Amsterdam is full of options for children, no matter what they prefer to do with their time after school. Many schools offer extra-curricular activities for students, in the form of sports, arts, music and other forms of entertainment that appeal to children of various ages, but the options don’t stop here. There are also numerous facilities that operate external to schools, many of which are specifically intended to provide children of varying ages with education, entertainment and a safe and social atmosphere when they are outside of their daily learning environment. In the nice weather (i.e. when it is not raining or freezing) you will notice that children are always in the various parks, especially Vondel Park and Westerpark, and playgrounds around the city.
After-school Classes/Play Groups/Gyms
Robbeburg International Playgroup
1078 MG Amsterdam
Here, children can enjoy a different activities including climbing, toys, crafts and books, and parents are invited for coffee as well. Classes are typically offered in English and sometimes there are other languages as well, according to membership.
The Little Gym
1083 BX Amsterdam
Offers a variety of classes in gymnastics and motor skills for children from 0-12 years old
1016 RH Amsterdam
With meetings every Wednesday at the English Bookshop, this group gives children, parents and caregivers alike a unique opportunity to share the cozy environment and to socialise amidst books and the atmosphere provided by a quiet cafe corner.