Timetable fencing lessons

Lesson Program & Times

Lesson times


5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Youth up to age 11
Jan Dirk Burger and Sabine van Knijff

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Youth age 12 and up
Teachers Jan Dirk Burger and Liset Reinecke

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Teachers Jan Dirk Burger and Liset Reinecke

Lesson times


20.00 - 22.00
Adults epee
Teacher Pavlo Kirpulyanskyy

Lesson times


3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Youth up to age 11
Expires until there are enough participants.
Teachers Sabine van Knijff and Liset Reinecke

6:45 - 8 p.m.
Youth through 17 years
Teacher Marijn de Jong

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Teacher Marijn de Jong


Lesson times


6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Youth up to 14 years old
Teachers Elise Butin Bik

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Teachers Elise Butin Bik

A good start.

Trial lesson

Two free trial lessons

Fencing School De Jordaan is an active association in the heart of Jordaan. We offer training and coaching for about 70 members. From young to old, from recreational to competitive fencers. The Fencing School has several teachers of the highest level, each with their own way of teaching.

Jordaan, Amsterdam


Where can you find us?

Building De Palm
Palmstraat 34
1015 HS Amsterdam

No training sessions; holidays and school vacations

When training sessions are interrupted, school vacations and national holidays are used as guidelines.

That is, during school vacations there will be no regular training sessions. The overview below indicates which days these are. In terms of school vacations, Amsterdam falls under Northern Region.


School vacations


2024 /2025

Fall Break

Oct. 21 to Oct. 29, 2023

October 26 to November 3, 2024

Christmas Vacation

December 23, 2023 to January 7, 2024

December 21, 2024 to January 5, 2025

Spring Break

Feb. 17 to Feb. 25, 2024

February 15 to February 23, 2025

May vacation

April 27 to May 5, 2024 (+ one week)

April 26 to May 4, 2025(+ one week)

Summer Vacation

July 20 to September 1, 2024

July 12 to August 24, 2025





New Year's Day

Monday, January 1

Wednesday, January 1

Good Friday

friday, march 29

friday, april 18


Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1

Sunday, April 20 and Monday, April 21

King's Day

Saturday, April 27

Saturday, April 26

Liberation Day

Sunday, May 5

Monday, May 5

Ascension Day

Thursday, May 9

Thursday, May 29


Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20

Sunday, June 8 and Monday, June 9


Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Dec. 26

Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26

NOTE During break periods, adult care is usually taken to ensure that training is possible. Training sessions will generally be concentrated on one evening during the summer break. There will be timely communication on how these trainings will be filled. Trainings between holidays are dropped because, from experience, these are hardly ever attended.

Breakdown of training sessions

In certain situations, practices will be cancelled by default. Members will be notified of all measures via the app and the bulletin board on this website.

Training in exceptional heat

  • Temperatures between 25 to 29°C : HOT WEATHER SCEDULE, i.e. training time is reduced to ¾ of normal training time.
  • temperatures of 30°C and above: NO SCREENS 

Training in exceptionally cold temperatures

  • temperatures between 0 and -9° C, with sleet or heavy snowfall: NO TRAINING
  • temperatures below -10°C : NO TRAINING

Training in case of over exceptional weather
This according to local conditions

  • storm; at KNMI code red: NO TRAINING
  • precipitation: at KNMI code red: NO TRAINING

No fencing if the fencing hall is poor or inaccessible due to an emergency, or is closed due to legislation, for example:

  • no passage (street is blocked off)
  • fire or water damage to the hall
  • epidemics
  • sudden failure of teachers