Kindergarden Villa Vondel

  • Waldeck Pyrmontlaan 23
    1075 BT Amsterdam

Hi, I'm Danique van Houten, location manager of Kindergarden Villa Vondel Amsterdam.

Our Villa Vondel after-school club is located in a unique spot right on Amsterdam’s main park, Vondelpark: a magic place complete with high ceilings and lots of space and light. Take a look inside the Kids’ Kitchen or the stimulating Friends call me Jim exercise room, where they’re sure to experience a fascinating and educational afternoon.

Once a month, the children sit down with the after-school club staff to discuss what they’d like to do. We’ve even invented our own game: the Villa Vondel Game, where the children set the rules together, create the game attributes themselves, and try out the game to see if it actually works. It takes a lot of real teamwork to design a game, and it’s beautiful to see how proud the kids are of the fruit of their labor!

Our outdoor activities include a walk through Vondelpark or Amstelpark, where we observe the trees, flowers, and birds. We also offer hockey, soccer, athletics or judo clinics, where the children attend lessons for a number of weeks. This gives them a strong grounding in a sport in a short space of time (and they learn whether they’d like to pursue that sport in the future), along with confidence and a sense of accomplishment. During school vacations, we follow the activity program we prepare for these periods, with trips to the Van Gogh Museum, NEMO, the Artis zoo, and the Kabouterbos (fairy-tale forest).

You’ll find us in the heart of South Amsterdam, yet at only 3 minutes from the A10 highway.

We pick up at the following schools:

  • Amsterdamse Montessori + Dependance
  • Willemspark
  • 2e Dalton school
  • Kleine Nicolaas
  • Nicolaas Maes
  • Hildebrand van Loon
  • Europaschool

Pick-up days and times at schools may vary. Is your school not listed? Ask our Customer Relations department on 020 423 54 22 about the possible options.

In this location you will find Kindergarden Villa Vondel

  • Playing outdoors

    Playing outdoors isn’t only healthy, children tend to learn and play differently indoors than they do outdoors. That’s why we’re often outside and because we don’t have our own playground, we always do that in the Vondelpark or Amstelpark.

  • Studio

    The children can really give a free rein to their fantasy and creativity here. We challenge them by offering many different types of materials (wood, bricks, clay, paint, and such things as Ecoline). So they’re not only doing crafts and drawing but also designing, building, and handcrafts.

  • Kids’ kitchen

    We have a real Kids’ kitchen that’s been adapted for a child’s height. The children learn chopping, kneading, baking, and working together here. We teach them all about healthy ingredients, working independently and following recipes.

  • Vacation trips

    We have a wide range of activities on offer during the vacations, ranging from silent discos to a guest lecture by a reptile expert. The activities are so diverse that every child feels catered for. And we don’t just stay at the location either; we also take trips such as a day out at Nemo or play outdoors in Amsterdamse bos.

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Rates 2022

Rate per hour: € 8,71

Pick up from school

Depending on distance from school with BSO bus, cargo bike or on foot.


On Wednesdays and Fridays and during holidays

Workshops and activities

Organized by the pedagogical staff of the location.


External outings during the holiday period (under supervision).

Opening hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: from 2:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm

During holidays and study days: from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Meet some of our team members

Bij Kindergarden is elk kind uniek en bieden wij een veilige en vertrouwde omgeving waar de kinderen zich optimaal kunnen ontwikkelen. In mijn functie als pedagogisch expert kan ik daar een bijdrage aan leveren.

Pedagogisch expert

Ik geniet ervan iedere week een gevarieerd menu voor de kinderen te maken. Ik kan hier echt mijn eigen creativiteit in kwijt. Maar wat mij het meest gelukkig maakt is wanneer de kindjes mij vertellen hoe lekker zij het vonden en alle bordjes helemaal leeg zijn.

After-school kok

Het leukste van mijn werk is het luisteren naar de vele verhalen die de kinderen vertellen tijdens het ophalen of op de After-school. Ze hebben een geweldige fantasie, en dat zie je terug in de meest bijzondere verhalen die ze vertellen over wat ze allemaal meemaken en doen.

Pedagogisch medewerker After-school

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Hi, I'm Danique van Houten, location manager of Kindergarden Villa Vondel Amsterdam.

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Location manager Kindergarden Villa Vondel Amsterdam

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