The Mamas Recommend: Summer Camps 2019

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!

ART

3 in 1 Camp

 (A combination of offerings from My Little van Gogh, Mini Professors, and Toddler Sense: Art, Science Music, Dance)

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-7 years

Dates : 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 19-23 August

Cost: €60/day. Early Bird Discount until 13 May

My Little Van Gogh

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-7 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 19-23 August

Cost: Early bird discount (available until 31 May) €60 per day. 


ARTZUID Art Camp 

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 5 -12 years

Dates: Weekly 5-day camps between 15 July and 23 August

Cost: €325.


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

Location: Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

Ages: 5 - 12 years

Dates: 22 July-26 July, 29 July-2 August

Cost: €330 for the full week (€295 for siblings), €78 for one day (€68 for siblings), 10% for the first child if you bring a friend.


BMX

Griffioenoutdoor BMX Zomerwekend

Location: Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Ages: 8-16 years

Dates: 4-day camps 15-18 July, 22-25 July, 12-15 August, 19-22 August

Cost: €155. 


COMPUTER

New Tech Kids

Location: Junior Lab, Amsterdam Municipal Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam)

Age: 7-12 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July 29 July-2 August, 19-23 August

Cost: €189.96.


DANCE

3 in 1 Camp

(A combination of offerings from My Little van Gogh, Mini Professors, and Toddler Sense: Art, Science Music, Dance)

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-7 years

Dates : 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 19-23 August

Cost: €60/day. Early Bird Discount until 13 May

Danskamp 

Location: Wilhelminanoord (Drenthe)

Ages: 10-18 years

Dates: 22-26 July, 29-2 August

Cost: €439 (one installment) or €459 (2, 4, or 6 installments) 

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


LANGUAGES: ENGLISH and DUTCH

Engels voor Bengels (kids and teens)

Location: Multiple locations throughout the Netherlands, check website for details

Ages: 4-11 years and 11-17 years

Dates: Weekly throughout July

Cost: 4-11 years €185 (3-day), €285 (5-day).  11-17 years €785 (one week), €1695 (two weeks).


Talencentrum Holland

Location: Vondeltuin (via Vondelpark)

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 12-16 August, 19-23 August

Cost: €50 per session, €225 for full week (50% discount for every second or third child from the same family).


FASHION

Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Location: Amsterdam Centrum

Ages: 16+ years

Dates: Multiple one-week courses available for teens throughout July, check website for course options and dates

Cost: €595.


FOOTBALL

AFC Football Camp

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 6-13 years

Dates: 12-16 August

Cost: €250.


Ajax Football Camp  

Location: Multiple locations throughout the Netherlands, check website for details

Ages: 6-16 years

Dates: Multiple camps available throughout July and August, see website for details

Note: Get in early as some camps have already filled! (waiting lists available)

Cost: €299-€409.


Club Voetbaldagen

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

Ages: 6-13 years

Dates: 3-day camps in Amsterdam throughout July and August, check website for details

Cost: See website for details.


Voetjebal

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: Information for 2019 camps available soon

Cost: See website for details.


FRISBEE

Frisbeeclinics 

Location: Doesburg

Ages: Information for 2019 camps available soon

Dates: See website for details.


GENERAL SPORT

Fitkidz

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: Information for 2019 camps available towards the end of March

Dates: See website for details.


Friends Call Me Jim

Location: Oud Zuid 

Ages: 4-7 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 19-23 August

Cost: €98 day including food and drink


KidsAktief

Location: Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Mijdrecht/Vinkeveen

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: Programs available throughout July and August. Specific dates to be announced after May holidays, see website for details

Cost: varies according to activity.


Little Star Fitness 

Location: Amsterdam

Ages: 7-12 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 29 July-2 August

Cost: €60 per day or €275 full week.


The Little Gym

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-8 years

Dates: Weekly programs available, 15 July-22 August

Cost: (3-hour camp) non-member €32.50, member €27.50. Ten-camps card available: non-member €295 (incl. annual membership €40), member €255.


Zoka

Location: Beekbergen

Ages: 6-18 years

Dates: Weekly throughout July and August

Cost: See website for prices (discounts available for members).


GENERAL SUMMER CAMP

Summer Camps Holland

Dates/ages: There are many options/locations available, see website for details


UPventure

Location: Amsterdam West

Ages: 8-10 years, 11-13 years

Dates: Weekly throughout 15 July-23August 

Cost: per child: €155 for 2 days, €225 for 3 days, €290 for 4 days, €337.50 for 5 days. 


Vinea Vacation Camps

Location: Het Groene Hart, between Amsterdam and Utrecht

Ages: 7-12 years

Dates: Programs available throughout July and August, see website for details

Cost:  See website for details.


HOCKEY

Panasj

Location: Multiple locations throughout Amsterdam

Ages: 3-12 years

Dates: 15 July-23 August 

Cost: €105-€289. 


HORSE RIDING

De Hollandsche Manege  

Location: Amsterdam Oud-West

Ages: 8+ years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 12-16 August, 19-23 August

Cost: Prices vary, see website for details.


Manege Nieuw Amstelland 

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: Not specified

Dates: Weekly throughout July and August (registration available on website from the end of March).

Cost: See website for details.


Pony Camp

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost

Ages: 6-14 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 5-9 August, 12-16 August, 19-23 August

Cost: €200 for a four day camp, €250 for a five day camp.


LEGO

Young Engineers LEGOkamp

Location: Multiple locations throughout the Netherlands

Ages: 6-11 years

Dates: Programs run throughout July and August, see website for details.

Cost: See website for details.


NATURE

DagKamp Agnes

Location: Eemnes

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: Information for 2019 camps available soon

Cost: See website for details.


Jeugdvakantieplan

The following organisations provide youth camps on a voluntary basis:

Light and Air TVB

Youth Dune 2

Holiday Bus

Agnes

Location: various locations in Kennemerduinen and Laren

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: Programs available throughout July and August, pending funding. See website for details.


Jump Zomerkampen

Location: Various locations, see website for details

Ages: 6-9 years, 22-26 July 

Ages: 9-11 years, 27 July-3 August

Ages: 11-3 years, 10-17 August

Ages: 15-17 years, 3-10 August

Cost: €154-€224 (member discount available). 


Naya Nature

Location: Beatrixpark (their shelter at Herman Goterstraat 31)

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates: 15-19 July

Cost: €32 per morning, €59 per day, €275 for the whole week (sibling discount - 10%).


Terragon Nature Camp

Location: Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Ages: 4-11 years

Dates: Weekly between 15 July-23 August

Cost: €275 for full week (early bird €220) or €60 per day.


Vakantiekamp Licht en Lucht

Location: Kennemerduinen

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 29 July-2 August (registration online from 5 April)

Cost: €70.


SAILING

Zeilkamp

Location / Ages / Dates / Cost: Multiple options available, see website for details.


SCIENCE

3 in 1 Camp

(A combination of offerings from My Little van Gogh, Mini Professors, and Toddler Sense: Art, Science Music, Dance)

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-7 years

Dates : 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 19-23 August

Cost: €60/day. Early Bird Discount until 13 May

Mad Science

Location: various locations around the Netherlands

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates: Programs throughout July and August, see website for details.

Cost: €185.


The Science Camp

Location:  Amsterdam

Ages:  5-10 years

Dates:  22-26 July, 29 July-2 August

Cost:  €60 per day, €250 full week.


TENNIS

Tennis Camp

Location: Amstelpark, Amsterdam

Ages: Information for 2019 camps available soon

Dates: Programs available throughout July and August

Cost: See website for details.


Tennis op Maat

Location: Kattenlaan, Ijsbaanpad, Osdorp, De Meer

Ages: 5-17 years

Ages: 15-19 July, 22-26 July, 12-16 August, 19-23 August

Cost: €309-€355.


THEATRE

Jeugdtheaterschool Tij

Location: Blijburg (Ijburg, Oost)

Ages: 7-14 years

Dates: Information for 2019 camps available soon

Cost: See website for details.

Notes: New dates for the theatre days and theatre week will be published in mid April.


 Lucky Beat

Location: Amsterdam

Ages: 4-13 years

Dates: 2-3 May (2 day camp), 8-10 July (3 day camp), 26-27 August (2 day camp)

Cost: €120 for 2 day camps, €180 for three day camp.


Toverknol

Location: Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Utrecht

Ages: 5-9 years

Dates: Dates will be available late March

Cost: See website for details.


Vondelpark Openluchttheater Theatercursus

Location: Amstedam Zuid (Vondelpark)

Ages: 8-10 years, 15-20 July, 5-10 August

Ages: 10-12 years, 22-27 July, 12-17 August

Ages: 12-14 years, 29 July-3 August

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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