It’s April, the days are getting longer and the sun has been out a few times also. But we’re still under corona lockdown with travel restrictions. So what to do during May vacation? We have you covered …

A day camp can be a great option to keep kids active during holidays so parents have time to 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: 3 to 7 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €365/week


3 in 1 Camp

My Little Van Gogh, Toddler Sense, and Mini-Professors all wrapped in one artistic, playful, scientific camp!

Location: De Pijp

Ages: 4-7

Dates: 3-7 May, 9:00-17:00

Cost: €375



Diamonds Baseball Camp

Location: Osdorp

Ages: 10-13

Dates: 6-7 May, 9:30-17:00

Cost: €75



Kinderkooklab Restaurant

Location: West

Ages: 7-12

Dates: 3 two day sessions available; 29-30 April, 3-4 May, 6-7 May; 10:00-16:00

Cost: €120/session


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 : 26-29 April, 3 to 6 May, 9:30 to 17:00

Cost: €239 for four days



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

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 6-18 years

Dates : 3 to 6 May, 9:00 to 14:00

Cost: €160 for four 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 : 3 to 7 May, 9:30 to 17:00

Cost: €60/day



Nationale hockeykamp

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

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 6-16 years

Dates : 3 to 7 May, 9:30 to 16:30

Cost: €159/€189 (top players) for two days, €219/€289 (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 : 28 to 30 April or 4 to 7 May, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:30

Cost: €99 (minis) / €199 for 3 days or €239 for 4 days


Sportways Hockey Camp

Intensive hockey camps at various Amsterdam hockey clubs.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, Westerpark

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 28 to 30 April or 3 to 5 May, 9:00 to 12:30 or 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €95 for three half days, €185 for three full days


Multi Sports

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 : 3 to 7 May, 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

Monkey Moves

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

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates : 3 to 7 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €75 per day, €275 per week


A variety of outdoor sports activities held at Watersport Jeugdland in Amsterdam East.

Location: Zeeburg

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 26 to 30 April or 3 to 7 May, 9:00 to 16:00

Cost: €49,50/day, €219/week



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 : 26 to 30 April or 3 to 7 May, 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: 5-18 years

Dates : 3 and 4 Mary, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €175 for two days


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: 5-18 years

Dates : 3 to 7 Mary, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €220 for four days



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

Location: Noord

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 3 to 6 May, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €242 for four days


The Ability Kids

Sports and outdoor fun like building forts or treasure hunts.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 3 to 7 May, 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €75/day, €295/week



Sailing School NieuweMeer

Location: Nieuwe Meer (Amsterdamse Bos)

Ages: 7-12 (Optimist);11-14 (Laser Pico); 15-16 (Laser Pico)

Dates: 26, 28-30 April 9;30-16:30; 3-7 May 9:30-16:30; 10-14 May 9:30-16:30

Cost: €250-€340/week, depending on level and 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 : 26 to 30 April and 3 to 7 May, 10:00 to 14:00

Cost: €253/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 : 1 to 8 May, 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 : 3 to 7 May, 9:30 to 15:00

Cost: €25/day, €112,50/week


Swift Voetjebal

Location: Zuid

Ages: 6-14 years

Dates: 26-30 April and 4 to 7 May; 9:00-11:30/12:00-14:30

Cost: €25 per session



Playful soccer camp for the youngest kids.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 3-6 years

Dates : 28 to 30 April and 4 to 7 May, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:30

Cost: €99 for three half days (minis), €199 for three days €239 for four days



Drive ITT Tennis Linnaeushof

Location: Oost, Watergraafsmeer

Ages: 6-15

Dates: 3-5 May, 9:00 – 17:30

Cost: €195


Tennis op Maat

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

Location: Vondelpark (Zuid) or Sloterplas (West)

Ages: 5-17 years

Dates : 28-30 April, 3 to 7 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €215/3 day April camp week (Sloterplas) or €375/week (Vondelpark)

Mark Schiefelbein

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