About Amsterdam Mamas

Amsterdam Mamas is a not-for-profit foundation that provides reliable information and support for international parents in Amsterdam and the surrounding regions.

We foster an environment that is:

Inclusive: we welcome everyone.

Non-judgmental: make sure that parents and families have the best information, on a wide variety of issues and standpoints

Supportive: we know that even in the city, it takes a village.

What We Do

• Maintain a highly active website and Facebook forum

• Organize annual events and monthly meet-ups

• Deliver weekly newsletters

• Provide support to parents in need (while protecting the parents’ identities)

• Run an activities database and business directory

Facts and Stats

• Our membership comprises almost 100 different nationalities.

• Amsterdam Mamas has over 12,000 mamas and papas members on its Facebook forum. Over 45% of our members visit our website at least once a week.

• The Weekend Round Up newsletter has around 4,500 readers. Over 40% of our community read our newsletters weekly.

• 500+ participants attended the 2014 Vintage Tram Ride Christmas event and tickets sold out in less than 24 hours!

Our Team 

Emmy McCarthy – Managing Director and Founder of Stichting Amsterdam Mamas

 Rachel Perry – Editor-in-Chief

Mèdia Donyadari van Westering - Partnership Manager

Susy Wheeler - Volunteer and Resource Manager

Amber Buckridge - Events Manager

Becky Riddle - Operations Manager

Silvia Chirnos Owen - Community Manager


News and weekly events listings


About us

Welcome to the largest and fastest growing parenting community in the city. Bringing you everything you need, to be the family that you want.

Amsterdam Mamas is a volunteer-run foundation providing information and support to international parents in Amsterdam and the surrounding regions.