Namasté close to home: 5x retreats in the Netherlands

Last week we wrote about yoga retreats in Europe, but - for our Dutchies -  let's not forget about The Netherlands. The chance that you’ll have your yoga class under a palm tree in the sun is considerably smaller, but going on a retreat close to home also has its advantages. Especially now that traveling is not ideal, these 5 yoga retreats in the Netherlands are more than welcome!

De Hoorneboeg, Hilversum
This place feels like you are far from everyone and everything. Isn't that exactly what you want during a retreat? In this old country house on the heath in Hilversum you can completely unwind. At the Hoorneboeg you can participate in yoga weekends and even in yoga summer school. In addition, they also pay attention to mindfulness, philosophy and detoxing. A cabin on the heath, but a little different. Relaxation guaranteed!

Het Lichtcentrum, Schellingwoude
Most yoga retreats last several days, but at Het Lichtcentrum in Schellingwoude you can relax for just one day (for the busy bees who want to enjoy some relaxation as well). They offer these one day retreats with different themes, so you can choose one that suits you perfectly. Despite the fact that this yoga center is located just outside Amsterdam, you’ll end up in an oasis of peace. You’ll find a beautifully light shala with patio doors towards a green garden full of colorful flowers. Here you’re guaranteed to relax, even in just one day!

Surfana, Bloemendaal / Vlieland
The name probably gives it alway already, although it’s also misleading, because Surfana surf school isn’t all about surfing. You can also follow a relaxing yoga week (yes, a whole week!) on the Dutch coast. The week is all about yoga, surfing and spirituality. You get 2 surf lessons, 5 yoga lessons and in the evening there’s room for spirituality. In addition, there’s delicious and healthy food and you sleep in a real surf sheddie! Shaka & namasté :)

Human Awakening, the Sallandse Heuvelrug
This retreat center is located in the middle of the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park in the Dutch province of Overijssel. From your accommodation, you can walk directly into the forest, into the calming nature. Besides the fact that this is a wonderful location in itself to relax, at Human Awakening they also offer yoga, meditation and theory lessons that are given outside as much as possible. This extra bit of peacefulness ensures that you come back completely reborn from this yoga retreat!

Lighthouse Works, Veluwe
Is there anywhere in the Netherlands where you can find more peace and tranquility than on the Veluwe? We doubt it, and this makes the area perfect for a yoga retreat of course. Lighthouse Works organizes silence and yoga retreats several times a month. In addition, there’s also room for mindfulness and you can participate in a detox. Imagine: rest, nature and yoga, all weekend long. And all this in the middle of nature.


Do you prefer to follow your yoga classes in the warm late summer sun? Read our blog about the 10 most beautiful yoga destinations in Europe here.

Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m 20 years old. Besides my Creative Business studies, I’m a freelance writer. My greatest passion is writing, and besides that I love good music, traveling and photography. I prefer to do that last thing at a beautiful destination across the border, obviously ;). From me you’ll mainly read blogs about beautiful travel destinations, travel tips and lifestyle. 

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Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m 20 years old. Besides my Creative Business studies, I’m a freelance writer. My greatest passion is writing, and besides that I love good music, traveling and photography. I prefer to do that last thing at a beautiful destination across the border, obviously ;). From me you’ll mainly read blogs about beautiful travel destinations, travel tips and lifestyle. 

@marinavanhooft