Holland America maintains three age-specific programs. On Noordam, they're headquartered on Deck 10, midship.
Club HAL, with separate facilities for kids ages 3 to 7 and 8 to 12, is open on sea days from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On ports days, it's open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. After-hours baby-sitting is available for $5 an hour per child. Age-appropriate activities, like coloring contests and story time are structured for the little ones. The older kids can participate in cooking classes, among other activities.
The Loft, a clubhouse for teens ages 13 to 17, is equipped with games like air hockey and Wii. It's open on sea days from 10 a.m. to noon, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight. On port days, the club is open (but has no scheduled activities) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and then regular programming resumes from 8 p.m. to midnight.