the best and most beautiful places for yoga in amsterdam
Stress!! Everyone knows the problem. To travel is, of course, my number one cure for this phenomenon. Unfortunately, we can’t always just leave town for a beautiful trip. That’s why a relaxing yoga session is my number two favourite. It’s a getaway from this busy city and I can just relax, simply with some yoga in Amsterdam. Maybe you think yoga isn’t your thing because you have to be agile? NO! You’re wrong! Most of the yoga centers offer different programs so everyone is able to practice this hobby. So, there’s just one thing left to do: find your perfect yoga club in Amsterdam.
8 x great options for yoga schools in Amsterdam
Yogafest: In a beautiful historic building near Westerpark this yoga school opened the doors in the fall of 2016. They host teachers from all over the world for special classes and have several rooms for practice. Also nice: this yogaschool has a great vegan restaurant in-house where you can have a healthy breakfast or lunch! Also when you don’t go for yoga you’re welcome for food and drinks.
Haarlemmerweg 4, Amsterdam – yogafeststudio.com
Delight Yoga: Plenty of choice at the wonderful studios of Delight Yoga. Everybody is welcome 24/7 thanks to the diverse yoga programs. After class, you can afterglow with a nice cup of tea. There are several locations in Amsterdam so chances are one is near you!
Several locations, Amsterdam – delightyoga.nl
Absolute Yoga: Would you like to combine pleasure with the useful? If so, Absolute Yoga is it for you. They offer ‘hot & sweaty yoga classes’, bikram yoga. You burn extra calories with this, but it takes some effort as all the positions are done in a room that’s 40°C.
Overtoom 230, Amsterdam – absoluteyogaamsterdam.com
Secret Yoga Club: This is a great one for the adventurous yogis. This ‘club’ thinks it’s too boring to be in the same studio every time. Therefore they always practice their favorite hobby in different places. Become a ‘secret yogi’ yourself and discover their next spot!
Verschillende locaties, Amsterdam – stadswild.nl/secret-yoga-club
Volksyoga: Yoga with a view! It’s so much better to exercise outside. Add a wonderful view to it and the experience can’t get better. At Volksyoga, you can practice this sport on the rooftop of the Volkshotel. In the morning or in the evening? That’s up to you! But we assure you’ll have an unique experience!
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam – website
Studio 191: Something for everybody at Studio 191. It will be really hard to choose a favorite because of the unique approach of every lesson. Our favorite is ‘Beats Yoga’. Get your booty shaken on the funky beats while you’re twisting your body in different positions. But it’s so much fun! This is the best way to start your Sunday!
Lutmastraat 191, Amsterdam – studio191.weebly.com
Tula Amsterdam: This yoga studio now has 2 locations in the West of Amsterdam. It’s a small, but pretty yoga school with lots of personal attention. They offer several types of yoga, even for pregnant women and for 55 years and over, but the main focus is on Yin, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga.
Houtrijkstraat 38 & Bos en Lommerplein 175, Amsterdam – tula-amsterdam.nl
Hot Flow Yoga: This yoga studio offers bikram yoga at several locations in Amsterdam. The studios are being heated by infrared radiations, which also has a positive effect on your muscles. So that’s a win-win situation! They now have locations in the Jordaan, Rivierenbuurt and Old South.
Several locations, Amsterdam – hotflowyoga.nl
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Header image credit/source: The House of Yoga
Anne de Buck