Kindergarden Steigereiland

  • Boeierstraat 1
    1086 VD Amsterdam

Hi, I'm Manon Oosterhoff-van der Weide, location manager of Kindergarden Steigereiland Amsterdam.

Would you like to come and take a look at our childcare location?

The IJburg neighborhood is a very child-friendly area surrounded by water on the outskirts of Amsterdam, and you’ll find its wide-open spaces reflected in our after-school club, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant high ceilings. Since we believe in listening to the children, we run all activities by them first – this creates a lovely and homey atmosphere with a strong “feel-good vibe.”

When it comes to activities, we always offer the children a choice between two alternatives (they can read on the noticeboard what’s on for that day). We always offer children the opportunity to provide their own input or spend some “me-time” in a corner before joining the others. The 8+ group has its own separate corner where they can retreat if they like to, plus their own noticeboard on which they write down the activities for the entire week. During the special themed weeks, we cook, do crafts, and engage in various physical activities together.

Over the summer months we let the children participate in lots of sports, and during the winter period we have snowball fights – while indoors we keep the kids entertained with artificial snowballs, discos, and various performances. We have a small platform that we use as a stage for the performances the kids put together themselves.

You’ll find the Steigereiland after-school club on the edge of IJburg, near the A10 highway.

We pick up at the following schools:

  • Zuiderzeeschool
  • Montessori Steigereiland
  • Neptunes

The schools where we collect can change. Collection days and times may vary depending on the school.

Explore the unique childcare at Kindergarden Steigereiland

  • 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.

  • Library

    Time out. A bit of me-time, quietly reading a magazine or book. There’s a huge choice on offer from picture books to reading books. Many of our children curl up on the sofa in the afternoon to read a Donald Duck magazine.

  • 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.

  • Theater

    A fantastic space where each child can completely live out his or her fantasy. Face-painting and singing are among the options and with all the stage props and costumes, the kids put on some fantastic performances.

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Childcare rates 2024

Rate per hour: € 9,44

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 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesday: from 12:15 pm to 6:30 pm

During holidays and study days: from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Frequently asked questions about our childcare

Photos from our childcare center


Kindergarden Steigereiland


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

Hi, I'm Manon Oosterhoff-van der Weide, location manager of Kindergarden Steigereiland 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!

Manon Oosterhoff-van der Weide
Location manager Kindergarden Steigereiland Amsterdam

What makes childcare from Kindergarden so unique?