Awards - Business FAQs

Members of our community were invited to nominate the businesses, services, events and activities that their families love in the city (and surrounding regions). From those nominations, we invite people to vote for their favourites. The business with the most votes in each category will be the 2018 winner.
Absolutely none. The awards are completely FREE for all nominated businesses to participate in. This is our way of giving back to the city by sharing what our community loves. There are no costs at all for businesses in the awards.
Voting is open to the general public.
On the official voting form on the Amsterdam Mamas website. Online voting will open on tdb. Only one nomination form per email address will be accepted (and yes, we will be monitoring this!)
  • Best Baby Group or Class
  • Best Toddler Group or Class
  • Best Class or Group for Younger Childen
  • Best Class or Group for Older Children
  • Best Swim School
  • Best Language School
  • Best Child Friendly Restaurant
  • Best Museum for Families
  • Best Event in Amsterdam for Families
  • Best Day Out (indoors) for Families
  • Best Day Out (outdoors) for Families
  • Best Children's Shop
  • Best Children's Hairdresser
  • Best Children's Party Services Provider
  • Best Family Photographer
  • Best Parent Fitness Class
  • Best Parent Hairdresser
  • Best Spa/Relaxation for Parents
Partner Businesses will have their own category at the voting stage. You can nominate Partner businesses in the relevant categories during the nominations stage or vote for your favourite Partner Card business during the voting stage.
No. All nominations and votes are confidential.
No problem, just let us know by e-mail that you do not want to proceed in the awards and we will remove you from the voting form.
Send us an e-mail and we will remove you from that category.
The winners are selected by the voters. A winner will be the nominee in each category who receive the most votes by close of voting, and will be announced on the website after the tdb
Other than the warm fuzzy glow that they have been nominated and voted for by parents who use, value and love what you do, all winners will be featured in the Amsterdam Mamas Recommend section of our website. All participating businesses will receive a window sticker, certificate and option to use the Amsterdam Mamas official logo on their electronic communications. A recommendation from the Amsterdam Mamas community is already seen as a hallmark for family-friendly businesses in Amsterdam. Winners of the Awards will now be able to visibly demonstrate the community's trust in them and it makes it much easier for the community to discover new, trusted businesses.
The winners will be listed on a dedicated page on the Amsterdam Mamas website once the voting process has closed. We will update this page with the link once they have been announced. To be the first to know, please make sure that you are signed up for the Amsterdam Mamas Newsletters. If you are not already registered you can register by filling in your details at the bottom of this page.
Tell everyone you've been nominated. Everyone! And ask them to vote for you when voting opens.
Yes! Absolutely. Please click on the image below and download it to your computer then you can use it on the web to gather more attention and votes.



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