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 Best Younger Child Class (4 to 8 years old) in or around Amsterdam:

Friends Call Me Jim 

There comes a time when your precious little bundle grows up and wants to begin exploring the world.  Friends Call Me Jim is a wonderful and new innovative space for children aged between 2 and 7 years that aims to help kids use their imagination as they discover the joy of motion all the while gaining confidence in skills they can grow and use in their active, busy lives.  The Jim team combines adventure story-telling with play, movement, and technology to provide children with a magical experience while learning essential movement skills.  The Jim studio contains two separate play and learn spaces developed with both children and parents in mind, each containing soft sports flooring, high-quality custom made equipment and a glass wall so that parents can enjoy watching their children play while they enjoy a coffee.


Honourable Mentions:

Naya Nature   

Little Star Fitness   

My Little Van Gogh   

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!

Photo Credit: Friends Call Me Jim

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