Amsterdam Sports and Outdoor Activities

(Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands)

There is an enormous amount of sports available to visitors in the city of Amsterdam, and being only minutes away from open countryside, it has many activities to tempt all lovers of the outdoors. Spectators and participants in all sports are well catered for in Amsterdam.


The main athletics events take place at the Ajax Stadium, Middenweg, the Olympic Stadium, Stadionplein, and the Sporthal Zuid, Ijsbaanpad.


There is a bowling centre at Scheldeplein.


Amsterdam is a city of cyclists and they are to be seen everywhere. Visitors who would like to join their ranks can easily hire bikes to either explore the city themselves or to take part in organised tours in or around Amsterdam.

Football / Soccer

Amsterdam Arena Stadium

Address: Arena Boulevard 1
Tel: +31 (0)20 311 1333
Amsterdam Arena Stadium is home to Amsterdam's world-famous Ajax football team, one of the top teams in both The Netherlands and Europe. Concerts and other events take place at this 52,000-seater stadium.

Fitness Centres and Gyms

For visitors who wish to maintain their fitness regime Amsterdam offers a good selection of gymnasiums:

Brightside Conditiecentrum and Fitness

Address: Zocherstraat 42 1
Tel: +31 (0)20 683 4436

Garden Gym

Address: Jodenbreestraat 158
Tel: +31 (0)20 626 8772

Golf Courses

There are several golf courses in and around Amsterdam:

The Amsterdamse Golf Club

Address: Zwarte Laantje 4
Tel: +31 (0)20 694 3650

Golfbaan Sloten

Address: Sloterweg 1045
Tel: +31 00 614 2402

Sportpark de Weeren

Address: Vollendammerweg 316
Tel: +31 (0)20 632 5558

Horse Riding

The best place for horse riding is in the Amsterdamse Bos, which is in the south of the city.


There are many opportunities for joggers but perhaps the best tracks are to be found in the Amsterdamse Bos and the Amstelpark.


The best minigolf courses are to be found in the Amsterdamse Bos, the Amstelpark and the Sloterpark.

Squash Courts

Amstelborgh / Borchland

Address: Borchlandweg 6 12
Tel: +31 (0)20 563 3333

Squash City

Address: Ketelmakerstraat 6
Tel: +31 (0)20 626 7883

Swimming Pools

There are numerous pools throughout the city with facilities for open-air and indoor swimming and many hotels in the city have their own pools.


Address: De Mirandalaan 9
Tel: +31 (0)20 546 4444


Address: Sneeuwbalweg 5
Tel: +3 1 020 636 8121


Public courts can be found in many of Amsterdam's city parks and several of the best hotels boast their own tennis courts.


Address: Koenenkade 8
Tel: +31 (0)20 301 0700

Tennishal Kadoelen

Address: Sportpark Kadoelen 5
Tel: +31 (0)20 631 3194

Frans Otten Stadion

Address: Stadionstraat 10
Tel: +31 (0)20 66 2876

Gold Star Tennis

Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan 20
Tel: +31 (0)20 644483