Activity Center

You and your loved ones are welcome to visit the activity center to find relaxation, distraction, and inspiration. Our therapists are always available for support or conversation. Our activity center offers creative activities, reading materials, and games. We can also visit you in the hospital or outpatient clinic.

Whether you are staying in the hospital, coming in for treatment at the clinic, visiting our outpatient clinic or Radiation Oncology department, or staying at the Guesthouse: you, your partner, children, and other loved ones are welcome to join us at the activity center.

Contact

You can find our activity center in the main hall on the ground floor near the main entrance. Contact the center through e-mail at activiteitencentrum@nki.nl.

You don’t need to make an appointment to visit the center. Please feel free to stop by if you want to know more about our center. If a visit is not possible for you, a member of our staff can visit you at your ward or outpatient clinic. Please ask your nurse for more information, or call +31 (0)20 512 9111.

Opening hours

09:30 - 17:00 

What can we do for you?

We can help you find ideas, materials, and inspiration to create something personal without too much effort. This can support your recovery by giving you a moment to unwind during this stressful time. We offer space and materials to paint, draw, make mosaics, paint silk, craft jewelry, or paint porcelain.

We offer regularly scheduled workshops. Please see our year overview for more information, or e-mail us at activiteitencentrum@nki.nl.

Our team

Agenda

January

- 1 January: Closed for New Year's Day

February

- 7 February: Music at the bedside (09:45 - 12:00)
Duets on one cello; a musical and mobile act using one cello and four bows to make music. The short performance is played at the bedside.
- 14 February: Workshop Paper batik (10:00 - 15:00)
Fun, colorful discovery technique on paper using melted wax and paint. 

March

- 16 March: Make me beautiful (14:30 - 15:15)
Wellness day for patients staying at the hospital, by Clinique. Sign up at the Activity Center or activiteitencentrum@nki.nl

April

- 4 April: Music at the bedside (09:45 - 12:00)
Duets on one cello; a musical and mobile act using one cello and four bows to make music. The short performance is played at the bedside.
- 22 April: Closed due to Easter

May

- 30 May: Closed due to Ascension

June

- 10 June: Closed due to Pentecost
- 18 June: Workshop (10:00 - 15:00)
- 27 June: Music at the bedside (09:45 - 12:00)
Duets on one cello; a musical and mobile act using one cello and four bows to make music. The short performance is played at the bedside.

August

- 29 August: Music at the bedside (09:45 - 12:00)
Duets on one cello; a musical and mobile act using one cello and four bows to make music. The short performance is played at the bedside.

September

- 12 September: Workshop (10:00 - 15:00)

October

- 3 October: Closed after 12:00
- 24 October: Music at the bedside (09:45 - 12:00)
Duets on one cello; a musical and mobile act using one cello and four bows to make music. The short performance is played at the bedside.

November

- 8 November: Informal Care provider day (10:00 - 15:30)
A special focus for informal care providers at the Activity Center due to the national day of awareness every year on November 10.
- 28 November: Workshop (10:00 - 15:00)

December

- 12 December: Music at the bedside (09:45 - 12:00)
Duets on one cello; a musical and mobile act using one cello and four bows to make music. The short performance is played at the bedside.
- 25 and 26 December: Closed due to Christmas

Note: The video above has been recorded at the old location of our activity center. The center has since moved to the main hall.