Kid-Approved Dining: Unveiling the Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Eindhoven and Nearby Towns

Welcome to Eindhoven, a vibrant and culturally diverse city in the heart of the Netherlands! As an expat parent, finding family-friendly restaurants that cater to our unique needs can be a challenge. But fear not, because Nueva Expat Mama is here to guide you through the wonderful culinary landscape of Eindhoven and its surrounding areas.

In this article, we are thrilled to present a handpicked selection of friendly restaurants that go the extra mile to make family dining an enjoyable experience. Whether you're a newcomer to Eindhoven or a long-time resident, these establishments understand the importance of creating a welcoming atmosphere for expat families with kids so for our expat kids in Eindhoven.

Eindhoven is a city renowned for its innovative spirit and thriving expat community. With a multitude of international cuisines to explore, you and your little ones can embark on a gastronomic adventure without leaving the city limits. But our list doesn't just stop at Eindhoven – we've also included some hidden gems in the surrounding areas, offering you more options to discover.

New Expat Mama, which is dedicated to supporting expat families in Eindhoven, has diligently curated this compilation of family restaurants. With our first-hand experience as expat parents, we understand the challenges and needs of raising children in a foreign country. She has taken it upon herself to find restaurants that not only offer a diverse menu, but also offer amenities and services that cater to families with young people.

Whether it's a play area to keep the kids entertained, a children's menu with nutritious options, or a welcoming staff that understands the chaos that can come with family dining, these restaurants have proven their commitment to creating a memorable experience for both parents and children.

So, sit back, relax, and allow Nueva Expat Mama to be your trusted guide as we take you on a culinary journey through friendly restaurants in Eindhoven and its surroundings. Get ready to indulge in delicious cuisine, create lasting memories, and enjoy quality time with your expat kids in our beautiful city.

So here we go 3, 2, 1... 

  • ·         Brasserie Ludiek

Ludiek is a child-friendly brasserie and you can see that! They have a children's corner, coloring pages, children's dishes and a grab bag full of goodies.

And don't forget their treasure chest where the children can choose a present after their children's meal.


Brasserie Ludiek

Meent 36 (city passage)

5501 JK Veldhoven

Opening hours: Monday11.00 am till 6.00 pm

Tuesday - Thursday09.30 am till 9.00 pm

Friday09.30 am till 10.00 pm

Saturday09.30 am till 9.00 pm

Sunday12.00 pm till 9.00 pm


  • ·        Highway 51

American Diner Highway 51 has a colorful American interior. Part of the American map is painted on the floor with all known place names and the connecting highways with their typical indications. In the dinner our guests can choose from the many menus. Afterwards there is plenty of choice from the many tasty ice creams with all kinds of flavors and fruits. And don't forget the delicious milkshakes.

They have a separate corner for the children, where they can play with toys; There are also American Benches for them and a grab-and-go crane with always a price!


Lieshoutseweg 22,

5492 HR Nijnsel

Opening hours: Monday: closed

Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 21:00

Saturday: 12:00 - 20:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00


  • ·        Malpie hoeve

A special place for the whole family to enjoy on the edge of the nature reserve De Malpie, where you will be warmly welcomed according to the Brabant recipe. Sit down and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee, homemade farm ice cream or other delicacies, while the children are having fun in and around the farm.

Over time, the farm has been expanded with a large indoor and outdoor playground, where children up to 12 years old can enjoy themselves to the fullest.

Relax and enjoy all the activity and the children playing around you.


Luikerweg 134

5551 VA Valkenswaard

Opening hours: Monday10:00 -8:00 pm

TuesdayClosed, Wednesday10:00 -8:00 pm, Thursday10:00 -8:00 pm, Friday10:00 -8:00 pm, Saturday10:00 -8:00 pm, Sunday10:00 -8:00 pm


  • ·         Pavilion Genneper Parken

Genneper Parken Pavilion is a family-friendly place to play mini-golf or sit on a terrace in a beautiful garden. They have a children's menu, which includes chips, pancakes or tasty baked pizzas.

Their is recognized with one of the most beautiful terraces in the Eindhoven region by Misset Horeca Nederland, with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Throughout the year, the pavilion is open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays) and you can also enjoy a game of mini-golf or petanque. In addition, many activities are organised for young and old.

Antoon Coolenlaan 2a
5644 RX Eindhoven

Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 11am - 10pm  Sat-Sun: 10am - 10pm


·        Happy Italy

Eating out with your children? You do that at Happy Italy. Happy Italy is suitable to visit with the whole family. Pizza, Pasta & Play. At Happy Italy, children thoroughly enjoy themselves! The children can have fun with a coloring page while enjoying an ice cream or lemonade.


Catharinaplein 25

5611 DE Eindhoven

Opening hours Monday to Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


  • ·        Wasven

Het Wasven is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Do you feel like breathing fresh air and discovering the greenery?  There is a restaurant with organic products, you can take a walk in the area with the children, and this can be guided by the site staff. There is also a short circuit on the path for wheelchairs and walkers.

Depending on the season there are guided nature walks, ending with a cup of soup. There are themed tasting evenings with background information and surprising dishes.


Celebeslaan 30

5641 AG Eindhoven

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

See agenda for different opening hours during events.


  • ·         Anne&Max

Anne&Max is a lounge in the city where you can feel at home at any time of the day. You can disappear into the sun loungers with a good book or that day's newspaper. At the reading table there is room to play a game with the children or with the family, the children have a play corner. The garden lounge is an oasis of peace. At the tables by the window you can people-watch and on the benches you can chat over a cup of coffee. The music responds to the time of day, the colours give a feeling of warmth. In short, it's the authentic Anne&Max experience and the best in Family.


Kleine Berg 79-81

5611 JT Eindhoven

Opening hours: Mon 08:00 - 18:00 Tue 08:00 - 18:00 Wed 08:00 - 18:00 Do 08:00 - 18:00 Fri 08:00 - 18:00

Sat 08:00 - 18:00


  • ·        Jungle Cafe

This is a cosy café bar where you can enjoy tasty dishes and exotic vibes with the kids. Jungle Café is all about quality. From a cup of coffee, breakfast and lunch, made with organic ingredients and tropical flavours that will surprise you. The cafe has books for children to read and children can play in the tree house.


Edisonstraat 21

5621 HJ Eindhoven

Opening hours:  (temporary) Friday 09:00 - 16:00,Saturday 09:00 - 16:00,Sunday 09:00 - 16:00


  • ·        D'n Kleine Dommel

The family restaurant D'n Kleine Dommel, located on the Collseweg in Nuenen, is a perfect place to enjoy with the family.

What started as a cosy pancake restaurant in a nice characteristic building has quickly become the second living room for many regulars from Nuenen, Geldrop, Eindhoven and Helmond, and the philosophy 'Eat, drink and play' is still the common thread. This translates into an informal atmosphere where everyone feels at home.

The restaurant has a playroom for children, as well as an outdoor play area with a giant bouncy castle and sand for the little ones.


Collseweg 47a

5674 TR Nuenen.

Opening hours: Wednesday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM,Sunday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM


  • ·        Restaurant NU

Want to have a relaxing meal with children? It's possible at NU! With a large Jungle Room and an extensive children's menu, parents can dine quietly while the children celebrate their own party. When the weather is nice you can see them cycling, playing football, sliding, and jumping on a trampoline from the terrace in our enclosed garden. If you prefer to have them at the table, you can of course also color them. Eating out with children is a joy for everyone!


Markt 21, Eersel

Opening hours: Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00, Thursday 12:00 - 22:00, Friday 12:00 - 22:00

Saturday 12:00 - 22:00, Sunday 12:00 - 22:00


  • ·        De Brabantes Kluis

They are a child-friendly restaurant with a play area in Brabant. There is a real play tractor on the terrace. The children can enjoy walking around the farm among the cows and calves. They also explain interesting facts about the cows on information boards.

In their indoor play corner, they have a small kitchen and a block train, which the children can play with. Would you rather go outside? Then walk up the first part of the Piglet Route, where after the sister garden you will come across a large sand mountain with slides, where the children can slide and get a breath of fresh air.


Kloosterdreef 8

5735 SJ Aarle-Rixtel

Opening hours: Mon - Fri from 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM (kitchen from 12:00 PM) Sat - Sun from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (kitchen from 11:30 AM)


  • ·        Het Brabants Genot

This is a friendly child restaurant. Het Brabants Genot is a special and authentic restaurant in an old farm in Waalre. A unique location with a beautiful appearance and excellent accessibility. The chefs at Brabants Genot are inspired by the seasons and enjoy preparing beautiful (regional) products with pure flavors.

Outside, the children can have fun on the football field with two climbing frames, slides and climbing trees. There is also a petting zoo. Inside, the children can do plenty of puzzles, play with building blocks and an iPad.


Heikantstraat 23

5581VB Waalre

Opening hours: Wednesday: 11am-10pm Thursday: 11am-10pm Friday: 11am-10pm

Saturday: 10am-10pm Sunday: 10am-10pm


  • ·        Brasserie 't Boshuys

At 't Boshuys in Best you are in the middle of nature. A beautiful location surrounded by the forests of the Sonse Heide nature reserve provides a unique and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or drinks in the brasserie or on our large, partly covered, yet sun-drenched terrace while the children play to their heart's content in the large playground.


Sonseweg 39 5681 BH Best

Opening hours: Monday 10am – 5pm, Tuesday:10am – 9pm,Wednesday:10am – 9pm Thursday:10am – 9pm,Friday:10am – 9pm,Saturday:10am – 9pm, Sunday:10am – 9pm


  • ·        Café dekers

This is a friendly child restaurant. It has a fun play area for children on large blocks, play area and a comfortable sofa with cushions and television to watch children's movies.


Zandoerleseweg 4
5507 NJ Veldhoven

Opening hours: Tuesday: from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM,Wednesday: from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Thursday: from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM,Friday: from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Saturday: from 11:00 am to 12:00 am

Sunday: from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm


  • ·         De heihorsten

Natuurpoort Vennenhorst is located on the Provincialeweg in Someren-Heeze (address: Bosrandweg 6 Someren) and, together with Boscafé De Soete Inval, is a popular stopping place for visitors to the area. The location with ample parking facilities, various terraces, a playground, various information facilities and sufficiently ambitious plans for visitors make this place the ideal entrance to De Heihorsten - Someren nature park.

Going on an adventure in the woods, romping with the dog, fishing, cycling, walking, picnicking, enjoying a Burgundian meal, enjoying a drink on a terrace, golfing, mountain biking, horse riding, playing and spotting sheep, Scottish Highlanders or birds, all within a stone's throw of each other in one area where forests, heaths and fens alternate.


Bosrandweg 6

5712 GX, Someren


  • ·         Bij de neut

This is a restaurant with a play area for the little ones. There is a microwave on the inner terrace to heat up your baby food. Various Tripp Trapps and seat reducers, which you can find at the slide at the back of their store.Bibs near the microwave on their  indoor terrace.The forgotten diaper for your little one. You can ask one of their employees about this. It is possible to change your baby in both the men's and women's toilets. If an accident has happened, ask their staff to borrow pants for your child.


Dorpstraat 8

5563BD, Westerhoven

Opening hours: Monday 10am - 9pm,Tuesday 10am - 9pm,Wednesday 10am - 9pm Thursday 10am -9pm, Friday 10am - 9pm,Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sunday 10am - 9pm


  • ·        Philips fruittuin

Eating pancakes with a beautiful view over the orchard? That is only possible at De Proeftuin! They are close to the city and yet surrounded by greenery. A place to relax and enjoy pure, home-made and delicious dishes. They have a nice playground for the kids.


Oirschotsedijk 14a,

5651 GC Eindhoven

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday:         10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (kitchen open until 5:00 PM) Friday Saturday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sunday:11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


  • ·        Speellandschap De Heiberg

If the children have fun, the (grand)parents will enjoy themselves too! And that is exactly the intention of Playscape De Heiberg.

On the spacious terrace you can enjoy a drink together from our extensive range of drinks and a variety of delicious dishes for young and old.


Heerseweg 49,

5504 Veldhoven

Opening hours: Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • ·        Derodelelie

At forest café De Rode Lelie you can enjoy nature, peace and space together with friends, family, children and colleagues. The lack of paved roads, traffic lights and cars makes you feel like you are outside civilization.

Oisterwijk is known for its natural environment. In the vicinity of De Rode Lelie you will find various walking routes that lead you along the most beautiful places in Oisterwijk.


Adervendreef 4a, but you can also enter via Gemullehoekenweg 147.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM,Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


  • ·        The Library Café

The cafe in the library of Eindhoven is a good environment to enjoy with the family surrounded by books and areas with activities for children.


Emmasingel 22 

5611AZ Eindhoven

Opening hours: Monday12:00 - 17:00Tuesday10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday10:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday10:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Every first Friday of the month we are open until 10:00 PM. 'Pilot Friday evening opening'.)Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PMSunday1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (From September to April.)


  • ·        De Kaasboerin

After the building was rebuilt, Jan and Rik got to work on it. Through friendly service, excellent cuisine, the organization of afternoon shows, company and family parties, the development of a safe, modern playground and countless other activities, they have gradually managed to regain the trust of customers.

Since then, countless groups, associations, families, schools and companies have visited us. Just like in the 1970s, De Kaasboerin is again a pleasant place, where young and old can spend many pleasant hours.


Eerselseweg 99
2400 Mol-Postel

Opening hours: From the beginning of April to the end of September they are open every day from 10:00 am, except on Friday, our weekly closing day.

* From October to March they are only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am. Our business is also open from 10:00 am on weekdays when an event is planned.


I hope you find these recommendations useful, See you soon.
Always remember to be brave and kind :)

With Love,
Nueva Expat Mama



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