Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk with kids

van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk with kids: family hotel!

Last weekend we took another city trip to the city of Rotterdam. We have been to this family-friendly city many times and we already wrote the blog Rotterdam with kids, in which we listed all the children’s activities in the city. When we were looking for a suitable hotel to spend the night, we came across the van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk online and since we are fans of van der Valk hotels, the choice was quickly made! Following our overnight stay at this family-friendly hotel, we are writing this review of the hotel.

van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids

The hotel

The hotel is ideally located in this regard. The hotel is located just outside the city of Rotterdam, so in less than 15 minutes by car you are right in the center of Rotterdam, and around the hotel are several nature reserves. Because the hotel is not in the middle of the center, it is very easy to reach by car and we park the car (for free!) in front of the hotel.

Walking into the hotel reception, we immediately recognize the beautiful and modern decor that almost all van der Valk hotels have. We make a reservation at the hotel right away for the hotel’s restaurant, so we can be sure to have a nice dinner at the restaurant that night as well.

At the hotel it is possible to rent bicycles to explore the area around the hotel.

van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids

The room

The van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk has different types of rooms, where you can stay overnight and we had booked the Executive Suite. This was really a beautiful and spacious room, where an extra bed had been added to the room for our daughter. This room is a whopping 65m2 and has a living room, a bedroom and a very spacious bathroom.

We really found this bathroom absolutely fantastic with a huge whirlpool tub, where you could easily sit with several people. So of course we did this frequently during our stay at this hotel. Also, this bathroom has another very luxurious steam shower. This bathroom alone is a reason to book this room if you are taking a family city trip to, say, Rotterdam.

van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids

In addition, we slept in a spacious double bed and the room was otherwise fully equipped. Thus, there is a refrigerator in the room, the room has air conditioning and a functioning WIFI connection. In addition, kids aged 3 to 9 receive a kids’ box in their room with special care products for children. Our daughter always loves things like that.

For an overview of the different rooms, take a look here.

van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids

Food and drink in hotel

The hotel has a restaurant where we also had a delicious dinner in the evening. There are plenty of choices at the restaurant for both adults and kids. It is also a very nice restaurant we found, which when we were there was also well frequented by families not staying at the hotel but from the neighborhood.

They have a really fun menu for kids at this restaurant called the World Eaters menu. All the dishes on the menu are based on five different countries, and the booklet the kids receive contains lots of fun assignments, games and coloring pages that will keep them entertained for quite a while. We had a delicious 3 course meal here with our daughter.

In the morning we also took advantage of the hotel’s breakfast and this was also super good. Lots of choices and everything fresh. There are people in the kitchen on the spot making various egg dishes, pancakes and other hot things for the guests and for the rest, at this huge buffet you have a huge choice of sandwiches, toppings, sweets, fruits, nuts, yogurt, juices and then we forget at least half.

In terms of food and drink, you are definitely in the right place at the hotel. Now if you are not a big eater, it is also possible to get some at the Dunkin’ Barista Café. At this regular donut bar, you can visit from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the entire assortment of Dunkin’ donuts, drinks and coffee.

van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids

Conclusion

We had a wonderful overnight stay at the van der Valk Hotel in Ridderkerk. The hotel is in a nice location just outside Rotterdam and you can park your car in front of the door for free. The hotel has several beautiful and spacious rooms where you can relax and especially the bathroom with spacious whirlpool bath we found really fantastic. In addition, you can visit the hotel for all three meals in a day. For more information on the different rooms, prices and restaurants, take a look at the van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk website.

This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.

This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.

van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
van der Valk Ridderkerk with kids
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