Did you know that free maternity courses and workshops are being offered for everyone living in Amsterdam? This is being organized by Rondom de Geboorte, which is an initiative of Youth Health Care. The courses which are offered are provided for expectant parents and after the birth for new parents.
Some courses or workshops are only offered online at the moment, but others are offered at various locations throughout the city. Attending a course is a great opportunity to get in contact with other expectant parents or to get to know new mums and dads.
This website gives you an overview of the courses offered in Dutch. However, there is also a prenatal course offered in English.
The prenatal course will prepare you during 8 weekly sessions for delivery. This course is free if you have an income from minimum benefit.
Workshops for mum and baby
It’s also possible to attend various workshops for which a registration fee or minimum fee for those who have a “Stadspas” is required. The themes of these workshops vary from soothing a newborn baby to learning how to massage your baby. At the moment these courses are offered only in Dutch.
The workshop “Bonding with your baby” is offered in English and to mums who are still pregnant and who want to learn how to connect with their baby. This workshop is free of charge in Reigersbos.