The section for older toddlers is located at the front of the building and overlooks the celebrated Herengracht canal. The group of children aged 3 and up like to keep an eye out on what’s happening on and around the water – that is, if they aren’t fully engrossed in the age-appropriate activities and toys we give them.
The section of the building reserved for younger and older toddlers overlooks our yard, where you can see and hear birds in the large magnolia tree (which happens to be an excellent way to teach city kids about the magic of the change of seasons). We have a separate section for infants, where they can play with a sensory board complete with brushes, mirrors, and other educational items to help them develop their fine motor skills. Our sandbox is where we like to pretend-bake delicious “sand cookies.”
Our location in central Amsterdam is easily accessible on foot or by bicycle and there’s always plenty of room for you to park your bike outside our entrance.
In this location you will find Kindergarden Herengracht
Babies can enjoy the fresh air in complete safety in their own sheltered baby garden area. And the older children can play hide-and-seek to their heart’s content in the willow tunnel or in the sandpit, or race around on small bicycles or carts.
Exercise is important. That’s why our instructor gives our toddlers dancing, yoga and gymnastics lessons on a regular basis. The children really love imitating movements while at the same time discovering what their bodies can do.
Older toddler activities
We often make a point of splitting the toddler group so that we can offer activities that are a good match for the children’s different developmental phases. For instance, in the morning we start with circle time, to prepare the older toddlers (over 3s) for elementary school.
Every child lives in a world where everything impresses – and everything has an impact. That is why we work with horizontal groups at our locations.
Review from a parent
After visiting many daycare centers, we ultimately went for this one. Kindergarden Herengracht was by far the best and is certainly the best choice for our young man. I can feel the love, warmth, and professionalism every time I enter the building. I can head off for work secure in the knowledge that I’ll be kept informed of the day’s activities, photos, sleeping and food via an app. I highly recommend Kindergarden Herengracht to everyone!
Rate per hour: € 11,51
Freshly and warmly prepared lunch and baby snacks.
Pampers diapers, Pampers Sensitive wipes and Naïf care products.
Most types of bottle feeding are available. If you have a different wish, we will do our best to order it.
Teats & bottles
In terms of brands off teats, bottles and sleeping bags, we follow the wishes of the parent as much as possible
Inspection report GGD:
Additional information about safety can be found in the inspection report from the GGD.
Monday to Friday: from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Frequently asked questions
Many of our locations have waiting lists because many places are currently full. We rely on cancellations or schedule changes to make a new place available for you. This makes it very difficult to estimate how long it will take before placement options come up. We offer places based on the registration date.
We also have two types of waiting lists:
- an internal priority waiting list for siblings and for extra days for children who already have a place
- a general waiting list for children who do not yet have a place at Kindergarden.
To increase the chances of securing a spot, we recommend enrolling your child as soon as possible at our childcare. We take your preferences into account during our planning and strive to fulfill your wishes to the best of our ability.
That depends on various factors including preferred days, how many days you need, and how flexible you are. For example, the likelihood of a placement becoming available for one day is greater than three or four days becoming available in one go. The more flexible you are as a parent, the greater the likelihood that we will be able to offer you a place.