The Amsterdam Mamas Recommends Awards shine a spotlight on the best family activities, events, and services, for all budgets, ages, and interests. Nominated by parents, voted for by parents.

Presenting the winner of the category Best Swim School in Amsterdam:


Waterbabies teaches water confidence and safety skills to babies and toddlers in Amstelveen and Amsterdam Noord and West. Their half-hour long classes are great for making new friends, helping enhance the bonding process, having fun, and the utter thrill of seeing your little one gliding underwater toward you. The highly-trained instructors make the serious business of teaching your child to swim a fun process and get great results from even very young babies.


Honourable Mentions:



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Look for the Mamas Recommend window sticker, certificate, or online logo around the city, and you’ll be sure that the business or service you are using is tried and trusted by the Amsterdam Mamas community!

Mary Petiet

Mary Petiet is an author, poet, and freelance writer. Her work is inspired by her native Cape Cod and her experiences in the Netherlands. The author of the recently released Moon Tide: Cape Cod Poems, and Owl Magic: Your Guide Through Difficult Times, Mary is also the founder of Sea Crow Press, a small independent imprint curating creative nonfiction and poetry to give her titles a home.