A holiday day camp is a great option for kids to have fun and learn some new skills while parents get some work done. And the summer vacation has an amazing selection of camps, from arts to sports, and from cooking to free running.

Here’s all the camps that have been announced so far. 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: Rivierenbuurt (new location)
Ages: 4-7 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €375/week

ArtZuid
Work like a mini artist at the ArtZuid camp, studying the masters, making your own work and finishing with an exhibition.

Location: Zuid (new location)
Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €365/week

Lo Stivaletto
An educational camp with lots of arts & crafts and sports, all in Italian.

Location: West / Zuid (two locations)
Ages: 4-9 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 9:30 to 17:00
Cost: €295/week

Bikes, Obstacles, Skates

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 – 21 July, 25 – 28 July, 15 – 18 August, 22 – 25 August, 9:00-17:00
Cost: 4 days from €155

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: 4-14 years (minis, regular, talents)
Dates: 18 – 21 July, 18 – 21 July, 22 – 25 August, 22 – 25 August, 09:30 – 16:00
Cost: €239 for four days

Kinderkook Lab
Learn how to cook in an old nursery in Amsterdam West with veggies from their own garden where possible.

Location: West
Ages: 7-12 years
Dates : 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August
Cost: €315 per week

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

Location: Center and Zuid
Ages: 5-9 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:30 to 17:00
Cost: €60/day, €350/day

Dutch Language

Young Expat Services / Sportways
A summer camp where kids learn the Dutch language and play hockey and other sports.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos
Ages: 5-16 years
Dates: 10/11 – 15 July, 09:00 – 17:00 (also sleepover option)
Cost: €429 per week (€629 with sleepover)

Hockey

Kids Aktief Hockey
Kids Aktief is teaming up with hockey club FIT in Noord for this 3 day hockey camp.

Location: Noord
Ages: 6+ years
Dates: 18 – 20 July, 22 – 24 August, 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: €150 for 3 days

Nationale Hockeykamp
Three days of hockey at HV Myra in Amstelveen and HC Hurley in the Amsterdamse Bos.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen
Ages: 6-16 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 8 – 12 August,, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €€339 / €439 per week

Panasj hockey
Three or four day hockey camps at hockey club VVV, also suitable for beginners.

Location: Amstelveen
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: 18/19 – 21/22 July, 18+19 Aug, 22+23 Aug, 23 – 26 August, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:30
Cost: €79 minis / 2 days – €319 top / 1 week

Sportways Hockey Camp
Intensive hockey camps at Amsterdam hockey clubs AH&BC, Athena, HIC, Hurley, Pinoké and Westerpark

Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, Watergraafsmeer, Westerpark
Ages: 5-13 years
Dates : 18 – 20/22 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 24/26 August, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €195 for 3 days – €335 per week

Multi Sports

Kids Aktief
Indoor mixed action camp with lots of different sports from boxing to dancing.

Location: Noord, Zeeburg
Ages: 4-12 years
Dates: 18 – 20 July, 25 – 27 July, 15 – 17 August, 22 – 24 August, 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: €150 for 3 days

Little Star Fitness
Have fun while learning fundamental athletic skills and a healthy lifestyle in this multi sport camp, which has been happening since 2014.

Location: Zuid
Ages: 4-12 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 9:00 to 15:00 or 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €280 for a week of short days, €355 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 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 09:00 – 17:00
Cost: €275 per week

Sportivun
Improve your kids motor skills and spend a lot of time outside.

Location: Amstelveen
Ages: 3-12 years
Dates: 18 – 20 July, 20 – 22 July, 25 – 27 July, 27 – 29 July, 22 – 24 August, 24 – 26 August, 09:00 – 17:00
Cost: €114/129 for 3 days, €199 per week

Ponies

Boerderij op IJburg (wait list only)
A pony camp for everyone, including young kids and beginners. The kids will ride on the ponies, but also care for them and have lots of play time.

Location: IJburg
Ages: 5-11 years
Dates : 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 8 – 12 August, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €230 per 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. They have lots of other activities also including birthday parties, pony afternoons, and excursions.

Location: Vondelpark
Ages: 5-11 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 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: Zuidoost
Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €300 per week

Outdoors

Het Woeste Westen
Daily adventure days around themes like building rafts, making slingshots, climbing trees or lighting big bonfires at the adventure playground behind Westerpark.

Location: Westerpark
Ages: 7-12 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 22 – 26 August, 10:00 to 16:00
Cost: €275 per week

Sport4Kidz
A variety of water- and outdoor sports activities, held at Watersport Jeugdland in Amsterdam East.

Location: Zeeburg
Ages: 6-12 years
Dates : 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 16:00
Cost: €234/week

Terragon Nature Lab
A playground where kids are free to explore and connect with nature at their own pace and ways in a safe but wild environment.

Location: West
Ages: 4-10 years
Dates : 20 – 24 June, 27 June – 1 July, 4 – 8 July, 11 – 15 July, 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 09:00 – 14:30
Cost: €316/week

UP Events Kids
A wide variety of outdoor fun and games.

Location: West
Ages: 8-13 years
Dates 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 08:45 – 17:15
Cost: €60 per day

Science and Tech

Chalk and Duster
A great mix of indoor and outdoor activities around the STEAM (STEM + arts) themes in Amstelveen.

Location: Amstelveen
Ages: 4-16 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 09:00 – 18:00
Cost: €300 per week

Coderminds
Robots, SCRATCH programming, Minecraft and much more

Location: West
Ages: 6-14 years
Dates: 19 – 22 July, 09:30 – 16:00
Cost: €249 for 4 days

Kid-Oh
A camp designed to inspire kids in many ways from science to creativity, from circus to magic, held in a well-designed location right in the middle of De Pijp.

Location: De Pijp
Ages: 4-16 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August,, 09:00 – 15:00/17:00
Cost: €300 per week (short days), €350 per week (full days)

New Tech Kids
Learn the basics of computer programming while building robots during workshops at the central library.

Location: Center
Ages: 7-11 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 10:00 to 14:00
Cost: €284 per 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 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 9:00 to 15:00
Cost: €295 per 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 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: €280 per week

Sailing

Nieuwe Meer Zeilschool
Location: Amsterdamse Bos
Ages: 7-12 years (optimist), 11-14 years (Laser Pico II), 15-16 (Laser Pico I)
Dates : 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 16:30
Cost: €400/week (Laser), €380/week (optimist)

Sport4Kidz Sailing
A week of sailing in an Optimist, combined with other fun outdoor activities like campfires or building rafts at Jeugdland.

Location: Zeeburg
Ages: 8-12 years
Dates : 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 8 – 12 August, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 16:00
Cost: €279/week

Soccer

Ajax Clinic (fully booked)
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 : 11 – 15 July, 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 1 – 5 August, 16-Jul-2022, 31-Jul-2022, 6-Aug-2022, 30-Jul-2022, 23-Jul-2022, 9:15 to 16:00
Cost: €99/day, €489/week

Kids Aktief Soccer
Kids Aktief is teaming up with soccer club T.O.S. Actief in Watergraafsmeer for this 3 day soccer camp.

Location: Watergraafsmeers
Ages: 6+ years
Dates: 18 – 20 July, 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: €150 for 3 days

Voetjebal
Playful soccer camp for the youngest kids.

Location: Amstelveen
Ages: 3-6 years
Dates : 19 – 21/22 July, 18 – 23 August, 9:30 to 12:30 (half days) / 16:30 (full days)
Cost: €79 (2 half days) to €239 (4 full days)

Swimming

Kids Aktief
Work towards your swimming diploma during the vacation.

Location: Noord
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 8 – 12 August, 22 – 26 August, 09:00 – 11:30
Cost: €320 for 5 days

Tennis

Amstelpark tennis
A sporty holiday full of tennis and fun at the entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos
Ages: 5-18 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 15 – 19 August, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 16:45
Cost: €385 for 5 days

Drive ITT Tennis Linnaeushof
Tennis camps at different levels, combining fun and competition, at the tennis club Linneaushof right in the middle of Oost.

Location: Oost
Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 22 – 26 August, 9:00 to 17:30
Cost: €259 for 3 days, €359 per week

Tennis op Maat
Lots of tennis mixed with other fun and games at the Kattenlaan tennis park in Vondelpark or Sloterplas tennis club.

Location: Vondelpark, Sloterplas, De Meer, IJsbaanpad
Ages: 5-17 years
Dates: 18 – 22 July, 25 – 29 July, 22 – 24/26 August, 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: €209 for 3 days – €390 per week

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.

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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.