Kindergarden Herengracht

  • Herengracht 244
    1016 BT Amsterdam

Hi, I'm Gwenn Klein, location manager of Kindergarden Herengracht Amsterdam. Would you like to come and take a look at our childcare location?

We look forward to welcoming you at our elegant canal house, with its intimate and homely feel, spacious hallway and a kitchen that is, as the saying goes, the “heart of our home.” All our beautifully designed rooms have a warm and homelike feel, and we’ve created clearly marked areas for your baby to crawl to and discover various toys and other play products. This familiarity gives them a sense of comfort and security. We’ve also made a point of restricting the number of stimuli in these corners, so as to prevent your child from getting too distracted and keeping the focus on his or her game.

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.

Explore the unique childcare at Kindergarden Herengracht

  • Baby garden

    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.

  • Toddler dance

    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. 

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On our childcare center, we have horizontal groups

Every child lives in a world where everything impresses – and everything has an impact. That is why we work with horizontal groups at our childcare locations.

2 Babygroups
0 - 2 year
1 Infant group
1 - 3 year
1 Toddler group
2 - 4 year

Our childcare through the eyes of 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!

Rogier Kruijs
Father of Tymen (1 years)

Childcare rates 2024

Rate per hour: € 12,49

Hot lunch

Freshly and warmly prepared lunch and baby snacks.


Diapers and baby wipes by Pampers and Naty, and Naïf and Sudocrem care products.


Follow-up and growing-up formula by Nutrilon, Hipp Bio, Biobim and Pure Goat Company.

Pacifiers & bottles

Pacifiers and bottles by MAM, Difrax, Bibs, Avent and Dr. Brown.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Frequently asked questions about our childcare

Photos from our childcare center


Kindergarden Herengracht


Are you coming to take a look at our childcare location?

Hi, I'm Gwenn Klein, location manager of Kindergarden Herengracht Amsterdam.

Did you know that everything in a child's surrounding can affect them? For that reason, we’ve carefully considered everything we do. Absolutely everything. That’s the secret of Kindergarden. Curious? Feel free to come and take a look at our childcare location!

Gwenn Klein
Location manager Kindergarden Herengracht Amsterdam

What makes childcare from Kindergarden so unique?