Welcome to Amsterdam Mamas, the largest and fastest growing English-speaking parenting community in the city, providing support to international parents in Amsterdam and surrounding regions. We are run by volunteers and have a huge community on Facebook.
Summer Camps 2023
Next month is already the start of the official school summer holidays! If you happen to be here for the whole summer or a part of it, having some camps lined up for your little ones or your teens might make the sultry weeks even more fun! Ghada Salem and Mark...
May Vacation Camps 2023
It’s spring vacation soon. Most kids will be off from April 29th to May 7th 2023 and many schools will even give the kids two weeks off starting from 22 April. Will you stay in Amsterdam and are you looking for something fun to do for your kids? Then you should...
Inburgeren Might Be Exactly What You Need
The inburgeren process could seem daunting at least, if not entirely vexing. What is certain is that most of us have mixed feelings about it. The inburgeren process or integration process is something that incomers to The...
Information About Living in the Netherlands
Things a new arrival should do and know.
We know parenting comes with challenges. Our FB groups provide a helpful and supportive community for parents in the Netherlands. Members in crisis can contact the admin in our FB to post questions to our FB group anonymously. Here are our top resources for finding help when you are in crisis as a family:
Articles and podcasts on the wide range of educational issues and experiences that come along with living in a new country.
All house & home related: Amsterdam neighbourhood guides, renting and buying a home, your rights as a tenant, mortgages within NL and relocating 101.
Places to go and things to do: museums, birthday parties, camps, playgrounds, cafes, and more!
- Birthday party locations
- Museums for kids
- School holiday camps
- Kid friendly cafes
Holidays and traditions; where to shop, eat, and play; living ‘green’; favourite gyms, spas, and personal trainers; bicycling and driving.
- Cultural Holidays 101 (where to get Christmas trees, turkeys, Eid, Passover)
- Amsterdam Mama’s Favourites
- Sustainable Living
Career. Money. Taxes. Legal Issues. Consider joining Amsterdam Business Mamas to connect directly with other mothers working and thriving in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Mamas is primarily a Facebook Community. Over 18,000 of us are here to help each other navigate living as a family in greater Amsterdam. Here are links to our main group as well as some of our many subgroups:
- Amsterdam Mamas: main group
- Dutch Education Group: Pre-school through university
- Amsterdam Business Mamas: Career questions and resources
- Amsterdam Mamas Book and Film Club: Lively meetings and discussions about selected books and films
Explore. Discover. Amsterdam. Europe
- Quick City Guides
- Laws about traveling with children
- European Markets
- Festivals in Europe (Oktoberfest)
Amsterdam Mamas is Supported by: