Archery workshop

Archery workshop

In the Hidden Garden you learn shooting with bow and arrow in our archery workshop. In few steps you will learn the basic technique with professional bows. With a little concentration, anyone can learn ti hit the bullseye, within an hour. If you want more you can be armed with an ancient longbow like a real Robin Hood shooting on different 3d target .


We can set up an archerytrack with 4 till 8 lanes. Because of  the canopy at the shooting range,  we can continue to shoot throughout the year.

Archery event

We organise workshop for groups of 8 till 40 people at once on 4 to 8 acherytracks. You can also make a combination with Archery-Battle or 3D-archery. Or combine shooting with our other outdoor activities in an event up to 80 people. We do not provide individual lessons.



For a workshop for groups on other locations see Go wild

archerytrack Amsterdam

Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman, and a person who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite


The bow and arrow seems to have been invented in the later Paleolithic or early Mesolithic periods. The oldest signs of its use in Europe come from the Stellmoor (de) in the Ahrensburg valley (de) north of Hamburg, Germany and dates from the late Paleolithic, about 10,000–9000 BC. The arrows were made of pine and consisted of a mainshaft and a 15–20 centimetres (5.9–7.9 inches) long fore shaft with a flint point. There are no definite earlier bows; previous pointed shafts are known, but may have been launched by spear-throwers rather than bows. The oldest bows known so far come from the Holmegård swamp in Denmark. Bows eventually replaced the spear-thrower as the predominant means for launching shafted projectiles, on every continent except Australasia, though spear-throwers persisted alongside the bow in parts of the Americas, notably Mexico and among the Inuit.

Bows and arrows have been present in Egyptian culture since its predynastic origins. In the Levant, artifacts that could be arrow-shaft straighteners are known from the Natufian culture, (c. 10,800–8,300 BC) onwards. The Khiamian and PPN A shouldered Khiam-points may well be arrowheads.

Classical civilizations, notably the Assyrians, Greeks, Armenians, Persians, Parthians, Indians, Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese fielded large numbers of archers in their armies. Akkadians were the first to use composite bows in war according to the victory stele of Naram-Sin of Akkad.[2] Egyptians used composite bows for warfare already from the 16th Century BC[3] while the Bronze Age Aegean Cultures were able to deploy a number of state-owned specialised bowmakers for warfare and hunting purposes already from the 15th century BC.[4] The Welsh longbow proved its worth for the first time in Continental warfare at the Battle of Crécy.[5] In the Americas archery was widespread at European contact.[6]

Archery was highly developed in Asia. The Sanskrit term for archery, dhanurveda, came to refer to martial arts in general. In East Asia, Goguryeo, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea was well known for its regiments of exceptionally skilled archers