The Mamas Recommend: Summer Camps 2018

April 17, 2017 By Ana Rial and the Editorial Team 0 Comments

Summer is great, but with 6 weeks – or more – of school holidays, you might wonder how to fill the time. Never fear because Amsterdam Mamas has made your planning easy with our members' recommendations for summer camps and classes in and around Amsterdam. We have divided our recommendations into categories – there's something for everyone, from Frisbee to Lego camp!


My Little Van Gogh in association with Toddler Sense and Mini Professors

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-7

Dates: First Round: July 23-27; Second Round: July 30-August 3; Third Round: August 27-31

Note: Full day and half-day options available. Activities include art, music, gym, dance, experiments and more.

Cost: €300/full week


Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 6-11

Dates: April 30-May 4 from 9:00-17:00

Cost: €310

* Only 20 places available

ARCHITECTURE and ART: ArchiKids Camp by Amsterdam Space and Sound Club

Location: Amsterdam Center/West

Ages: 5-10

Cost: €270/week; with sibling €240/week


Griffioenoutdoor BMX Zomerwekend

Location: Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Ages: 8-16

Dates: 4-day camps July 23-26, July 30-August 2, August 20-23, August 27-30

Cost: €155 


New Tech Kids

Location: Amsterdam Centrum (Jordaan)

Many program options; check website for details



Location: Wilhelminanoord (Drenthe)

Ages: 10-18

Dates: August 6-10, August 13-17

Cost: €429 (one installment) or €449 (2, 4, or 6 installments) 

Note: Minimum one year dance experience required. Evening program also available.


Engels voor Bengels 

Location: Multiple locations throughout the Netherlands

Ages: Programs for ages 4-11 and 11-17

Dates: Weekly in July

Cost: €280/5 day camp for beginners; €745/6 day teen camp; €1650/13 day teen camp


Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Location: Amsterdam Centrum

Ages: 9-13

Dates: July 9-13, July 16-20

Cost: €475/week


AFC Football Camp

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 6-13

Dates: August 20-24

Cost: €235 

Ajax Football Camp  

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost

Ages: 6-16 (birth year 2002-2012)

Dates: July 16-20, July 17-21, July 23-27, July 30-August 3

Note: July weeks are full, waiting list available

Cost: €389 

Club Voetbaldagen

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost (other locations in the Netherlands available)

Ages: 6-13

Dates: 3-day camps in Amsterdam July 23-25, August 27-29

Cost: €105 


Location: Amstelveen

Ages 3-9 years: July 23-26 and August 27-30 (09:00-12:30)

Ages 3-4,5 years: €99

Ages 4, 5-9 years: €229 



Location: Doesburg

Ages: 10-14

Dates: August 14-September 2



Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 27-31

Cost: €55/day or €250/week, including juices, snacks, and lunch


Location: Amsterdam Noord

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 23-August 31. Specific dates to be announced after May holidays

Cost: varies according to activity

Little Star Fitness 

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10

Cost: €250/week or €50/day (full week); €55/day (daily)

The Little Gym

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-8

Dates: Weekly from July 23-September 1

Cost: unknown


Location: Beekbergen

Ages: various camps between 6-18 years

Dates: Weekly from July 9-August 24

Cost: from €85 up to €170 for members and from €102 up to €204 for non members


Summer Camps Holland

Dates/ages: Many options available, see website for details


Location: Amsterdam West

Ages: 8-10 and 11-13

Dates: Weekly from July 23-August 31

Cost: per child: €150 for 2 days; €217.50 for 3 days; €280 for 4 days; €325 for 5 days 

Vinea Vacation Camps

Dates/ages: Many options available, see website for details



Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 3-12 years

Dates: July 23-August 31 

Cost: €99-€229 


De Hollandsche Manege  

Location: Amsterdam Oud-West

Ages: 5+

Dates: July 23-27, August 30-3, August 20-24, August 27-31

Cost: €300 

Nieuw Amstelland 

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: Not specified

Dates: Weekly from July 23-August 31

Note: Weeks 1, 3, and 6 for beginners; Week 2 for intermediate; Week 4 for slightly to moderately experienced; Week 5 for moderately-experienced riders

Cost: €230 

Pony Camp

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost

Ages: 6-14

Dates: July 23-27, July 30-August 4, August 13-17 (supercamp), August 20-24, August 27-31

Cost: €175 for a four day camp, €205 for a five day camp, €275 for super camp


Young Engineers LEGOkamp

Location: Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam West

Ages: 6-11

Dates: Jul 23-August 30

Cost: €240


Amsterdam Survival Academy

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 7-12

Dates: July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10

Cost: €65/day

DagKamp Agnes

Location: Eemnes

Ages: 4-12

Dates: Weekly from July 23-September 2

Cost: €40 


The following organisations provide youth camps on a voluntary basis:

Light and Air TVB

Youth Dune 2

Holiday Bus


Location: various locations in Kennemerduinen and Laren

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 23-August 31, pending funding

Jump Zomerkampen

Location: Eerbeek

Ages 6-9: July 23-27

Ages 9-11: July 29-August 5

Ages 11-13: August 8-11

Ages 13-15: July 28-August 4

Ages 15-17: August 11-18

Cost: €125-€195 

Terragon Nature Camp

Location: Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Ages: 4-9 (also Sustainability Camp for 10+)

Dates: Weekly from July 23-August 31

Cost: €50/day if registered for more than 5 days, otherwise €60/day

Vakantiekamp Licht en Lucht

Location: Kennemerduinen

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 23-August 10

Cost: €60/week



Dates/ages: Multiple options available, see website for details


Mad Science

Location: various around Netherlands, in Amsterdam to be determined

Ages: 7-11

Dates: July 23-26, July, 30-August 2, August 20-23, August 27-30

Cost: €180

Think and Wonder Science Summer Camp

Location: Amsterdam, De Pijp

Ages: 5-12

Dates: July 23-30, July 30-August 3

Cost: €250/week or €65/day


Tennis Camp

Location: Amsterdam

Ages: from 4 years old

Dates: July 23-August 31, split in 4 week programs

Cost: €350 

Tennis op Maat

Location: 4 different locations around Amsterdam

Ages: 5-17

Ages: July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 20-24, August 27-August 31

Cost: €299-€349 (variations in proce depending upon membership)


Jeugdtheaterschool Tij

Location: Blijburg (Ijburg, Oost)

Ages: 7-14

Dates: July 23-27

Cost: not available yet, will be provided shortly

Notes: In mid-April 2018 the new dates for the theatre days and theatre week will be published.


Location: Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Utrecht

Ages: 5-9

Dates: July 16-August 31

Cost: €275/week or €55/day

Vondelpark Openluchttheater Theatercursus

Location: Amstedam Zuid (Vondelpark)

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 23-28, July 30-August 4, August 13-18, August 27-September 1

Note: performances on each Saturday following the camp

Cost: €250

This article has been compiled from the recommendations of our members on the Amsterdam Mamas Facebook group and does not reflect the views or opinions of Stichting Amsterdam Mamas. The information is current as of the date of publication.

Ana Rial is a once rigorously-organised scientist from Spain turned into an all-over-the-place mum of two very busy half-Greek boys. She has been living for the past four years in Almere with her husband and kids and dreams about mastering the Dutch language, travelling, and having a personal chef.


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