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.