This is a well stocked private health club located in downtown Amsterdam. Basic Fit is one of the few that stocks a large quantity of high grade machinery in a spacious and pleasing environment. Life Fitness and Matrix modern models decorate the bright and friendly facility.
This was the first Bikram studio opened in Amsterdam and it offers up to 5 classes per day. A bright red exterior greets you on your arrival, while indoors the scene is a bit more subdued. The large practice room boasts several large windows allowing for plenty of natural light.
The second studio to enter Amsterdam, the "de Pijp" location offers an additional opportunity for yoga pursuits. The practice room features windows overlooking the canal, and an updated heating system efficiently distributes heat throughout the room.
David Lloyd is a health club chain that has locations across Europe. The Amsterdam representative is unique, since it's the only fitness club on our list with a lap pool. At 20 meters and with three lanes only, it's small.
Health Club Jordaan, located in the Jordaan area 1.5k from downtown Amsterdam is not a "chain." It’s a neighborhood gym. Although the gym premises aren’t huge, they have many pieces of equipment.
Come here for the best lap swimming in downtown Amsterdam. This new and modern facility is best reached via tram, but a long walk will work too. Inside, a 6-lane, 25-meter pool awaits with floating lane lines and bottom stripes. It's definitely competition-quality.
This predominantly gay gym in the heart of Amsterdam is about a half-mile from our recommended Dylan hotel, and even closer to
Amsterdam's most popular park and greenspace, Vondelpark's 120 acres are lined with miles of paved paths throughout - perfect for joggers, walkers and bicyclists. Vondelpark is the most convenient and best jogging route downtown.