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Short Yoga Break in The Netherlands

Welcome to Ilma Yoga House, who loves to offer you a nice homely atmosphere where yoga and Meditation are practiced daily. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced yogi; everybody is welcome. There is the option to do detox as well.

Ilma Yoga House is situated 20 minutes from the city center of Amsterdam, by metro/subway. It´s based next to a lake called Gaasperplas, a great lake and nature area to walk or bike around, lots of fresh air and also there is a possibility to do canoeing and swimming. During summertime the teachings are mostly outside.

If you have any special wishes or needs please contact Ilma in advance.

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  • Daily yoga class
  • Location in a natural area
  • 2 nights cozy accommodation
  • Healthy self-service breakfast can be taken
  • Airport transfer available (at extra cost)
  • Smoking on balcony possible
  • Experienced yoga instructor
  • Bikes and cars for rent
  • Free use of canoes
  • Free kitchen use

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (US$41 per person)
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  • Lounge
  • Terrace

Yoga House

The yoga house has a homely community-like atmosphere with an extra large room which can host max. 4 people. The apartment and bathroom are shared. Smoking is allowed only on the balcony.


  • One camper van; can accommodate max. 4 people.

Yurt or Tipi (only in summer period April-September)

A yurt/Ger can accommodate max. 8 people. Mongolian tents named yurts or Gers are very cosy to stay in. Because of their round structure, a kind of holy geometrical form with 70 sticks, and awareness of the earth, water, fire and wind elements they make people usually feel a sense of sacred silence inside the tent, bringing inner peace. The yurt will be on a campsite in Amsterdam.


At your arrival day Ilma will try to schedule your first yoga class together with you depending which time you will arrive.

The following days will have approximately the following program:

  • Yoga (usually at 8:00 am)
  • Breakfast
  • Choice of activities created by you

Included excursions

There are no excursions included, but if you wish to book a bike tour in the area or a campervan tour to nearby cities, just discus the availability and price with Ilma.


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Retreat location

Ilma Yoga House is situated in a beautiful nature area called Gaasperplas. There is the possibility to walk or jog around the lake, and swim in it in the summer. The lake hosts a sailing club, canoe, windsurfing and dragon boat facilities, is popular with dogs, and has a sheltered public beach on the south shore. It even has a dog beach! Free bike and Free canoeing can be done when you are with Ilma Yoga House.

Surrounding the Gaasperplas are the nearby villages of Abcoude and Weesp, the AMC medical center, Ziggo Dome, and the Amsterdam Arena, where AJAX has their home base. One of Amsterdam's principal campsites is located in the area as well. One of Amsterdam's metro lines (53) terminates at the station of the same name; in 20 minutes you will reach the city center.

Private tours to Volendam, Edam, Monickendam, Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof, and the beach area are possible with the campervan; just contact Ilma in advance to make this possible.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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At Ilma Yoga House you are welcome to prepare your own meals. If you have booked a yoga only retreat, a self-service breakfast is included. If you wish to have lunch as well you can use the kitchen to prepare something or order from outside or from Ilma Yoga House. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please let Ilma know so she can prepare for that.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The beautiful area the Gaasperplas used to be a flower exhibition area 20 years ago; the Floriade. Now you can still enjoy the parks and the lake. All is resonating very peacefully with its surrounding.

Other means of recreation are; sailing, canoeing, camping, horse riding, playing tennis and surfing.

  • There are city tours with the camper van
  • Massages are offered (25EUR/30minutes)
  • Free canoes available
  • Bikes are rented (10 EUR/24hrs). For bike lovers, there are little villages close by, like Weesp and Abcoude, Loosdrecht and Vinkeveen, which offer water recreation. You can also bike to Amsterdam (1 hour) or take the subway (20 minutes) to the city center.
  • Visit the Amsterdam Arena and/or the Heineken Music Hall
  • Rent skeelers (a kind of inline skates) or borrow some tennis rackets to play on the public court

If you wish to do one of the below activities, please contact Ilma:

  • Take a bike ride in the countryside
  • Take a camper trip to the tulip fields (only in end March & April )
  • Visit any other place by camper (Edam, Monickendam,Volendam Zaanse schans)

Spa treatments

Massage treatments are bookable on request: 25 EUR per half an hour.

For people who like to have a whole day of spa, you can go to Spa Weesp (just 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike from the Yoga House).

What's included

  • 1 yoga class per day
  • 1 meditation session daily
  • Daily meals
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Insurances
  • Massages
  • Transport from and to Ilma Yoga House (available upon request)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • City tours

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from A10

  • From the A10 take exit S112 in the direction of Zuid-oost, Gaasperdam.
  • Drive at the speed of around 70 km per hour until you reach the traffic lights to go on the A9.
  • On the A9, take the first left and then take the first right
  • You have reached the garage of Leerdamhof.

Driving directions from A9

  • From the A9 take the same exit S112.
  • Once you have reached the traffic lights, take the direction Gaasperdam, turn left at the traffic lights and then take the first road to the right.
  • The Leerdamhof parking garage will appear in front of you.

Arrival by subway

  • Take the subway 53 from Amstel station, Duivendrecht, Dieme Zuid, or Central Station in the direction Gaasperplas. It will take approximately 20 minutes to get to the last stop of the line, which is Gaasperplas.
  • Get off the subway and walk downstairs. You will see a red bicycle path, go to the right and follow the path. This runs all the way until you will see a blue school on your right hand side and a tennis court on your left, continue straight on until you reach a junction. There, you have to turn left, then go straight ahead until you see a lake and small boats, than at the last block on your right you have reached block L.
  • Your destination is Leerdamhof 471; Ilma Yoga House.
Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Airport transfer available: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (US$41 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 1 days before arrival.

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