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Welcome to Manege Nieuw Amstelland,  Amsterdam’s finest riding school.


Beautifully situated in the Amsterdamse Bos you will find Manege Nieuw Amstelland. We are open for riding lessons 7 days per week for all ages and levels of experience.


What do we offer?

Children (5 yrs – 18 yrs)

Groups lessons: from the age of 5 children may join the Pixie lessons. The lessons last 30 minutes and a parent/carer will be required to hold the pony and walk beside the child. From the age of 6 the children may join the beginners group (60 minutes). Once they are able to walk, trot (sitting and rising), steer and have a canter, all independently, the instructor will suggest they move up a level to a more advanced class.

When children have grown and have become too tall to ride our ponies, they join one of our junior horse riding lessons at an appropriate level. 



Adults will start their lessons at Manege Nieuw Amstelland with one or several private lessons. After an initial assessment more experienced riders will be advised at which level they may join a group lesson or they may continue taking private lessons. Beginning riders will generally require  a series of private lessons to be able to join the beginners group lesson.


Riding in the Amsterdamse Bos

Our instructors take out their more advanced group lessons on rides in the Amsterdamse Bos on a regular basis weather permitting.  Suitable advanced private clients may also be escorted on a hack out. New clients will be required to have a private lesson first so the instructor may assess their level of competence. We do not rent out horses to take out in the Amsterdamse Bos without an escort.


What else…

We organise fun and educational activities throughout the year for all our riders.

- jumping lessons
- hacks
- clinics
- pony camp
- competitions
- one off afternoon courses
- games 



Are you looking for suitable place to keep your own horse? We offer a comprehensive livery service. Please talk to one of members of staff or contact us via email.


Timetable private lessons 

10:00 12:00 Monday  
13:00 16:00 Monday  
09:00 12:00 Tuesday  
13:00 16:00 Tuesday  
09:00 12:00 Wednesday  
13:00 16:00 Thursday  
09:00 12:00 Friday  
13:00 16:00 Friday  

Lesson Schedule


16:00 17:00 Beginners Jr.P.
16:00 17:00 Least Advanced Jr.P.
17:00 18:00 Beginners Jr.P.
17:00 18:00 Least Advanced Jr.P.
19:00 20:00 Beginners Sr.
20:00 21:00 Semi Advanced Sr.



16:00 17:00 Beginners Jr. P.
17:00 18:00 Jumping lesson Jr. P.
17:00 18:00 Semi Advanced Jr. P.
19:00 20:00 Advanced Sr.
20:00 21:00 Semi Advanced Sr.
21:00 22:00 Least Advanced Sr.



10:00 11:00 Mixed Ability Sr.
14:00 14:30 Pixi lesson Jr.P. ( 5y old)
14:30 15:30 Beginners Jr.P.
14:30 15:30 Least Advanced Jr.P.
15:30 16:30 Beginners Jr.P.
15:30 16:30 Beginners plus Jr.P. 
16:30 17:30 Beginners Jr.P.
16:30 17:30 Semi Advanced Jr.P.
19:00 20:00 Least Advanced Sr.
20:00 21:00 Semi Advanced Sr.



16:00 17:00 Least Advanced Jr.P.
16:00 17:00 Beginners Jr.P.
17:00 18:00 Semi Advanced Jr.P. / Jr.Prd.
17:00 18:00 Beginners Jr. P.
19:00 20:00 Semi Advanced Sr.
20:00 21:00 Beginners Sr.
21:00 22:00 Mixed Ability Sr.



10:00 11:00 Mixed Ability Sr.
16:00 17:00 Least Advanced Jr. P.
16:00 17:00 Beginners  Jr.P.
17:00 18:00 Semi Advanced Jr.Prd.
17:00 18:00 Beginners plus Jr. P.
19:00 20:00 Advanced Jr.P. / Jr.Prd
20:00 21:00 Mixed Ability Sr.
21.00 22.00 Jumping lesson Sr.



 9:30 10:00 Pixy lesson Jr. 5y old
10:00 11:00 Semi Advanced Jr. Prd.
10:00 11:00 Beginners Jr. P.
11:00 12:00 Advanced Jr. Prd. / Sr.
11:00 12:00 Least Advanced Jr. P.
13:00 14:00 Least Advanced Jr. Prd.
13:00 14:00 Semi Advanced Jr. P.
14:00 15:00 Semi Advanced Jr. Prd.
14:00 15:00 Beginners Jr. P.
15:00 16:00 Jumping lesson private horses  
15.00 16.00 Forest ride** Jr. / Sr.
16:00 17:00 Jumping lesson Jr. Prd/P



9:30 10:00 Pixy lesson Jr. 5y old
10:00 11:00 Semi Advanced Jr. Prd/P
10:00 11:00 Beginners plus Jr. P
11:00 12:00 Advanced Jr.Prd/P / Sr.
11:00 12:00 Beginners Jr. P.
12:00 13:00 Least Advanced Sr. / Jr.Prd.
12:00 13:00 Least Advanced Jr. P.
13:00 14:00 Beginners Jr.P.
15:00 17:00

When no competition:
Forest ride 2 hours **

Sr. / Jr.


Generally most adult beginners are able to join the beginners group lesson after a short series of private lessons.

Pixy lesson  30-minutes lesson for 5y-old

Sr.               seniors on horses (18+)

Jr. prd.         juniors on horses

Jr. p.            juniors on ponies                    

**               only in spring and summer



Group lessons

single lesson

10-lesson TICKET*

double lesson TICKET**

Pixy Lesson

(5y-olds, 30 minutes)

€ 12,00

€ 105,00


Children ponies

€ 23,00

€ 185,00

€ 310,00

Children horses

€ 24,00

€ 195,00

€ 330,00

Seniors  (18+)

€ 26,00

€ 215,00

€ 350,00

* A 10-lessons ticket is valid for 13 weeks.
** A double ticket contains 20- lessons and is valid for 13 weeks.

   Not refundable.



30 minutes

60 minutes

1 person

 € 39,00

 € 59,50

2 persons

 € 32,00 each

€ 44,00 each

From 3 clients upward

 € 27,00 each

€ 37,50 each

When receiving tuition when riding a privately owned horse fees are reduced by € 4,00.


Starters Package Senior € 200,00*.

For the beginning rider a one off special offer.
1 hour introductory lesson (30 minutes theory, 30 minutes riding lesson)
5 private lessons of 30 minutes each.

* A starters package is valid for 6 months.

All lessons to be paid for in advance.

  • Appointments which have not been cancelled at least 24 hours in advance for whatever reason will be charged.
  • You ride at your own risk at all times.
  • The wearing of a safety hat when riding is mandatory.


During most school holidays and on most bank holidays the lessons will take place as usual. If you are unable to attend you are required to cancel your lesson. During the summer holidays the children’s lessons are suspended. We do have pony camp weeks during those 6 weeks.


Pixy lessons for the little ones
The children’s beginners group lessons are for children from the age of 6 upward. For keen riders who cannot wait until then we now offer Pixy Lessons. These last 30 minutes instead of a full hour and mum or dad or another accompanying adult assists by leading the pony. In a playful manner the children will get familiar with the basics of riding and handling ponies.


The care of your own horse or pony is also in safe hands at Manege Nieuw Amstelland. All our staff are happy to be of service at all times. When your horse is stabled at our yard you get to join 4 group lessons each month for free.


Manege Nieuw Amstelland is also happy to assist when you wish to sell or purchase a horse.