Trainingen - Venwoude International - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

How do I get to Venwoude? Can I stay for extra days, before or after the Retreat?
What is the accommodation like? Can I work with you after my retreat?
What food is provided? Can I camp at Venwoude while on Retreat?
What do I need to bring? Are there laundry facilities?
How early/late can I register? How do I book a place?
Do you have wireless internet? What happens if I have to cancel my Retreat booking?
Can I rent your facilities to offer my own workshop? Who do I contact if I have more questions?

How do I get to Venwoude?
Venwoude is about 15 km (approximately 10 miles) from Utrecht and 40 km (approximately 25 miles) from Amsterdam (Schiphol airport). You can easily get to Venwoude by train and bus (not on Sunday), by train and taxi or by car. See getting to Venwoude for detailed information.
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What is the accommodation like?
We offer simple but comfortable, single rooms, twin rooms and a dormitory with showers and toilets on the corridor.
In the single rooms and twin rooms bed linen and towels are provided.
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Can I camp at Venwoude while on Retreat?

We have a limited number of camping places during the summer months. You need to bring your own tent. Camping is at your own risk and if it rains, sorry, but we cannot garantee that we provide you an alternative. For information on rates and availability please contact us.

What food is provided?
We serve vegetarian meals and occasionally a fish dish. Virtually all ingredients are organically grown products from local farms and market gardens nearby. This means that our meals follow the seasons and present a rich variety of flavors. If you have a special diet, please contact us, so you can specify your specific needs.
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What do I need to bring?
If you have booked a single room or a twin room, all bed linen and towels are provided. Sleeping dormitory? Bring your own sleeping bag and pillow and towels or rent them. Meditation mats, blankets and cushions are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
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Are there laundry facilities?
When staying for more than one week at Venwoude, you may use our laundry facilities for a small fee. Please ask the Pyramid host or hostess for more information.
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How do I book a place?
Send us an email. We will contact you to get all the information we need.
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What happens if I have to cancel my Retreat booking?
See the procedure in your confirmation letter.
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How early/late can I register?
Reception times are mentioned at de webpage of your retreat. If you cannot arrive on time please let us know your estimated time of arrival via email or (+)31(0)35 6668447.
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Can I stay for extra days, before or after the Retreat?
It is possible to arrive a day early for your Group Retreat, as well as stay an extra night afterwards. You can book these extra nights together with your booking of the retreat.
It is also possible to arrive more than a day in advance, or leave later than one day after the Group Retreat has ended. We call that a personal retreat. Please check in advance with Pauline whether room is available.
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Can I work with you after my retreat?
It is possible to work with us for a while. Please contact Pauline for the possibilities.
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Can I rent your facilities to offer my own workshop?
It is possible to rent our facilities for your own workshop or retreat. Please contact us for the possiblities and availlability of our facilities by mail or telephone: +31(0)35 6668447.
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Do you have wireless internet?
There is a computer and wifi available in the Pyramid.
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Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Any member of our reception team will be pleased to answer your questions and help in any way we can. Contact us on +31(0)35 6668447 or email. Reception is open Mon – Fri 9.30am until 12.30am. At other times, messages can be left and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Outside reception hours, the most convenient way to contact us is via email.
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