of taking the car on the ferry.
WestCord Hotel Schylge review
The hotel receives an 8.4 overall rating from more than 1,950 reviews. Families with kids rate the hotel a 9.2 overall. More than 300 families with kids have rated the hotel.
Positive points Westcord Hotel Schylge: the positive points of the hotel that have often been mentioned is the breakfast which is extensive, the location of the hotel which is within walking distance of the ferry, the breakfast room which has a view of the mud flats and the staff which is very friendly.
Negative points Westcord Hotel Schylge: some families found it very hot in the rooms because the rooms have no air conditioning.
4. WestCord ApartHotel Boschrijck
The Westcord hotel has a second hotel on Terschelling and that is the Westcord Aparthotel Boschrijck. A few minutes’ walk from the Wescord Hotel Schylge, this hotel is located just outside the center of West Terschelling. There is also plenty to do at this hotel for families with kids.
For example, there is quite a large indoor pool at the hotel with a large slide. The hotel also has a hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and a solarium. There is also a gym and you can play tennis at this family hotel on Terschelling. There is also an area in the hotel, where kids can play.
The hotel rents several apartments in different sizes for families of up to six people. This also makes this hotel ideal for somewhat larger families. These apartments have several bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a private kitchen, where you can cook.
WestCord ApartHotel Boschrijck review
This family hotel on Terschelling receives an 8.3 as an overall rating from over 1,250 guest reviews. Families with kids rate the hotel an 8.8 overall. More than 620 families with kids have rated the hotel.
Positive points Westcord Aparthotel Boschrijck: the spacious rooms and the beautiful quiet wooded area are often mentioned as positive points of this hotel by families with kids. The friendly staff, pool and breakfast are also frequently mentioned by families.
Negative points Westcord Aparthotel Boschrijck: There are few negative points mentioned of the hotel. A number of families with kids did report that they did find it very hot in the rooms during the hot summer months.
5. Stayokay Hostel Terschelling
The fifth accommodation in our list of family-friendly hotels on Terschelling is not a hotel, but a hostel. It is by far the most economical option of the list of accommodations we have listed here. This hostel is also located in the center of the town of West Terschelling, and from the hostel you can walk straight into the village.
We always like the loose atmosphere of a hostel and have already slept in hostels in several cities in the Netherlands. The hostel has several family rooms for four to six people. One drawback, however, is that you all sleep in bunk beds in these rooms, which may not be ideal for some family members.
Outside by the hostel are a few more pieces of playground equipment, including a slide, giving kids room to play. The hostel has both a bar and a restaurant where you can go for a snack and a drink. Of course, you can also have great food and drink in the center of the village.
Stayokay Hostel Terschelling review
This hostel on Terschelling is rated 8.4 overall from over 730 reviews. Families with kids give a whopping 9.6 as an overall score. But over 320 families with kids have rated the hostel so that high rating is certainly reliable.
Positives Stayokay Hostel Terschelling: almost all families indicate that they find the relaxed atmosphere a positive point. In addition, the staff, breakfast and location are also mentioned by many families with kids as positive points of the hotel.
Negative points Stayokay Hostel Terschelling: obviously (partly because of the high rating), few negative points mentioned multiple times. Some families report that the rooms are a bit cramped and that there are not many ventilation options.
Vacation park Terschelling
In addition to these five family-friendly hotels on Terschelling, you also have three other options where you can sleep with families on Terschelling. We list these three different options below.
Farm de Zeekraal: A whole different way how to experience the island of Terschelling is at this farm. The idea here is to experience the ultimate outdoor experience, and you and your family will sleep in a tent near the farm. These tents can accommodate families of six. This farm is located in the middle of the island in the middle of nature.
Landal Beach Apartments West-Terschelling: the well-known organization Landal rents apartments to families with kids in two different places. These apartments are suitable for families of four to six people and so you have luxury and less luxurious apartments. At the apartments of Landal Strandappartementen there is a playground for the kids and of course the apartments are in the middle of the village of West-Terschelling. For more information about these apartments, take a look here.
Landal Beach Apartments Cape West: Landal has another area where they rent out several apartments and this is near port where the ferries arrive on the island. These apartments are suitable for families of up to six people, and again they have both very luxurious apartments with a sauna, and somewhat less luxurious apartments. For more information on these beach apartments, take a look here.
Hotel Terschelling with swimming pool
Looking for a hotel in Terschelling with swimming pool, three hotels from our list have swimming pools. These are Paal 8 Hotel aan Zee, Westcord Hotel Schylge and Westcord Aparthotel Boschrijck. The latter hotel has the largest indoor pool of these three hotels. Especially with kids, it is nice to be able to go for a swim during your vacation at Terschelling. Some of these hotels also include a sauna and Turkish bath.
Of course, it is also possible to book a hotel without a pool and then go swimming at pool de Dôbe which is located in West Terschelling. This is a large pool, where kids really have room to play. You pay a few euros entrance fee per person here.
Family Hotel Terschelling
If you are looking for a family hotel in Terschelling, we have given five nice options in this blog. We also listed the three other options suitable for families with kids. We briefly list them below the different accommodations. Click on the blue link for more information.
Family Hotel Terschelling:
- Hotel Nap
- Paal 8 Hotel by the Sea
- Westcord Hotel Schylge
- Westcord Aparthotel Boschrijck
- Stayokay Hostel Terschelling
Vacation Park Terschelling: