Sports and Fitness Clubs in Amsterdam
Amsterdam area has many sports clubs. All the major sports also have a club for students. Sport fans certainly needn't sweat it in Amsterdam. With several stadiums in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and a packed list of sporting events, it's in good shape to keep sport lovers happy – whether you're game for a spot of spectating or prefer to get involved yourself.
You might be aiming for more muscle power, weightloss, or perhaps you don’t have a set goal. Whatever you desire, there are around 40-50 gyms in Amsterdam’s city center. Plan your visit during an Ajax championship game and catch the city’s football fever! Amsterdam residents practically have the Ajax team logo – the head of the Greek hero – tattooed on their hearts and football is a major uniting force in the city. The Amsterdam ArenA is home to Ajax and the club’s museum, with exhibits dedicated to past club heroes and achievements. The ArenA also offers stadium tours.
Sport lovers looking for a different spectator experience can check out other popular sports, such as field hockey, cycling, ice hockey and swimming. Field hockey is popular in the Netherlands, and visitors can experience the excitement at Wagenerstadion in Amstelveen.
Take in an event, then keep the ball rolling by getting active in Amsterdam's many parks, or by taking part in a public event. The Vondelpark is where many residents get physical and it's easily explored by rollerblading, jogging or cycling through. Rollerbladers can join the Friday Night Skate, a roller skating procession departing from the park every Friday evening. Cruising Amsterdam on a bicycle will leave you feeling like a local in no time, but you can also kick it up a gear and head to the city’s forested park, the Amsterdamse Bos, for a more sporty cycling experience.
One of the most luxurious fitness clubs / gyms of Amsterdam can be found hidden behind a discrete entrance at the Lijnbaansgracht. Here, in the very city center of Amsterdam, more than 50 classes are on offer, one can find a substantial selection of strength and cardio equipment, eighteen personal trainers, luxury wellness facilities, a health shop, a day care center and the most flexible opening hours that you’ll find anywhere in Amsterdam.
Splash Health Club Leidseplein offers you state-of-the-art fitness facilities with plenty of daylight and a gorgeous view over the Leidseplein. Spread out over four floors, this fitness club comprises of an impressive 2600 square meters.
There are 3 ‘Fit for free’ gyms in Amsterdam. ‘Fit for free’ offers the cheapest gym memberships. Fitness for everyone. Whether you're young or old, beginner or advanced. At Fit For Free you can throughout the Netherlands to work on your health. With 78 clubs Fit For Free is one of the largest fitness chains in the Netherlands where you can work throughout the country with membership card in a professional and pleasant environment to your health.
Sports World Amsterdam is inspiring club for fitness, group classes, yoga, personal training, squash and more. The club occupies a unique historic building (1887) in East Gate, Watergraafsmeer. Sports World offers much more than a regular gym or sports club in Amsterdam. Get into motion and get through a free weekly pass. Join one of the 125 classes per week.