Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in 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
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:
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:
There are various options of massage that you can enjoy for 50 EUR per hour or 25 EUR per half an hour, such as:
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!