3 Days Yoga Retreat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Ilma Yoga House, Leerdamhof 471,1108 CN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Short Yoga Break in The Netherlands

Welcome to Ilma yoga House, who loves to offer you a nice homely atmosphere where Yoga, meditation, Detox and Ayurvedic cooking classes are taught. Situated next to a lake called Gaasperplas a great place to walk around or swim in. During summertime teachings are mostly outside. If you have special wishes or needs please contact us in advance. Namaste Ilma


  • Daily yoga class
  • Location in a natural area
  • 2 nights cozy accommodation
  • Healthy self-service breakfast can be taken.
  • Experienced yoga instructor
  • Free kitchen use
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English
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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. The breakfast is mostly self-service. Free use of kitchen, please clean it yourself after use.

At your arrival day we try to schedule your first yoga class. The following days will have approximately the following program:

  • Yoga (usually at 8 am)
  • Breakfast
  • Choice of activities

Beautifully situated in a nature area called Gaasperplas, Possibility to walk or jog around the lake, and swim in it in the summer. Bike rental and airport transfer are also offered for an additional price.

The lake hosts a sailing club, canoe, windsurfing and dragon boat facilities, is popular with anglers, and has a sheltered public beach on the south shore. One of Amsterdam's principle campsites is located in the area.

One of Amsterdam's metro lines terminates at the station of the same name located near the north shore of the lake Gaasperplas. Surrounding the the Gaasperplas area are Amsterdam, and the nearby villages of Abcoude and Weesp, AMC medical center, Ziggo dome and the Amsterdam Arena. You can also rent a bike or take a subway which takes you in 20 minutes to the city center.

At Ilma Yoga House you are welcome to prepare your own meals. If you wish, you can also order vegetarian meals. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know so we can prepare for that.

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. For those who want to book a massage or follow a yoga-class, please feel free to book so.

For bike lovers, there are little villages close by which are Weesp and Abcoude, Loosdrecht and Vinkeveen which offer water recreation. You can also bike to Amsterdam or take the subway, for both it will take you 20 minutes to get to the center, also the Amsterdam Arena and The Heineken Music Hall are close by.

You are welcome to rent a bike at Ilma Yoga House, skeelers (a kind of inline skates), or borrow some tennis rackets to play on the court.

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

  • Take a bike ride in the countryside contact us about it
  • Take a camper trip to the tulip fields (only in end March & April )
  • Visit any other place by camper

Massage treatments

There are various options of massage that you can enjoy for 50 EUR per hour or 25 EUR per half an hour, such as:

  • Relaxation massage
  • Chair massage
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • 4 hands massage
  • Thai massage
  • Indian head massage
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • 2 nights private accommodation
  • Breakfast with superfood mostly self service
  • Kitchen that you can freely use to cook your own meal
  • Insurances
  • Massages
  • Transport from and to Ilma Yoga House (available upon request)

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 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!

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • E
    Review by Elisabeth Schroeder from Belgium

    CONS Cons: /

    PROS Pros: Great location, kind instructor, great yoga classes, all round good experience.

    2017-Aug-01 13:15:25

  • K
    Review by Karen Clarke from Switzerland

    toller Yogaunterricht

    PROS Pros: die Stadtnähe, die Aussicht, Yoga

    2017-Apr-23 09:40:12

  • Review by Dorothy from Switzerland
    9 out of 10

    "I needed some peace and tranquility so I decided to go on a short yoga retreat. Luckily for me I chose Ilma Yoga House. I could not have made a better choice. Ilma fetched me at the airport and since our first encounter I felt at home and at ease. Everything about Ilma and Ilma House is magical.There is a feeling of love and peace everywhere. My room was beautifully decorated and so cozy.I even had an angel blowing a kiss at me on my window sill, which I found so cute and I had a breathtaking view from my window."

    "Nothing was too much for Ilma.She prepared tasty homemade salads and juices. I also enjoyed the relaxing massages and meditation sessions. She is a remarkable, kindhearted and sincere person.I will always treasure the time I spent there.It was also a very healing time for my soul."

    "Thank you Ilma for making such a difference in my life .It was like being home ,away from home.Keep up the good work and good luck for the future."

    May 4, 2016, BookYogaRetreats.com, edited

  • Review by Karen from France
    8 out of 10

    "I very much enjoyed my time in Amsterdam. I stayed for 7 days with Ilma in her apartment, which is about 20 metro ride away from the city center. The apartment is near a large lake and in nature. It was so calm and peaceful.I mostly made my own juice, though we went to the market together. I drank juice the entire week because that was my personal choice. Several mornings we went to the lake and did some stretches and a little meditation.I spent time in Amsterdam for several days (there are lots of fresh juice places around). I went with Ilma one day when she had an appointment and was easily able to take a bus and go to the beach and then return via the train.There is a sauna, about a 30-minute bike ride through great scenery. The lake is beautiful and I walked around it on several occasions. One day, I went to Amsterdam to a free yoga class at a studio there.It was extremely restful and relaxing for me. I spent a lot of time outdoors, and there are plenty of places to bike and walk in nature. Ilma is very warm and hospitable. She made me feel at home. The only thing that would have made it better is having more formal yoga classes and more time spent together doing meditation sessions."

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  • Review by Claudia from Rotterdam
    8 out of 10

    "Afgelopen week ben ik 3 dagen bij Ilma en Jeroen geweest. Wat een warme, vriendelijke mensen in een huiselijke omgeving! Ze hebben mij kennis laten maken met voornamelijk yoga, een klein beetje mediteren en wat informatie gegeven over de interessante Ayurveda leer. Voor mij een bijzondere ervaring waar ik zeker meer mee wil gaan doen!"

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  • Review by Monika Rossova from Slovakia
    10 out of 10

    "I have fully enjoyed time I have spent in Ilma Yoga House. Ilma is wonderful and amazing woman, full of positive energy and inner harmony. I have found a peaceful rest in her house during my quite hard life period. "

    "The house is located in beautiful and calm area, covered with trees, with nice view on the lake. I have enjoyed yoga lessons near beautiful lake and introductory workshop of Acru Yoga & thai massage. If you want and need to calm down, to find inner peace and harmony, wake up with bird´s singing, refuel energy, relax your body&mind&soul and start to think positively, this is the best choice for you, so I fully recommend to spend a yoga retreat in Ilma´s Yoga House which I rate with 10 point of 10 (the highest rate). "

    "My stay there fulfilled my expectations, moreover I have found amazing friend and I am grateful for that. "

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ilma Yoga House is an inspiring Yoga-House/apartment in the middle of nature, close to the Gaasperplas, 20 minutes from Amsterdam city center. We teach yoga & meditation mainly outside.

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