Pint-sized Luxembourg is an extremely family-friendly destination, with short travel times, well-maintained pavements and elevators, and accessible public transport.
- Resources Family Guide is a remarkably detailed resource book for Luxembourg, suggesting around 700 activities, trips and contacts. It's published in English, French and German, and available online from Maison Moderne (www.livres.maisonmoderne.lu/familyguide).
- Sights Many attractions are free for those under 26 (or in some instances 21), which can make a big difference if you're planning to visit a number of museums. Otherwise, there are usually discounted children's tickets for those aged 12 years old or under.
- Accommodation Baby cots are available on request in many B&Bs, hotels and even some hostels, but it’s worth reserving ahead as they're often limited. Hotels don’t usually charge for toddlers, while many will provide an extra bed for children for around €15 (variable). A great idea for bigger families is to rent a self-catering gite for a week to use as a base.
- Dining Local families regularly take children to brasseries and restaurants. Many midrange restaurants and especially brasseries have a small selection of simpler dishes or smaller portions for children. A fair proportion of places across all categories have high chairs for youngsters, but it's worth calling ahead to check availability.
- Public transport Public transport is free countrywide for those aged 20 and younger.
- Car travel Children under 12 must sit in the back of a car, and children under 1.35m must travel in a child’s safety seat. Most car-rental firms have safety seats for hire if you book well ahead. Theoretically taxis should provide a seat if you book in advance.
- Baby care Baby-changing facilities are available at many museums, train stations, hotels and restaurants. Paraphernalia such as formula, bottles and nappies (diapers) is widely available.
Top Sights & Activities for Kids
Kid-friendly favourites include the following:
- Natur Musée Stuffed animals, preserved insects and life-size dinosaurs are among the displays at this Luxembourg City museum.
- Bock Casemates Adventurers can explore Luxembourg City's tunnels and fortifications.
- Outdoor Freizeit Older kids will enjoy canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the Sûre river.
- Parc d'Aventure Tree Climber Vianden Would-be Tarzans and Janes can zipline through the forest above Vianden.
- Château de Clervaux Scale models of Luxembourg castles intrigue at Clervaux' château.