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The 18 Best Team Outing Ideas In Amsterdam [2024 Edition]

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Team building within an organisation is important. It not only ensures good cooperation and a good atmosphere. It contributes to success and ultimately the achievement of important business KPIs. Are you looking for fun team offsites with your colleagues in Amsterdam, the Netherlands? We have collected the 18 best team outing ideas in Amsterdam for amazing events for you. Read more.

A shortlist of the best team outing ideas in Amsterdam

  1. Seminar
  2. Escape room
  3. Scavenger hunt
  4. Board game tournament
  5. Laser tag
  6. Geocaching
  7. Photo challenge
  8. Learn a new skill
  9. Jump park
  10. Cookout
  11. Trivia game
  12. Relay races
  13. Bridge building
  14. Drone racing
  15. City tour on a boat
  16. Heineken Experience
  17. Murder mystery dinner
  18. Pétanque (jeu de boules)

18 good places for team outings in Amsterdam

The ‘Multatuli’ room at StartDock Prins Hendrikkade 21

1. Seminar

A seminar is an inspirational meeting to motivate team members and overcome obstacles. This can be presentations by inspirational speakers sharing their success stories with the team. Or an interactive workshop where team members learn to give and receive feedback effectively. 

Are you looking for an offsite location? At Wezoo you will find suitable meeting rooms nearby. We have a wide range of rooms to offer. From a cosy room for small teams to larger rooms for more participants. On our website, you can immediately see if one of our partner venues is available for booking. Book now and we take care of the rest.

2. Escape room

Every city has an escape room. So does Amsterdam. For example, Sherlocked with themes like ‘The Architect’ and ‘The Alchemist’. The aim is to escape the room before time runs out. With themed clues, you must work as a team to solve challenging puzzles. An escape room challenges a team’s problem-solving skills and ability to work together.

3. Scavenger hunt

Chances are that not all team members are from Amsterdam. Do you want to discover the city together uniquely? In that case, a scavenger hunt is a good idea. Mystery City Games offers several scavenger hunts. Such as ‘The Mystery of a Secret Sender’, where you unravel the secrets of a society from Amsterdam’s Golden Age. The scavenger hunt is available in several languages, which is handy if you have an international team.

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4. Board game tournament

Another fun team outing in Amsterdam is a board game tournament. A tournament brings fun, cooperation, nostalgia, and competition. You can have team members bring their favourite games to the office, but it is more fun to play games in style. The Armoury Bar Amsterdam, for example, is a medieval board game café. The café has no less than 350 board games and a wide range of different snacks and meals.

5. Laser tag

Does your team like to get challenged? Then laser tag is a great idea. Laser tagging allows team members to test their agility and strategic insight while trying to beat the other team. At Aloha in Amsterdam, you can play indoor laser tag. Choose between ‘All vs. All’ or ‘Team vs. Team’. Do you want to eat and drink together afterwards? End the day with several different packages and drink deals of your choice.

6. Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-life outdoor game where the team uses a GPS device to search for hidden containers called geocaches. Did the team find the geocache? Write down the item, take a picture of it, and put the geocache back in the container. With the help of the Geocaching® app, the team can find geocaches in Amsterdam. Geocaching is a fun and interactive way to explore the city and discover new places.

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7. Photo challenge

Did you know that a photo challenge can also be a scavenger hunt? The team has to take pictures of certain buildings or places in Amsterdam to earn points. The team with the most points wins. A photo challenge requires not only good cooperation, but also a dose of creativity. Boom Chicago organises group photo challenges in Amsterdam. Teams compete against each other by taking group photos tailored to your company. Afterwards, you can enjoy a snack and a drink.

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8. Learn a new skill

Learning a new skill ensures personal and professional growth. Doing it together helps to connect, motivate and share knowledge. For example, by taking a painting course at st-Art in Amsterdam. The course is designed for corporate team building. The team can take the course live or online, and it can be based on all kinds of themes.

9. Jump park

Are you looking for a sporty team outing? Then go to a jump park. A jump park is a fun way to test your team’s physical and mental strength. At Jumpsquare in Amsterdam, the team can jump in all directions. From trampolines and running walls to foam pits and airbags. You can also form teams and play against each other in the Dodgeball Arena.

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10. Cookout

You can still organise a successful team outing without sports activities. A cookout brings the team together for a delicious meal and tasty drinks. Let the team members compete against each other. Or let everyone prepare their favourite dish. In the latter case, the team will get to know each other’s cooking style and/or culture. This will strengthen the team. Keizer Culinair offers a unique and tasty indoor experience where teamwork and fun come together in the kitchen.

11. Trivia game

Every team member has a particular area of expertise. And it doesn’t have to be work-related. Get to know your team better through a trivia game. At Delirium Café Amsterdam, you compete against team members in a beer quiz. The one with the most beer knowledge wins. The team outing includes drinks, ‘bitterballen’ and a 3-course dinner.

12. Relay races

A relay race is another fun team outing idea in Amsterdam. In a relay race, each team member is responsible for completing a certain action before the other team member can start the race. So cooperation is key. At SnowWorld Amsterdam, you can have a snow-blind relay race with your team. After the race, they can enjoy a delicious fondue together. SnowWorld is located just outside Amsterdam, but is easily accessible.

13. Bridge building

Bridge building is team building. You work together to build a solid structure and discover why cooperation and communication are important. UP Events offers the Bamboo Challenge. Each team receives the task and then develops a strategy. With bamboo and rubber bands, each team builds a bridge that you must be able to walk underneath.

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14. Drone racing

Do you want to do something different with your team? Try drone racing. Each team member learns how to fly a drone first. Then it is time for a drone race. Jurnee organises drone races in Amsterdam. You will learn all about drones on an indoor soccer field. The outing is suitable for a team of up to 30 people and is available in four languages.

15. City tour on a boat

Amsterdam is famous for its many canals. As a result, you will see a lot of sightseeing boats on the water. A city tour on a boat is a relaxing way to explore the city on the water. Enjoy the beautiful views and learn more about the history of the city. The Flagship Amsterdam takes you along the canals of Amsterdam. Do you want to see more? At Rederij het IJ you can rent the BBQ boat for a great meal or look at renting a boat for a day to arrange the activities yourself. You can sail on the Amsterdam IJ, the Markermeer, and the Zaan.

16. Heineken Experience

Take your team back in time with the Heineken Experience. Together in the heart of Amsterdam, you will learn about the rich history of the brewery and the beers they brew. Taste different beers and enjoy an interactive tour. Do you want the full experience? Take the Heineken® boat for a canal cruise event. The guide will take you on a tour of the highlights and hidden gems of the city.

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17. Murder mystery dinner

A murder mystery dinner is a fun team-building activity. It is an interactive game to work better together, improve communication and strengthen bonds. During a Murder Mystery Dinner, team members take part in a dinner while solving a murder mystery, from investigating to suspecting. At Fun Amsterdam, you can book a murder mystery for a minimum of 15 people.

18. Pétanque (jeu de boules)

Our final recommendation for an unforgettable team outing in Amsterdam is jeu des boules (pétanque). The aim is to place the boules (large balls) as close as possible to the cochonnet (small target ball) while trying to move the boules of your opponents. Pétanque is a relaxed activity that encourages communication and teamwork. At Mooie Boules, your team can enjoy a fun game of pétanque in Amsterdam.

Choose from 18 team-building activities in Amsterdam right now

There are plenty of fun team-building activities for corporate teams in Amsterdam that can strengthen communication and cooperation. From a game of pétanque in an attractive location to an inspiring seminar in one of the meeting rooms you can book quickly and easily on Wezoo. With these 18 best team outings in Amsterdam, you’ll organise an unforgettable day.

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