Looking for the right place to practice yoga in Amsterdam? There are so many studios in the city that finding one is easy – choosing is the hard part. Our guide brings together some of the best options in a variety of styles, so you can easily find the studio that’s right for you!
What’s in our guide to Amsterdam yoga?
When you think of Amsterdam you might not immediately think of yoga. Amsterdam is more closely associated with Van Gogh or Rembrandt, canals and bicycles, and of course, the coffeeshops where you don’t order coffee.
But the Amsterdam yoga scene is huge — there are a ton of options in every neighborhood. It’s a perfect way to stretch out your body after too many hours wandering the canals and museums.
Whether you’re looking for Yin, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, or you don’t know what you’re looking for, there is definitely a class for you. We practiced in a few studios while we were staying in Amsterdam and chose our favourites for this guide.
Most studios offer drop-in fees and almost all have classes in English, which is great for travellers like us.
We noticed that several yoga studios in Amsterdam seems to be shifting to a subscription method — which we LOVE. For a flat rate (between €55 and €99 per month) you get access to all classes at the studio. So if you’re in town for a while you might want try this option.
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Your Guide to Finding the Right Amsterdam Yoga Studio for Your Practice
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Where We Practiced Yoga in Amsterdam
3 locations in Amsterdam
Price: €15 single class / €50 ten-class pack / €70 unlimited monthly (other packages available)
I chose Patrick Vermeulen’s vinyasa class at Svaha Yoga (and stayed for a free meditation session afterwards). The class was at their downtown studio in one of the oldest and most historic alleyways of Amsterdam.
Patrick offered clear instructions, was very attentive to the students, and offered manual adjustments when appropriate. He did a great job of making us feel at ease in the practice, while also encouraging us to push our boundaries in the postures.
The downtown studio is right off the Kalverstraat, in the heart of the popular shopping district, which means you get to practice yoga to the hum of the city. That’s another way of saying you’ll likely be able to hear people chatting and laughing in the cafés and bars below the studio while you’re practicing.
With three yoga studios in Amsterdam (Svaha also has a studio in the Jordaan and one in North Amsterdam) you should be able to easily visit one of them from your accommodation.
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2 locations in Amsterdam
Style: Lots of variety based on your intention for class
Price: €15 single class / €60 ten-class pack / €80 unlimited monthly (other packages available)
I took the Sweat & Flow class at the Yagoy West studio with Iris van Opstal. Iris did a good job of helping us let the city drop away as we stepped into our flow. It wasn’t as sweaty as I was expecting based on the name but we did build some heat.
Yagoy offer classes all day at two locations, which means you should be able to find something that meets your needs. They make it easy to book a class and their drop-in fee is affordable, so no excuses!
De Pijp, Ceintuurbaan 243
Style: Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra
Price: €15 single class / €100 ten-class pack / €65 unlimited monthly (other packages available)
Anna Smit runs this beautiful and serene one-room Sukha Yoga studio in Amsterdam where they focus on quality teaching and building community. Sukha offers vinyasa and yin classes daily, plus some yoga nidra classes during the week.
Classes are in Dutch or English. Just let the teacher know before class if you don’t speak Dutch and they will make sure to give you instructions in English.
Other Recommended Amsterdam Yoga Studios
4 studios in Amsterdam
Style: Astanga focus, also offer other varieties
Delight Yoga offers more than 300 classes per week across their locations! Rooted in Astanga Yoga, they also offer hatha, vinyasa, yin, restoratives, basics, prenatal, and meditation classes.
Central Amsterdam, Eerste Rozendwarsstraat 10
Style: A variety of Yang Hatha, Yin, 50+, Yang Vinyasa, Core Flow, and Meditation
All teachers at Yoga Garden teach Functional Yoga. That means they are more interested in how you feel than in how you look in the poses. At Yoga Garden they believe that your yoga practice should not try to make you into something you are not, but to stimulate you to become the best version of yourself possible.
They teach a variety of yang hatha, yin, 50+, yang vinyasa, core flow, and meditation.
Amsterdam Hot Yoga
Amsterdam West, Overtoom 230-232
Style: A range of styles all in a heated studio
Movements is a hot yoga and fitness studio offering Hatha, vinyasa, yin, pilates, and barre classes all in a heated environment. Their mission is to make everyone feel right at home.
All classes are open to all levels — beginners are always welcome.
Jordaan, Rozengracht 191
Style: Hot Power Yoga
If you’re looking to work hard and sweat while doing it, Equal Yoga is for you. They promise an incredible workout for both your body and mind as you sweat, burn, tone, relax, and de-stress — all in one class!.
Equal Yoga claim their classes are the toughest in town. They teach 60-minute set sequences that combine a mix of graceful flows for flexibility followed by static postures for core strength.
Iyengar Yoga in Amsterdam
We often stop in at the local Iyengar studio when we travel, but I didn’t get a chance in Amsterdam. The great thing about Iyengar studios is that you can be sure your teacher will be well educated and a proficient educator. Amsterdam has at least four Iyengar studios to choose from!
Live Yoga — Iyengar Yoga Shala Amsterdam
Amsterdam East, Celebesstraat 6
Live Yoga is a non-dogmatic and down-to-Earth studio. They offer weekly classes, workshops, and events with a warm community ambiance. Personal attention is central to their classes and you will definitely learn something here!
BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Amsterdam
Amsterdam East, Nieuwe Achtergracht 138
The BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute offers several classes per day, with more classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
As with any Iyengar studio, unless you are a regular student of Iyengar Yoga, it is recommended that you attend Level 1 classes. If you would like to attend Level 2 or Level 3 we strongly recommend (and at some studios it’s essential) that you get permission from the teacher first.
Iyengar Yoga Centrum Amsterdam
Central Amsterdam, Molenpad 15-17
Besides the general classes, Iyengar Yoga Centrum Amsterdam offers prenatal classes, classes for 50+, private classes and workshops.
Pre-registration is not necessary. Just come down 15 minutes before class to sign in and pay.
Amsterdam West, Baarsjesweg 277
Through Iyengar yoga, Yogaschool Amsterdam offers students a space to breathe and a place to learn more about themselves: from anatomy to mental strength and all things in between. Along with Level 1, 2, & 3 Iyengar classes, they also offer classes for teachers, self-practice sessions, and restorative classes.
Yoga Retreats in Amsterdam
If you want to dedicate a few days of your stay in Amsterdam to yoga and mindfulness, one of these retreats might be perfect.
3 Days Yoga Retreat in Amsterdam
This homey yoga retreat is on a small lake about 20 minutes metro ride from Amsterdam’s city centre. You will have a daily yoga class and an evening guided meditation, while the day itself is left to you. Pop into Amsterdam to wander the canals or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the Netherlands beautiful nature.
3 Days Relaxing Meditation Yoga Retreat
About 1.5 hours by train from Amsterdam, this yoga retreat focusses on deep relaxation. Suitable for yoga novices or advanced yogis, the program will be tailored to your specific needs. When yoga is finished, you can sit and soak in the view from the house or get outside onto one of the many walking trails in the area.
We hope you found this guide to yoga in Amsterdam useful! Our goal is to make it easy for you to find the right class. If you did get a chance to practice in Amsterdam, let us know in the comments below.
♥ Happy mindful adventures, Jane & Stephen
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