In the Netherlands, everyone is given the opportunity to participate in sports and you will find sporting activities available for all ages and abilities. Participating in sports is a good way to stay healthy, and it is also a great way to meet people. That is because sport clubs and organisations regularly organise parties, gatherings and other social activities for its members.
Sport clubs accept all levels, from beginner to advanced. Most sport clubs in the Netherlands are organised in such a way that there is plenty of room for recreational athletes to practice their sport. If you are looking to practice a sport at a high(er) level, reach out to the club and ask them about the possibilities!
Types of Sports Providers
Sportvereniging (sport clubs): Membership fees to join a sport club is often less expensive, because they are run by volunteers. Everyone from the board to the person behind the bar, and the trainer on the field, are often volunteers! When joining a club it is important to ask whether you are expected to volunteer or if there is anything else you can do for the club.
Commercial Providers: Membership fees are usually more expensive, but you will not be expected to volunteer.