The Mamas Recommend: Summer Camps 2017

April 17, 2017 By Niina Nuottamo and the Editorial Team 0 Comments

Summer is great, but with 6 weeks - or more - of school holidays, you might wonder how to fill the time. Never fear because Amsterdam Mamas has made your planning easy with our members' recommendations for summer camps and classes in and around Amsterdam. We have divided our recommendations into categories - there's something for everyone, from Frisbee to Lego camp!


My Little Van Gogh in association with Toddler Sense and Mini Professors

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-6

Dates: July 24-28, Aug 28-Sep 1

Note: Full day and half-day options available. Activities include art, music, gym, dance, experiments and more.

Cost: €300/full week


Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 5-12

Dates: Weekly from July 24- Sep 1

Cost: €250 

Space and Sound

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 5+

Dates: August 28-31

Cost: €210. (€190 for 2nd child)


Griffioenoutdoor BMX Zomerwekend

Location: Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Ages: 8-16

Dates: 4-day camps July 24-27, July 31-August 3, August 21-24, August 28-31

Cost: €155 


New Tech Kids

Location: Amsterdam Centrum (Jordaan)

Ages 7-9: TBD

Ages 10-12: TBD



Location: Wilhelminanoord (Drenthe)

Ages: 8-18

Dates: July 31-August 4, August 7-11 August 14-18

Note: Overnight camp

Cost: €399 

Kinderdans Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam West

Ages: 6+

Dates: TBD

Studio Anna Mora Kids Summer Dance Camp

Location: Amsterdam Centrum

Ages: 6-9

Dates: TBD


Engels voor Bengels 

Location: Multiple locations throughout the Netherlands

Ages: Programs for ages 4-11 and 11-17

Dates: Weekly in July

Cost: €280/ 5 day camp for beginners; €745/6 day teen camp and €1650/13 day teen camp


AFC Football Camp

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 6-13

Dates: July 24-28 (FULL), August 21-25

Cost: €230 

Ajax Football Camp  

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost

Ages: 6-16 (birth year 2001-2011)

Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 2

Note: All weeks are full, waiting list available

Cost: €369 

Club Voetbaldagen

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost (other locations in the Netherlands available)

Ages: 6-13

Dates: 3-day camps in Amsterdam July 24-26, August 28-30

Cost: €103 


Location: Amstelveen

Ages 3 years: July 25-27 and August 29-31 (09:00-12:30)

Ages 4-7 years: August 28-31 (09:00-16:00)

Ages 4-8 years: July 24-27 (09:00-16:00)

Cost: €99-€229 



Location: Doesburg

Ages: 10-14

Dates: TBD



Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Age: 4-11

Dates: Weekly from July 24-September 1

Cost: €250/week or €55/day


Location: Amsterdam Noord

Ages: 4-12

Dates: 3-day and 5-day camps throughout summer

Cost: varies according to activity

Little Star Fitness 

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 24-29, July 31-August 5, August 7-12

Cost: €225/week or €50/day

The Little Gym

Location: Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: 3-8

Dates: Weekly from July 24-September 1

Cost: unknown


Location: Beekbergen

Ages: various camps between 6-18 years

Dates: Weekly from July 9-August 26

Cost: unknown


Summer Camps Holland

Dates/ages: Many options available, see website for details

Vinea Vacation Camps

Dates/ages: Many options available, see website for details



Location: Amstelveen

Ages 3-4.5 years: July 25-27 and August 29-31 (09:00-12:30)

Ages 5-12: July 24-27 and August 28-31 (09:00-16:00)

Cost: €99-€229 


De Hollandsche Manege  

Location: Amsterdam Oud-West

Ages: 5+

Dates: July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 21-25, August 28-September 1

Cost: €300 

Nieuw Amstelland 

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: Not specified

Dates: Weekly from July 24-September 1

Note: Weeks 1,3, and 6 for beginners; Week 2 for intermediate; Week 4 for slightly to moderately experienced; Week 5 for moderately-experienced riders

Cost: €230 

Pony Camp

Location: Amsterdam Zuidoost

Ages: 6-14

Dates: July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 14-18 (supercamp), August 21-25, August 28-September 1

Cost: €205-€275 


Young Engineers LEGOkamp

Location: Buitenveldert

Ages: 6-11

Dates: Jul 24 - Aug 31

Cost: € 240


Amsterdam Survival Academy

Location: Amsterdamse Bos

Ages: not specified

Dates: July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11

Cost: Unknown

DagKamp Agnes

Location: Eemnes

Ages: 4-12

Dates: Weekly from July 24-September 1

Cost: €40 


Location: various in Kennemerduinen and Laren

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 24-September 1, pending funding

Jump Zomerkampen

Location: Eerbeek

Ages 6-9: July 24-28

Ages 12-14: July 29-August 5

Ages 9-12: August 5-12

Ages 14-17: August 12-19

Cost: €154-€194 

Terragon Nature Camp

Location: Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Ages: 4-9 (also Sustainability Camp for 10+)

Dates: Weekly from July 24-September 1

Cost: €250/week

Vakantiekamp Licht en Lucht

Location: Kennemerduinen

Ages: 4-12

Dates: July 24-August 11

Note: All weeks full, waiting list available



Dates/ages: Multiple options available, see website for details


Think and Wonder

Location: De Pijp, Amsterdam Zuid

Ages: Not specified

Dates: August 14th-18th + August 21st-25th

Cost: €250/week or €65/day


Amstelpark Tennis Camp 

Location: Amsterdamse Bos

Ages: 4-10 and 11-17

Dates: July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 21-25, August 28-September 1

Cost: €350 

Tennis op Maat

Location: 4 different locations around Amsterdam

Ages: 5-17

Ages: July 31-August 4, August 21-25, August 28-September 1

Cost: €299-€349 


Jeugdtheaterschool Tij

Location: Blijburg (Ijburg, Oost)

Ages: 7-14

Dates: July 24-28

Cost: €225


Location: Amsterdam Centrum

Ages: 5-9

Dates: July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11, August 21-25, August 28-September 1

Cost: €275/week or €55/day

Vondelpark Openluchttheater Theatercursus

Location: Amstedam Zuid (Vondelpark)

Ages: 8-12

Dates: TBD

Note: performances on each Saturday following the camp

Cost: TBD

The Mamas Recommend is a series generated from responses on our Facebook page from multiple sources. The information is current as of the date of publication. If you find any discrepancies or broken links, please notify us.

So far, Niina has lived in five countries (Finland, US, Spain, UK and Netherlands) and learned five languages (Finnish, English, Spanish, French and Dutch). In Amsterdam she found peace with her multicultural background. She never intended to stay long, but now with a Dutch husband and two kids she has finally found a place to settle and call home, at least for the moment.

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