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Dates and locations

Below are a series of dates for our courses. Please note, we are in a period of transition, whether courses are offline or online, depends on the city they are taking place in. As the vaccination process proceeds we will update this information further. However, we have kept one online course for participants who live outside of the cities we serve, or who wish to prepare for the occasion of giving birth in the Netherlands in English.

Our trainers suggest that in order to take part in the course you need to be in your third trimester, at least  26 weeks pregnant – please keep this in mind, and register on-time to avoid disappointment. The costs of the ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Course are €295 for the intensive one-day course (the online version takes place over two days), and €325 for the 4 or 5 evening extensive weekday course. In both cases, the price is for a couple or a single mother-to-be. A receipt is issued upon payment and the price includes 21% VAT.

The Hague – courses offered by Meida van Baal, Nina Bogerd and Maggie Bijl

ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses in The Hague take place at ‘The Estate’ of Zein Child Care at Jozef Israelsplein 36 2596 AV Den Haag.

Extensive courses take place on Wednesday evenings for 5 weeks, from 18.45-21.00.

Intensive courses take place on a Sunday, from 10.00-17.00.  

Intensive Course dates 2022 (Sundays) Face to Face:

  • September 18  (fully booked)
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 18

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Wednesdays) Face to Face:

  • October 19, 26 and November 02, 09, 16  (fully booked)
  • November 12, 30 and December 07, 14, 21

Amsterdam – course offered by Truus Gale

In Amsterdam our ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Course takes place at – De Boezemvriend,  Overtoom 205, 1054 HT Amsterdam.

Extensive courses take place on either a Monday or Tuesday evening for 5 weeks, from 19:00-21:00.

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Mondays) Face to Face:

  • July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1 (fully booked)
  • August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19 (limited availability)
  • October 3, 10, 17, 31, November 7 (limited availability)
  • November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12

Extensive Course dates 2023 (Mondays) Face to Face:

  • January 9, 16, 23 , 30, February 6

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Tuesdays) Face to Face:

  • July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2 (fully booked)
  • August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20 (limited availability)
  • October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8
  • November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13

Extensive Course dates 2023 (Tuesdays) Face to Face:

  • 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7

Rotterdam – course offered by Maggie de Bijl

ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses in Rotterdam take place at Stride – Física Fysiotherapie, Paradijslaan 141 3034 SK Rotterdam.

Intensive courses take place on a Sunday, from 10.00-17.00.

Intensive Course dates 2022 (Sundays) Face to Face:

  • October 19
  • December 11

Utrecht – course offered by Chitra Natarajan

In Utrecht our ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Course takes place at – Landhuis in de Stad, Park Oog in Al 1, 3533 HE Utrecht.

Extensive courses take place on Friday evenings for 4 weeks, from 19:30-22:00.

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Fridays) Face to Face:

  • June 17, 23, July 1, 8 (fully booked)
  • October 7, 14, November 4, 11 (fully booked)
  • November 18, 25, December 2, 9

Online – course offered by all ACCESS Trainers in rotation per course

Following our experiences during the covid-19 period, we decided, for parents who are being cautious or for those not living in the areas where we offer our courses, to offer them online. An opportunity to learn more about giving birth in the Netherlands, in English. Includes tips for preparing in your geographic areas as well.

Intensive courses takes place over two weekend days, Saturday 14.00-17.00 and Sunday 10.00-13.00.

Intensive Course dates 2022 (Saturday and Sunday) Online:

  • Not currently available