Venwoude’s 40-acre estate is situated in a nature sanctuary in the woods of Lage Vuursche, 16 kilometers or 10 miles north of the city of Utrecht in the center of the Netherlands. Away from the noise of modern life, the deep quietude emanating from the majestic beech and pine trees is palpable on the entire terrain. This makes Venwoude an ideal environment for personal growth, consciousness work and spiritual transformation.
Heart of the estate is the pool (‘ven’ in Dutch) from which Venwoude derives its name.
The two main buildings are the white Villa (with kitchen and dining room) and the glass Pyramid (with reception lounge and bar, a meditation room upstairs and a dance cellar downstairs). Scattered over the grounds are various group facilities and sleeping accommodations. At the edge of the Sun Meadow there is a sweat lodge area and a sauna. A meditation garden and walking spiral in the wood invite you into even deeper contact with nature.
Each and every corner radiates beauty, harmony and an eye for detail.
For a short impression, watch our virtual tour below.
Accommodation and conference/training halls
For more information about our sleeping accommodations and conference or training halls, please go to Venwoude Rental.
We serve organic and predominantly vegetarian food. Whenever possible we use local products that are cultivated with respect for all life on Earth. Apart from being healthier for ourselves and for our planet, they also taste a lot better!
Flowers and plants
Due to the loving care that we extend to our many borders, terraces and lawns with inviting benches, they are a feast for the eye all year round.
We grow a variety of fresh herbs in our own kitchen garden. A large part of the beautiful flower arrangements in the Villa and the Pyramid come from our own gardens, just as the many flowers in pots and borders around the Villa.
Pool and forest
Heart of the estate is the pool or ‘ven’ from which Venwoude derives its name. Over time, through careful eco-management, a unique biotope has developed here, including various species of salamanders, frogs and toads. There are also ring snakes and experts have been able to count up to 20 species of dragonflies.
You can spot up to seven different birds of prey on our estate, as well as roes and foxes.
Diving into the history of this region, you will encounter prehistoric burial mounds, medieval manors and traces of peat-winning, as well as mention of 19th-century measures against desertification.