Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Sport, Amusement And Recreation
Sports Activities And Amusement And Recreation Activities
93.13 - Fitness facilities

126 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


On 26 June 2014 insurance group Achmea announced that it will sell all of its fitness centres. 19 centres will be sold to Fitland and 12 will be closed as well as the head office. The measures will result in the loss of 126 full time equivalent jobs. In 2013, the centre made a loss of € 6 million. The centre had been acquired in 2000, with the idea of offering insurance clients discounts when they made use of the centres. However, they faced strong competition from cheaper gyms. The timeline of the job losses has not been announced but will presumably take place in the second half of 2014.


  • 27 June 2014: De Volkskrant
  • 26 June 2014: VVP Online


Eurofound (2014), Achmea, Closure in Netherlands, factsheet number 77287, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77287.