The best way to learn how to sail is by practice. For younger children, age 8-12, an Optimist is the perfect boat. This lightweight boat with one sail responds directly to the wind and rudder. Therefore, young sailors will almost automatically discover the basics of sailing. The younger you start with sailing, the more easily you become familiar with the water.
The sailing course is 8 weeks, and per week you have a lesson of 2,5 hours.
Besides sailing courses we also offer Splashweeks, watersport parties for kids, rental and activities for schools. At our other location in Amsterdam, Rowing center Berlagebrug, we offer rowing lessons. Are you around? Please come and visit us and enjoy the peace at our terras with a cup of coffee.
Watersport activities for kids during May and Summer holidays! Holidays are coming up again. No school for a while and therefore plenty of time for fun things! At the Watersportcenter a fun option for everyone with the “Decathlon Splashweeks”: on the water with your friends and other children. The ideal way to make new friends during awesome activities and, above all, to have a lot of fun. Will we see you in a sailboat? Or maybe on a surfboard? Quickly view all options on the website for the perfect holiday.
Watersport parties for kids:
At the Watersportcenter you can choose 3 amazing watersport activities for kids. We have sailing, canoeing or build your own raft. All parties are supervised by trained instructors, who will make sure you will have a memorable party!
More info at: Watersport parties
We do have a lot of canoes, SUP boards, paddle boats and sailing boats for rent.
Rowing center Berlagebrug offers a wide variety of rowing courses. You can sign up for rowing courses all year round. Our professional team of qualified coaches will accompanying you during the classes, activities and clinics. Improving your rowing technique and physical fitness has our main priority. All the whilst you enjoy the breathtaking views over the Amstel River and the canals of Amsterdam.