De Horst Estate - Village of knowledge
In the heart of the Netherlands, in the Driebergen woods, lies the historic De Horst Estate. Here, the outlines are visible of what will grow into the first village of knowledge-cum-cultural center in the Netherlands. A contemporary campus where knowledge-based companies and organizations find their office space, where professionals and entrepreneurs gather to meet and to learn with and from each other. In this village, developing and sharing knowledge will be encouraged and facilitated to the full. To learn, to work, to conduct business, to meet, to relax: all will be possible. Most rooms overlook the woods and have access to private terraces. In this environment, learning and working receive a boost. All facilities are equipped to this purpose. De Horst can even organize your training or event for you, in cooperation with our partners, e.g. de Baak, Management Centre VNO-NCW. In addition, the Estate offers luncheon, dining and overnight facilities. In our restaurant you may enjoy our daily Mediterranean buffet with delicious fresh salads. Meals are prepared with fresh herbs from our own vegetable garden. Because the Estate is more of a meeting place than a hotel, you will stay in a real bedroom rather than in a hotel room. Whether you want to work, conduct a meeting, organize a training, rent office space or celebrate an event, please come and have a look around, sharing with us all the estate has to offer!
De Baak Seaside
Hospitable, versatile, open. By the sea. A one-minute walk to the high-water mark. The wind in your hair, eyes fixed on the horizon. Here you leave well-trodden paths to explore new dimensions in yourself. The unexpected, challenging nature of the environment deepens your experience, inviting you to start exploring, achieving and sharing.
Coach-House Den Brandt
At the beautiful Castle Den Brandt, Baak Belgium rents rooms at the Coach-House Den Brandt to external groups for various kinds of meetings. There are training and coaching rooms at your disposal together with a spacious lounge.
Coach-House Den Brand is situated in Park Den Brandt in Antwerp, close to the Middelheim park. It is an inspiring environment to come to learn and/or relax, a green area of 21 acres, where there is a permanent open air exhibition of modern art. In August, the yearly world famous Middelheim Jazz Festival takes place here.
With the campus of the Singel, the University of Antwerp, and Antwerp Expo close by, the sparkling center of Antwerp at 40 minutes walking distance, and also some good restaurants in the vicinity, Couch-House Den Brandt offers a pulsating surrounding for a learning experience which will be supported with mental as well as physical stimulation.
You can easily access the park – close to the highway, the train station, and the airport. Parking is easy and free of charge.
If you would like to know more about or visit us at our locations, please contact one of the following individuals:
Accommodation and meeting arrangements
Tanja Kivits and her team are available to discuss options with you about meeting room space, overnight facilities and custom-made arrangements. They will be happy to show you around and will send you an estimate at your request.
T +31 (0)343 55 61 79
F +31 (0)343 55 60 07
Should you be interested in settling your business at the Estate, please contact Alex van 't Hooft, Project Director.
M +31 (0)6 51 27 49 40
T +31 (0)343 55 61 71
F +31 (0)343 55 60 01
Teambuilding & outdoor
Training, coaching & keynote speakers
If you are looking for an in-depth converstation about a business event for your employees, partners or customers, please contact Tanja Kivits
T +31 (0)343 - 55 61 79
Village of Knowledge
Art and culture
For more information about the knowledge environment and the role of art and culture at the estate, please contact, Jan van der Veer, Curator
M +31 (0)6 54 39 74 74