It is summer. The school holidays have started. Many people spend their holidays in the city. And everywhere in the Nieuw-West there are things to do. There are many free activities for adults and children.
You can choose between sports and exercise, see and do art, play and sail. In the park, by the waterfront, in the neighborhood house, next to the museum and on the sports field. Many, many activities in Nieuw-West are free.
Playing in New West
Boat trip on Sloterplas
Sail with the (whisper) boat ‘het Rabootje’ and discover what Natureluur looks like from the water. You will learn all about waterfowl and coastal plants and other flora and fauna at Sloterplas.
- July 20, August 22, August 24
- De Natureluur, President Allendelaan 4
- a ticket costs € 3.50 (€ 1.75 with Stadspas)
- swimming diploma required
- Register via www.denatureleur.nl
Photo exhibition Our view of Slotervaart
Residents of Slotervaart exhibit self-made pictures of their neighborhood. They show what the neighborhood means to them and what makes Slotervaart something special. Photographer Karin van de Wiel accompanied them. The exhibition is part of the neighborhood initiative ‘Together for a Clean, Safe, Connected Slotervaart’. Resident Larissa Korporaal last year received a neighborhood budget for this exhibit from local residents.
- until July 22nd
- August Allebe Plads
- Instagram: @Samenslotervaart
Take action for someone else!
In one day, children ages 8 to 12 take action for another to make the neighborhood a little more fun. In a talent quiz, they discover what they are good at. Then they explore the neighborhood with other children and a tutor. Think of a bold action, prepare it and then get started.
With the photo exhibition #herecomestheflod, the artist Rem van den Bosch picturesquely shows how high the water rises when the dikes break. Artist Van den Bosch photographed recognizable places across the country. Vulnerable places or which are otherwise related to climate change and sea level rise. For the exhibition in Amsterdam, Van den Bosch also photographed places in our capital. The pictures can be seen on billboards next to the Van Eesteren Museum.
Dance in the house in the District de Aker
In the coming months, residents can meet, meet and dance. Resident Josine Taus is hosting her third Diner Dancing this summer. This is one of the plans from the neighborhood’s budget for New West. Every Sunday evening you are welcome to (free) Latin dance lessons and free dancing.
Construction playground Het Landje
At the construction playground Het Landje in Rembrandtparken, children can build cabins with wood, tools and cloth. During the school holidays there are activities: sports, crafts and cooking. There are also 6 ponies that children can learn to ride for a small fee.
- during the summer
- Rembrandtpark, Staalmeesterslaan 197A
- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- register via the website (€ 12.50 per month for 2 lessons per week, with bypass 10, -, individual lesson € 4, -)
- see the program at facebook.com/bouwspeelplaats
Summer in Nieuw-West with children’s activities
Also this year, children aged 4 to 12 can enjoy (free) creative and sporting activities throughout the summer holidays. The activities are every weekday afternoon in Talentenhuis and in Glashuset.
- Monday 18 July to Friday 26. August
- Talent House, Lake and Speed 290
- Glass House, Place ’40 -’45
- register via the website: www.zomerinnieuwwest.nl
Osdorp Summer Boulevard Osdorp
Today, the shores of Sloterplas have been transformed into a cozy, atmospheric and colorful market with activities and stalls from local residents, with art and curiosities, homemade goods and good food. The market shows what Osdorp and Nieuw-West have to offer. Osdorpse Zomerboulevard is a residents’ initiative and made possible through the Nieuw-West Neighborhood Budget.
- Saturday, August 27, from 12:00 to 20:00
- on the banks of Sloterplas
Plays in the natural hour
De Natureluur is located in Sloterparken next to Børnegården. It is not just a playground, but a combination of play and learning in nature. There are exciting play equipment. Children can play in the water and learn about plants and animals in the park in a playful way. There are regular children’s activities. Tutors and activities are available from Monday to Friday.
- every day from 9.00 to 16.00.
- De Natureluur, President Allendelaan 4
‘Paint a flyover’
Many people find the viaduct at Hemsterhuisstraat – Marius Bauerstraat deserted and gray. Together with New Metropolis, the neighborhood initiative Samen Slotervaart arranges 2 creative brainstorm sessions. People can contribute ideas about the design and help the artist make it. Register via the website and participate in this community art project in Slotervaart.
ESAN in the summer
It’s summer and quiet in the neighborhoods. But not at ESAN, the Energetic Seniors Nieuw-West group. The activities just continue there. Over 50s can participate in activities such as hiking, creative activities, coffee drinking and chat, reading clubs. Really many activities. To make you happy and to get energy from. The organization is run by volunteers.
Dyeing and weaving
Weaving brings together a very old technique and cultural traditions. Of course, children aged 6 to 12 can dye with plants and weave in a weaving frame. The children will work with natural color baths and different weaving techniques.
- July 24, August 7, 14 and 21
- from 10.30 to 15.30
- Breeding place FLUGT, Burg. De Vlugtlaan 125
- sign up via the website
West Beach (film) festival
Behind the scenes, we work hard at the culinary and cultural festival at Sloterplas. With great food, live music, dancing and outdoor movies. Arrive on time, full is full.
- Thursday 15 September to Sunday 25 September
- at Sloterplas, Nordside 41, next to Sloterstranden
Kunstrute Sloterdijk – Spaarnwoude Park
Cyclists can cycle a 21-kilometer route along works of art in the Sloterdijk area and Spaarnwoude Park near Halfweg. The cycle route passes Geuzenveld, Slotermeer, Gardens of West and De Bretten. The route is marked with chalk marks on the path. You can download audio stories to your phone.