February, or Crocus, vacation is just around the corner. In previous years, many families would leave Amsterdam to hit the ski slopes. That’s not an option this year due to corona lockdown rules, which means parents need to look for other options to keep the kids entertained …

A day camp can be a great alternative to keep the kids active while the parents have time to do their work or recharge. And while some camps have had to cancel due to lockdown rules also, others are planning on going ahead.

Here are a few great ones that as of writing this article were still planned to be on. They’re organized by activity, with dates, times, location and costs provided. Please do get in touch with the organizer directly to see if the camps will indeed go ahead and to book.

Arts & Crafts


Learn about arts and do it yourself at this one week camp by the organizers of the bi-annial Art Zuid art exhibition.

Location: Zuid / WTC

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €365/week

Dance, Music, Theater


Practice a modern dance choreography and record a video of it at the end. Half days outdoors due to corona lockdown rules.

Location: West

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 22 to 24 February, 10:00 to 13:00

Cost: €89 for three half days

Toverknol Theaterkamp

Discover acting in a playful way by attending one of the daily workshops with various themes.

Location: Zuid and Center

Ages: 5-9 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:30 to 17:00

Cost: €60/day

Horse/Pony Camp

Boerderij op IJburg

Ride on the ponies, feed and clean them, and have lots of fun around the horse farm.

Location: IJburg

Ages: 5-18 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €105 for two days, €200/week



Lots of creative fun and adventure outdoors in a large outside play area in Amsterdam Noord.

Location: Noord

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 22 to 25 February, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €242 for four days

Naya Nature

Outdoor fun in Beatrixpark for five afternoons.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 13:00 to 16:30

Cost: €33 per afternoon

The Ability Kids

Sports and outdoor fun like building forts or treasure hunts.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €75/day, €295/week


Lyceo CodeLab

Learn the basics of programming while making a game.

Location: Online from home

Ages: 11-12 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:00 to 16:00

Cost: €255/week


Ajax Clinic

One day themed soccer clinics for kids of all ages and levels, with special clinics for girls and keepers, at the Ajax facilities next to the famous Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Location: Zuidoost

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 20 to 28 February, 9:15 to 16:00

Cost: €99/day

Little Star Fitness

Have fun while learning fundamental athletic skills and a healthy lifestyle in this multi sport camp.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:00 to 15:00 or 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €60 for a short day, €80 for a full day, €275 for a week of short days, €350 for a week of full days

Nationale Hockeykamp

Three days of hockey practice for advanced and top players taught by top athletes.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 6-16 years

Dates : 22 to 24 February, 9:30 to 16:30

Cost: €219 for advanced and €289 for top players, for three days

Panasj Hockey Clinic

Three or four day hockey clinics also suitable for beginners.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 5-12 years

Dates : 23 to 25/26 February, 9:30 to 12:30

Cost: €99 for 3 days or €129 for 4 days

Powerleague Soccer

Fun soccer camp on the small pitches of Powerleague. Suitable for beginners and more experienced kids.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 5-12 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:30 to 15:00

Cost: €25/day, €112,50/week


A variety of outdoor sports activities held at various venues in the east, including Watersport Jeugdland and the Jaap Eden ice rink.

Location: Zeeburg

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 22 to 26 February, 9:00 to 16:00

Cost: €49,50/day, €219/week

Swift Football School

10 very flexible half day sessions of football (soccer) practice lus tournament at the Swift Club in Amsterdam Zuid.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 6-14 years

Dates: 22 -26 February, 9:00 – 11:30, 12:00-14:30

Cost: Half day €25; 2 for €47,50; 3 for €67,50; 4 for €85; 5 for €100; €15 per additional part

Tennis op Maat

Lots of tennis mixed with other fun and games at the Kattenlaan tennis park in Vondelpark.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 5-17 years

Dates : 22 to 24/26 February, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €275 for 3 days, €375/week

Mark Schiefelbein

This list was compiled by Mark Schiefelbein, an Amsterdam Papa whose kids have attended many camps and who also maintains vakantiekamp.amsterdam, an easily searchable list of all vacation day camps in Amsterdam. Mark started blogging in 2007, serving the best Amsterdam restaurant recommendations to foodies at dutchgrub.com.