Welcome to the Zoukdreams Castle of Miracles!
After the fantastic first edition in April 2023, which was sold-out *, we are looking forward to repeat this in 2024! Of course we already have a long list of things which we want to do even better and we are already working on all kind of surprises. At least it will be at the same stunning location, where we will welcome a mixture of incredible artists again and have the capacity to receive about the same amount of soulful people!
* Our full-pass and most accommodation options were sold out
Festival + Retreat
We will start on Friday March 29 with the big event: Castle of Miracles! On Tuesday April 2 you can directly join the afterprogram at The Monastery (about 30 minutes drive, transfer possible). There we will stay for a dedicated weekender with Anderson & Brenda!
Zouk, eat & sleep under the same roof
At both events you can dance, eat & sleep under the same roof! For such a big festival this is only possible to the very unique venue we hire to make this happen. Accommodation for the Castle is available on this website, for The Monastery we send a registration link after buying a ticket.
Located near Venlo, The Netherlands
The Zoukdreams Castle of Miracles is very central in Western Europe. Nearby airports are Dusseldorf, Eindhoven (<1 hour) and Amsterdam (2 hours). Driving distances, to Dusseldorf 40 min, Cologne 1 hour, Antwerps 1 hour 30 min, Amsterdam 1 hour 45 min.
Many nearby possibilities
The town of Venlo is nearby and the train station just 6 kilometers. Although you can enjoy the full weekend at the accommodation and the relaxed surroundings, anything you would need from a city with plenty of amenities is close by.
Why and what, the Castle of Miracles:
Our venue is in The Netherlands, close to Germany, very central in Western-Europe. The roots of the castle go back to 13th century and the current building is from 1830. It is surrounded by nature and the river Maas. In between workshops you can take a breath of fresh air and walk through the gardens and forest on the property.
For Zoukdreams we only use a modern building next to the old castle. But this is in fact the real Castle of Miracles: it is a new fantasy castle created from re-used materials from local buildings, including some old fortifications of the town of Venlo. The modern building has bigger rooms to dance and up to date, comfortable sleeping rooms.
Johannes (aka DJ Zoukerro) started to organize events in 2007. All years since, Zoukdreams has created different new large event concepts surprising and inspiring the Dutch Zouk scene. In 2009 Zoukdreams created CEZATH (Contemporary European Zouk Assembly The Hague), with many Brazilian teachers, including: Renata Pecanha, Jorge Peres, Adilio, Mafie Zouker, Leonardo Neves, Layssa Liebscher, Gilson Damasco, Max BlackSoul, Nyx. Among the most astonishing Brazilian Zouk events of Zoukdreams can be listed: an indoor Wild West village, a Zouk cruise through Amsterdam, a large industrial rooftop venue and a concert by Brazilian singer Paulo Mac in an old church. Organizing occasional large Zouk events cumulated in a series of the YUZE (Your Ultimate Zouk Esthesia) event concept between 2014 and 2017. In 2018 and 2019 the first Zoukdreams weekenders took place and in 2023 the first edition of Castle of Miracles.