Expat sports groups & clubs in Amsterdam

AAC Rugby
A friendly international rugby club, AAC is for all who want to play, support, watch, walk or talk rugby.
Telephone: 020-611 0719
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aacrugby.com

Aikidojo Amstelveen
Classes: Monday, Tuesday and Friday at three locations in Amstelveen. Also has a programme for kids.
Telephone: 06 5249 6612
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aikidojoamstelveen.nl

Aikido school Tenchi Ryu
Free trial lesson before you commit to a programme. Women and men train together; also available for kids.
Website: www.tenchiryu.nl

American Baseball Federation
ABF is a non-profit volunteer organisation that has been providing sports programs for all ages and nationalities. Either sign up to play or be a volunteer.
Website: www.abfsport.nl

Amsterdam Cricket Club
The Amsterdam Cricket Club formed in 1921 and is a family-friendly, social and successful club in the Amsterdam/Amstelveen area. Whether seeking high-quality Sunday league cricket or the gentler delights of a Saturday afternoon friendly, there is a team for everyone. There is also an extensive Colt’s section for children from the ages of 6 to 16.
Website: www.acc-cricket.nl

Amsterdam Derby Dames
Amsterdam’s best roller derby crew. Head along and watch them scrimmage, or get amongst it.
Website: www.amsterdamderbydames.nl

Amsterdam Gaelic Athletic Football Club
All ages, abilities and backgrounds welcome. Teams train weekly at Amstelveen Rugby Club.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.amsterdamgac.nl

Amsterdam Hash House Harriers
Running club with friendly social aspect, stopping frequently for a beer! Meets weekly on Sundays at 17:00 (summer) and at 15:00 (winter).
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.harrier.nl 

Amsterdam Municipal Golf Club
Before you start playing you must get your golf ability licence (Golfvaardigheidsbewijs). This is a standardised test and licensing process which players of the game must go through in order to be allowed to play on many golf courses in the Netherlands.
Website: www.amsterdammuni.com

Amsterdam Netball
Amsterdam’s first netball club invites new players to join its social and competitive teams. The club meets twice per week for training and is especially welcoming towards newcomers to Amsterdam.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.amsterdamnetball.com

ASV Arsenal Saturday 2nds
An 11-a-side, mens football/soccer team playing in KNVB Reserve Class 2. Arsenal is a predominately expat team, so very flexible with attendance and availability and a friendly set-up where new players are always welcome.
Email: [email protected]  
Website: www.facebook.com/AsvArsenal1

ATAC – Amsterdam Triathlon and Cycling Club
Focussed on triathlon and cycling, ATAC is a social club that welcomes expats and locals alike, with training going hand in hand with coffee stops and after-training drinks. There is also an active social calendar that extends to athletes significant others and families. They have regular rides and runs for beginners through to experienced cyclists and triathletes, and welcome new members.
Website: www.atac-club.nl
Email: [email protected]

Australian Rules Football
For young, old and the experienced. Teams train weekly in different locations. Also play matches across Europe.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aussierules.nl

British Society Badminton and Squash
Social networking group and sports society. Open to all, of any age or background.
Telephone: 06 5170 8081
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.britishsocietyofamsterdam.org

Indoor climbing
There are a few climbing walls in the city – and this website lists them all and the climbing options available at each.
Website: www.indoorclimbing.com/netherlands.html

Dragon Boat Club
If you have always wanted to give this a try, then contact the club; the tryouts are free as part of their normal training routine.
Website: www.ehdc.nl

Floorball Club Amsterdam Agents
The Agents dodge the rain by playing indoors, but not on ice. The result is pure adrenaline.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.amsterdamfloorball.nl

Footy Football Leagues 
Form a team with friends, colleagues, house mates or whoever. All you need to do is pick a night of the week at a location that suits you and join a footballing competition. Players don’t have to be registered or pay a yearly subscription fee like a traditional club, and you can choose 5v5, 6v6 or 7v7, and even bubble football or archery tag.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.footy.eu

HV Myra Hockey Team
HV Myra in Amstelveen is Amsterdam’s only expat hockey team in Amsterdam. A dynamic group of expat men, the team have mixed levels of experience but share one goal: having fun! Practice is on Wednesdays at 21:00, with league matches on Sundays during the season. In the summer period there’s ZomerAvond Hockey, where anyone can join and try it out. New players with hockey experience are always welcome.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hvmyra.nl (see Heren 10 for the expat team)

House of Running
A social running club offering programmes for all fitness levels to prepare for various races, such as the Amsterdam Marathon, half marathon or Dam to Damloop race. Get in great shape, make friends and have fun. The group meets weekly in Amsterdam, with two 20-21 week training seasons per year.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.houseofrunning.com

At this gym you'll learn the famous 'Mejiro-style'. Kickbox training that is accessible for everyone: young and old, male and female, beginners and experienced.
Website: www.mejirogym.nl

Kicks Football
Founded as a non-profit project of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), Kicks offers flexible football for busy people on busy schedules. With no long-term commitment necessary, join whenever and wherever you like and meet new people while taking part in training sessions, tournaments and league games. Free training sessions are available for new players.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kicksvoetbal.nl/en

Randstad Harings Diving Club
The website of the first open British sub-aqua club branch serving The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam. The Netherlands may not have been high on your list of places to dive, but this club has some exceptional and surprising dive outings.
Website: https://randstadharings.org/

Slim Tennis
Slim Tennis is situated near Amsterdam Zuid WTC and offers tennis lessons for expats of all levels (including beginners). Custom lessons are possible, plus individual and group lessons can also be held during work lunch hours. These can be provided in English, French or Dutch.
Website: www.slimtennis.nl

There are courts dotted around the city suburbs, its just a matter of finding them. For a quick game try the Amstelpark courts. With 21 outdoor and 11 indoor courts, you can play tennis whenever it suits you.
Website: www.zuiveramsterdam.nl

Top Row
Learn the essential skills of rowing on Amsterdams beautiful canals. Or perhaps further out of town, surrounded by trees and green pastures. Top Row provides opportunities for beginners, groups and more experienced rowers. The instructors lead classes in boats for 1 to 4 people. New classes begin every eight weeks.
Website: www.toprow.nl

Touch Rugby XXX
Touch Rugby (or TOUCH) is a minimal contact sport played by men, women and children of all ages around the world. The XXX Amsterdam touch club runs a weekly session, as well as formal leagues and domestic and international representative teams. The club is open to anyone interested in the sport regardless of level of experience and it is based at Sportpark Het Loopveld.
Website: www.amsterdamtouch.nl