The Mamas Recommend: Fall Vacation Camps 2021

September 27, 2021 By Mark Schiefelbein 0 Comments

Finally getting used the back to school schedule and, uh-oh, here comes Herfstvakantie!! Here's a listing of the Autumn Holiday Camps happening in and around Amsterdam in October 2021.

Following a busy summer with almost 400 camps for kids in Amsterdam on offer, there are again many great holiday camps for kids in Amsterdam during the fall vacation 2021.Here are some great opportunities to do arts & craft, hockey, theatre, science, riding, BMX, general sports, soccer/football, tennis, cooking .... and more!

We’ll update this list as much as possible when we find out about new camps or cancellations. To check for updates, also see Mark's website.

Arts & Crafts

3-in-1 Camp

The best of My Little van Gogh, Toddler Sense and Mini Professor all in one place.

Location: De Pijp

Ages: 4-7 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €375/week


Cooking, Dance, Music, Theater

BeatZone Dance Camp

A different style of urban dance every day and a mini performance at the end of the week.

Location: West

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 18 to 21 Oct, 10:00 to 17:00

Cost: €239 for four days



Learn how to cook in an old nursery in West with veggies from the own garden where possible. Kids will take home everything needed to set up a dinner for four.

Location: West

Ages: 7-12 years

Dates : 18 to 20 Oct, 10:00 to 16:00

Cost: €188 for 3 days including food to take home



Learn to sing, dance and act and work towards a performance at the Schouwburg Amstelveen.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 6-18 years

Dates : 18 to 21 Oct, 9:00 to 14:00

Cost: €160 for four days

Orange Theater Company

Theater workshops led by professional actors.

Location: Oud West

Ages: 5-10 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 14:00

Cost: €265 per week



Nationale Hockeykamp

Three days of hockey clinics with various themes.

Location: HC MYRA Amstelveen

Ages: 6-16 years

Dates : 18 to 20 Oct, 9:30 to 16:30

Cost: €225


Panasj Hockey Clinic

Three or four day hockey clinics that are also suitable for beginners.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 5-12 years

Dates : 19/20 to 22 Oct, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:00

Cost: €119 / €239


Sportways Hockey Camp

Intensive hockey camps at various Amsterdam hockey clubs.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, Westerpark

Ages: 6-13 years

Dates : 18 to 20 Oct / 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €185 / €325 for 5 days


Multi Sports


Several sporty programs such as swimming, soccer, hockey, and mixed action.

Location: Noord

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: 18 to 20 Oct / 18 to 22 Oct, 09:00 - 16:00 / 09:00 - 11:30

Cost: €130 or €300 (swimming).


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 : 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 15:00 or 9:00 to 17:00

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


Monkey Moves

Eleven different sports and lots of fun at the Goudsmithal in Amstelveen.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct

Cost: €275 per week



A variety of water- and outdoor sports activities, held at Watersport Jeugdland in Amsterdam East.

Location: Zeeburg

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 16:00

Cost: €219/week


The Little Gym

A combination of fun, sport, creative activities and learning to keep your kids active.

Location: Buitenveldert

Ages: 3-12 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00

Cost: €38 per session of 3 hours



Boerderij op IJburg

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

Location: IJburg

Ages: 5-11 years

Dates: 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €200/week


De Hollandsche Manege

A two-day pony camp in the historical horse riding school right next to Vondelpark. Kids will care for the ponies, ride them and do lots of play.

Location: Vondelpark

Ages: 5-11 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €350 per week


Stichting Waveren

The horse riding school is on the edge of the city, bordering fields and parks. The kids will take care of the ponies and also take them for small excursions.

Location: Bijlmer

Ages: 6-14 years

Dates : 18+19,21+22 Oct, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €220 for 4 days



Griffioenoutdoor BMX

Ride BMX bikes and learn the ropes at the Griffioen outdoor center in Ookmeer.

Location: Nieuw-West

Ages: 7-16 years

Dates: 18 to 21 Oct, 9:00-17:00

Cost: 4 days from €155



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

Location: Noord

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 18 to 21 Oct, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €260 for four days


The Ability Kids

Sports and outdoor fun like building forts or treasure hunts.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €75/day, €295/week



A wide variety of outdoor fun and games.

Location: Geuzenveld

Ages: 8-13 years

Dates 18 to 22 Oct, 08:45 - 17:15

Cost: €269/week



New Tech Kids

Learn the basics of computer programming while building robots during 5 workshops at the central library.

Location: Center

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 10:00 to 14:00

Cost: €190/week


The Science Camp

The Science Camp explores the world through the lens of earth and physical science.

Location: De Pijp

Ages: 5-10 years

Dates : 18 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 15:00

Cost: €285/week


Young Engineers Lego

Build complex Lego models and learn about the engineering behind them.

Location: Bos en Lommer

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 18 to 21 Oct, 09:00 - 16:00

Cost: €280/week




3 days of extra soccer practice.

Location: Watergraafsmeer

Ages: 6-13 years

Dates : 19 to 22 Oct, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €125 for 3 days


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 :16 - 24 October, 9:15 to 16:00

Cost: €99/day


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 :18 to 22 Oct, 9:30 to 15:00

Cost: €25/day, €112,50/week



Playful soccer camp for the youngest kids.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 3-6 years

Dates : 19/20 to 22 Oct, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:30

Cost: €119 for the minis for 3 days, €239 for 4 days



Tennis op Maat

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

Location: Vondelpark

Ages: 5-17 years

Dates : 18 to 20/22 Oct, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €275 for 3 days, €375 per week

This list was compiled by Mark Schiefelbein, an Amsterdam Papa whose kids have attended many camps and who also maintains, 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


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