The Mamas Recommend: Amsterdam Gyms with Childcare

August 13, 2018 By Lana Huf-Germain 0 Comments

Oh, the gym! Love it or hate it, at some point in our post-childbirth lives many of us find ourselves heading to the gym. But what if you’re a new parent? Or have children too young for school? No worries – Amsterdam Mamas has you covered.

Trying to focus during your yoga session or spin class can be a challenge when you’re worried about your baby. Workouts are more relaxing (and beneficial) when you know your child is nearby and well cared for. Here’s a comprehensive list of gyms in Amsterdam that have a daycare service. It's a good idea to visit the gyms and their daycares to get an overall feeling for them; most gym daycares offer a trial period before signing a contract.

Sport Plaza Mercator

Location: West, Jan Galenstraat 315

Daycare Times: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:00, Saturday 09:30 to 13:00

Maximum time: 1.5 hours

Cost: Included in the adult membership fee

Ages: 0–4 (no separate child membership required)

There is a pool next door, and Candyland across the street in case your kids have some energy left in them!



Location: Oost, Helmholtzstraat 61

Daycare Times: Daily 09:00 to 10:15 or 10:15 to 11:30

Maximum time: 1 hour

Cost: Included in the adult membership

Ages: 4 months to 4 years

Their maximum capacity is 5 kids at any given time.



Location: Centrum, Lijnbaansgracht 241

Daycare Times: Weekdays 09:00 to 14:00; Weekends 10:00 to 14:00

Maximum time: 2.5 hours

Cost: Included in the adult membership

Ages: No age limit

Splash knows kids like familiarity and will always try to have the same team working at the daycare. Caregivers are First Aid trained.


Health City Amstelveen

Location: Amstelveen, Escapade 1; Van der Hooplaan 237

Daycare Times: 09:00 to 12:00

Maximum Time 1.5 hours,

Cost: Included in the adult membership*

Ages: No age limit

*Health City also has special family packages in case the entire family wants to join.

The caregivers are professionals and First Aid trained. There is also a Swimming Pool (de Meerkamp) next door in case you want to take the kids swimming after your workout.


The Crunch

Location: Noord, Vlierweg 44

Daycare Times: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 12:00; Sunday 10;00 to 13:00

Maximum Time: 1.5 hours

Cost: Not included in the adult membership. Either 5 euros per visit or 12.77 euros per month.

Ages: 0–6 years

Please note the daycare staff do not change dirty diapers.


David Lloyd

Location: Oud West, Overtoom 557

Daycare Times: 08:30 to 13:00

Maximum Time: 2 hours

Cost: not included in the adult membership;child membership prices vary.  

Ages: 3 months to 5 years.

The team at the David Lloyd daycare are professionals and First Aid trained, and have the Certificate of Good Behaviour. A team member will bring your children to the swimming pool if you choose to swim with them after your workout.


Medico Vision

Location: Oud Zuid, Olympisch Stadion 23

Daycare Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 to 14:30; Wednesday 09:00 to 12:00; Weekends 09:00 to 15:00

Maximum Time 2.5 hours

Cost: included in the adult membership

Ages: All ages

The caregiving team is trained in First Aid.  



Location: Oost, Wibautstraat 224*; Centrum, Waterlooplein, Jodenbreestraat 6 

Daycare Times: 08:45 to 11:30

Maximum Time 1.5 hours

Cost: Included in the adult membership

Ages: 3 months to 4 years



Location: Oost, Wibautstraat 131C*; Oud West, Overtoom 143

Daycare Times: Monday to Saturday, 08:00 to 13:00

Maximum Time: 1.5 hours (must reserve in advance)

Cost: Included in membership

Ages: 1–5 years

*Currently, only the Wibaustraat location offers on site child care.

Vondelgym also offers exercise classes for kids, during which parents can work out. There are three age groups: 4–7, 8–13, and 13+. Please visit website for more information.


Lana Huf-Germain is a born and bred Amsterdammer. She understands the difficulties faced by international families with no grasp of the language or history, and the extra problems this brings raising a family in Amsterdam. She started Amsterdam Family Assistance to help families new to the Netherlands overcome these barriers and make them feel at home.


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