4 beautiful Easter days…
Friday March 29th until Tuesday 2nd of April 2024
NOTE: you’re now looking at the program overview. Later on go to our event time SCHEDULES page for the times of all activities!
15 hours or more (in total) on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
We have amazing teachers to take you on a journey of learning. They will cooperate to make the program a very special combination of insights.
14:00 – 22:00 on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
During afternoon and early evening we will host some cosy socials in a separate room. Perfect to chill out as a break or just in the cycle ‘dance-sleep-dance’.
22:00 – 03:00+ on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
We will make the night parties into a mesmerizing experience, with some of the best Zouk DJ’s of the planet. But without extensive shows/competitions.
Spend your free time, take a breathe or recharge….
If you disocver what’s in & around our venue, you would probably not mind if the Zouk was less. Enough space to sit, relax and enjoy nature!
Program Castle of Miracles
Zoukdreams will host two weekend events with Castle of Miracles and The Monastery. For the latter event read further at the bottom.
|Day:||Program (Castle of Miracles):|
|Friday (March 29)||Registration & check-in starting at 19:00, night party|
|Saturday (March 30)||Day & night workshops, day social & night party|
|Sunday (March 31)||Day & night workshops, day social & night party|
|Monday (April 1)||Day & night workshops, day social & night party|
|Tuesday (April 2)||Check-out in the morning, afterparty|
We carefully chose the program. We composed a mix of great dancing and a journey of workshops, but also focus it on full weekend attendances.
Topics & contents
During the workshops and at the event in general the following are key aspects:
Parties will not be interrupted with longs show blocks and we will not organise competitions. We want to let you focus on your own reason to dance.
Small scale group retreat…
Friday 5th until Sunday 7th of April 2024
Program of the Monastery
Zoukdreams will host two weekend events with Castle of Miracles and The Monastery. For Castle of Miracles ready at the top.
If you plan to visit both and are planning to travel in from abroad, please feel free to contact us to help you with your time in between.
|Friday (April 5)||Monastery day 1: registration at 12:00|
|Saturday (April 6)||Monastery day 2: full day of learning journey|
|Sunday (April 7)||Monastery day 3: official program ends at 16:00, followed by afterparty|
What are we working on this edition:
67% of the participants said they liked the food* last time. But still we upgrade the food at next edition: we will have even more fresh food from a better chef kitchen who will add more protein options. Because 64% of the participants of the previous edition were fine with vegetarian food or even wanted fmore veggie/vegan options, we will probably stay with our decision to keep the offer without meat/fish.
* responses with “good” or “acceptable” to what was the taste of the food
Participants rated the dance floor in the main room with a 7 on average. This is still a very good number, although we had mixed signals from some individuals. Of course for a dancing event the floor should be perfect and we take this most seriously. Therefore we will work on a few broken tiles and even consider to rent a floor, although this would affect ticket prices significantly.
We will enhance the experience of the accommodation. It’s not that we received bad feedback, because 71% liked their room layout & bathroom and 89% liked the beds. Although we are not pretending to be a hotel (and a typical room there is more expensive) we are planning to do small but very noticeble changes to improve your stay.
Down here you find the prices for alll our tickets we offer. In the concept and program section you can find more information about what you can expect.
A ticket (full pass) for only The Monastery is €240,00. Right now we do not offer single tickets for The Monastery, since we expect most people to buy the combination ticket. If you would like to buy only the Monastery, please contact us.
It is possible to apply for discount by helping out with all kind of small tasks. If you work for around 4:30 hours per day you will be able to obtain a full pass for free already! Possible tasks will include a wide array of things, including: kitchen work, preparations & cleaning phase, bar service, etc. Soon more information will be online on this page.
Discount for special circumstances
We will reserve some discount budget for helping people in need to come to our event by giving them special discounts. Among other circumstances, we are wiling to help people from low-income countries (only if their situation requires). If you need discount because of your financial situation, you may send us a message via our contact page. Please note we have limited budget to give discounts and we will need to look at a per person basis what we can do.
Please note: the above mentioned price excludes accommodation and food. We highly recommend booking an accommodation package (more information scroll down).
We will assign places in the event first to people staying at the venue. If you’re planning to stay elsewhere, you can buy an event ticket (use early birds) and we will do our best to give you a place. In the unlikely scenario we can’t, we will reimburse you.
Note: special (early bird) prices will only be offered for full-passes. We may add some other type of passes if capacity allows for.
Package deals for bed & food
We have an awesome place for you to stay: the vibe is unlike anything else, just like a castle! It offers a good balance of comfort/inspiration/coziness. Being there together, it will feel like a gigantic home for all…
Staying at the castle will give you an amazing novel experience of a Zouk festival: a sensational building offering a friendly atmosphere, but the sensation of a full Zouk congress vibe. That’s the reason we strongly advise to stay at our venue!
There are rooms in all sizes, which gives you the opportunity to find the right size if you prefer to stay with a group of friends. You can fill-in the dedicated share room request form or contact us beforehand to make sure there still is a full room of the right size available.
What is included:
* Not included if you have to bring your own mattress.
Package deal prices by room and bed types (per person):
We try to offer you an attractive & great package with everything you need during the extra long weekend. Prices are based on what we need to pay to rent the rooms. Click on the tabs down here to see details including pictures of the rooms. NOTE: all rooms have been designed and crafted one by one, sourced locally. Since we have 80 or 90 unique rooms, it is impossible to display the precise layout and look & feel of each of them.
Private room package
When booking a private room you will get your own room including private shower and toilet. In most cases this will be a twin (2-person) room, converted to single usage. NOTE: the room may include only 1 single bed.
Twin (2 person) room package
Twin rooms have 2 comfortable single beds. There are no rooms with double beds, but you can put together two beds to create the feeling of a double bed.
All prices per person. Upon reservation it is possible to give the name of the person who you want to share the room with. We also faciliate to make a reservation for a room with a postponed payment. For refund and other terms see our event conditions.
Tripple (3-person) room package
Tripple rooms have 3 comfortable single beds. For pictures see these pictures of twin rooms, but imagine a third bed.
All prices per person. It is possible to do a shared room request to stay with specific people or to make a reservation for a room with a postponed payment. For refund and other terms see our event conditions.
Quadruple (4-person) room package
Quadruple rooms have 2 comfortable single beds and a nice bunk bed with a top & bottom. Like in the twin rooms, there is a shower and toilet, Every room has different lay-out and unique decorations.
Dormitory (between 5-8 people) package
There are some rooms with capacity for multiple people. There are a minimum of 5 beds and a maximum of 8 beds. Some of the beds are in bunk bed lay-out. Like in the twin rooms, there is a shower and a toilet, but it’s also possible to use the showers/toilets of the bunkroom which are a little walk away. Every room has different lay-out and unique decorations.
Bunkroom (15 or more people) package
Price is based on bringing your own mattress and bed linen + towel
We create an option to sleep in a room with 15 or more people (MIXED GENDERS). This will consist of mattresses on the floor. Maybe this will be the most connectedway to sleep!
You may be placed in another building where we may use the room in the basement. It is equippped with floor heating and we may convert it to a cosy sleeping room.
Note that this is the only room type for which shower/toilet is not in the room itself. You need to go down the stairs and either walk via the short route outside or go via the ground floor underneath to the shower facilities.
We will have our own Zouk campsite about 100 meters away from the building. Here you can find more of your own space! But you have to bring your own camping device, including all sleeping gear. There are good shower and toilet facilities available: on the campsite itself and/or also in the main building. Also electricity is provided on the campsite itself (see picture). If you have a camper/van it can be placed in between the trees on the pathways. Note: although April is not a warm month in The Netherlands, since we are located in the east of the country the average temperature in April is 2 degrees higher than in Amsterdam.
Why we DEFINITELY recommend to do it:
How to see realtime availability:
This website has a ‘webshop’ with all the package deals we offer. First go to the package deal of your choice. Secondly make a selection for “room gender” and “bed type“. Now the price will appear for your selection. Just below the price the number “in stock” is displayed, which shows the current availability.
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Spaces for dancing, workshops, etc.
We have many rooms for dancing, workshops and other activities. Although no previous Zouk event took place, we still want to share some impressions of 2 of our rooms.
The main room is like a fairytale. It allows us to dance together with a big group. It has direct access to the park outside.
The downstairs dance room provides plenty of space for workshops and has direct access to the terrace outside.
All parts of the building are unique: although it is only a few years old, a lot of charming vintage materials been re-used to create a fantasy atmosphere. Moreover every room has been decorated in a different way.
Building from the outside
Also outside there is a lot of (event) space to benefit from.
All rooms have relatively new comfortable beds. Every room has a different lay-out, but they all include their own (private) toilet and shower (except the bunkroom).