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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 online until end of July. As of August courses will be face-to-face again at ‘The Estate’ of Zein Child Care at Jozef Israelsplein 36 2596 AV Den Haag.

Evening courses are from 18:45-21:00, over five days (weekly) and the one-day course will take place over two days when online, and one day when offline, details to be shared. 

Intensive Course dates 2022 (Sundays 10.00-17.00) Offline:

  • January 22
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 15
  • June 19

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Wednesdays 18:45-21:00) Offline:

  • January 12, 19, 26  and February 02, 09
  • February 16, 23 and March 02, 09, 16
  • March 23, 30 and April 06, 13, 20
  • April 27 and May 04, 11, 18, 25
  • June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Amsterdam – course offered by Truus Gale

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

Monday and Tuesday evening series are available. Courses take place from 19:00-21:00.

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Mondays) offline:

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 (limited availability)
  • February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
  • April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9
  • May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20
  • July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1
  • August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Tuesdays) offline:

  • January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 (limited availability)
  • February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
  • April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10
  • May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2
  • August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13

Rotterdam – course offered by Maggie de Bijl

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

Intensive Course dates 2022 (Saturdays 10.00-17.00) Offline:

  • February 06 
  • April 03
  • June 12
  • August 07 
  • 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 from 19:30-22:00.

Intensive courses take place from 10.30-17.30

Extensive Course dates 2022 (Fridays) offline:

  • January 14, 21, 28, February 4 (fully booked)
  • February 11, 18, March 4, 11
  • March 18, 25, April 1, 8
  • May 13, 20, June 3, 10
  • June 17, 24, July 1, 8

 

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 Course dates 2022 (Saturdays 14:00-17:00 & Sundays 10:00-13:00):

  • April 10 & 11
  • May 7 & 8
  • July 9 & 10
  • Sept 10 & 11
  • Nov 12 & 13