Amstelveen offers a comprehensive range of sports. The possibilities range from football to bridge and Line dancing to volleyball. Sports are often played on a club basis and you may be required to register before playing.
Individual participation, however, is also possible. You will find several fitness centres throughout Amstelveen. The municipality guide, available from the information desk at the Town Hall +31(0)20 540 49 11, provides a list of all the sports clubs and facilities in Amstelveen.
Worth mentioning, are the facilities provided by the Meerkamp swimming pool. Swimming lanes, aqua-aerobics, children’s swimming lessons and recreational swimming are just some of the options offered by the swimming pool on the Van der Hooplaan. For more information visit the website www.meerkamp.nl
Stichting Amstelveens Sportbedrijf (SAS) (Amstelveen sports management foundation) is a non-profit organisation implementing municipal policies with regard to sport and games. SAS deals with matters including:
- management and rental of sports accommodation
- development and execution of programmes encouraging participation in sport by people of any age
- swimming lessons and water activities
For more information please contact Amstelveens Sportbedrijf +31 (0)20 347 3450 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two cricket clubs based in Amstelveen. VRA Cricket club and ACC Cricket club. VRA Cricket club is situated in the Amsterdam Forest and has a rich history in the cricketing spheres within Holland. As you might have seen by their recent exploits in the Cricket World Cup, Dutch cricket is played with passion and commitment but also highlights the best aspect of amateur cricket - to enjoy it. VRA takes their cricket seriously (as they have several current Internationals and the first team became national champion seven times in the last ten years) but also places large emphasis on playing the game for fun, and enjoying all the social aspects that go along with it. For more information please visit www.vra.nl.
ACC Cricket Club formed in 1921, is a friendly, social and successful club, based in the Amsterdam/Amstelveen area. They have 3 pitches available during the weekend and only one during the week since they share the grounds with a golf club.
ACC Club completely open club, with a thriving social scene, they continually welcome new members, whether seeking high quality Sunday league cricket or the gentler delights of a Saturday afternoon friendly, there is a team for everyone. For more information please visit www.acc-cricket.nl.
The European Go Cultural Centre (EGCC) is a non-profit organization with the aim of spreading the boardgame Go in Europe and to inform the public in Europe about the existence, background and rules of the ancient game of Go. They work closely with the European Go Federation and organizing tournaments and courses. In cooperation with most national associations they have developed and produced promotion and teaching material, which is available in seventeen European languages. The building where the EGCC is situated is owned by the Nihon Ki-in and loaned to the Foundation Nihon Ki-in European Go Cultural Centre to be used as a place to play go. For more information about the European Go centre in Amstelveen please visit www.go-center.nl
If you wish to play golf Golf centre Amsteldijk offers you a wonderful area of more than 25 acres where you can enjoy everything golf has to offer in a natural setting. For more information visit the website of Amsteldijk.
Aalsmeer, a municipality next to Amstelveen, consists of a large number of lakes called the “Westeinderplassen”. They form one of the biggest lakes of the Netherlands. Join a Guided tour or sail on a “Westeinder” or a small boat. For more information please visit the website www.vvvaalsmeer.nl