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 Football (soccer)
Men’s football/soccer 1st team playing in the official KNVB league system. New players are always welcome to tryout.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/ExpatFootballAmsterdam


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 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, men’s 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


Golf Club Olympus
Golf Club Olympus is a friendly club that welcomes expats of all ages and abilities. The 18-hole championship course and smaller 9-hole par 3 & 4 course is located in Amsterdam Zuidoost. There are formal competitions as well as social events, and an emphasis on nurturing young talent. 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dehogedijk.nl/en/golfclub-olympus-english


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


Kickboxing
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


 MHC Amstelveen

Since 1952, Mixed Hockey Club Amstelveen has invited field hockey fans to learn, play and have fun. The club has around 650 members and has offerings for both kids and adults, as well as all skill levels. There are also social gatherings and expat family hockey events where you can meet fellow internationals. New to field hockey? Sign up for one of the club's regular training clinics (which are conducted in English) and learn the rules of the game.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mhc-amstelveen.nl


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


Spallys Kickboxing
Learn the art of kickboxing with classes suited to beginners or experienced kickboxers looking for their next challenge. Spallys offer individual or group classes at several locations and gyms around Amsterdam.
Website: www.spallys.nl  


Tennis
There are courts dotted around the city suburbs, it’s 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


Tennis lessons
Higgins Tennis Nederland offers tennis lessons in English for adults and children. They run camps and offer private lessons or group lessons at S.V. Triaz in Amsterdam.
Website: www.higginstennis.nl


Top Row
Learn the essential skills of rowing on Amsterdam’s 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