Scout Trips to the Netherlands

Step out into nature and enjoy the best of Buitenzorg

From £341pp

Deep in the Vuursche Forest, Buitenzorg Centre has been welcoming groups from all over the world since 1949. Great for a first-time European adventure, Buitenzorg’s campsite is well geared up for Scouts, where tents are set up for your arrival and on-site activities include archery, canoeing and craft workshops. For an extra cultural twist, why not take a day trip to Amsterdam? The perfect way to finish off your Scout trip to the Netherlands.

We offer ‘Summer Set Departures’ in July and August when you’re group can fill their own coach, or opt to share with another group to keep costs down. During these months, we set up our own camp at Buitenzorg and tents and self-catering equipment are provided for the duration of your trip. If you’re looking to travel outside of the summer months, then we can help you create your perfect tailor-made trip at another time of year.

 

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We’re thrilled to see groups are as keen as ever to get back out exploring the world and we’re already helping leaders get their plans underway for 2022 and 2023.

Activities

Based in the beautiful Vuursche Forest, you can step out into nature and enjoy the best of Buitenzorg’s on-site activities. And with excellent public transport links, Amsterdam is just a 40-minute train ride away!

  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Craft workshops
  • High ropes adventure course
  • Campfire evenings
  • Amersfoort Zoo
  • Pioneering and forestry
  • De Efteling Theme Park
  • Day trip to Utrecht
  • Canal cruise
  • Day trip to Amsterdam
  • Anne Frank Museum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Jewish Historical Museum
De Efteling Theme Park

Exciting thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies alike, there’s something for everyone at this awe-inspiring theme park. Whether you dare to ride the exhilarating rollercoasters, enjoy the enchanting attractions or take in a dazzling show, your group are certain to be blown away.

High Ropes Adventure Course

Zip between the treetops and challenge your balancing skills as you climb and make your way through an exciting high ropes climbing course.

Amersfoort Zoo

Discover over 1500 wild & exotic animals including tigers, giraffes, and elephants. Unique to Amersfoort Zoo is their ‘DinoBos’ area with 75 life-sized dinosaur models from every era!

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    Based in the beautiful Vuursche Forest, you can step out into nature and enjoy the best of Buitenzorg’s on-site activities. And with excellent public transport links, Amsterdam is just a 40-minute train ride away!

     

    • Cycling
    • Canoeing
    • Archery
    • Craft workshops
    • High ropes adventure course
    • Campfire evenings
    • Amersfoort Zoo
    • Pioneering and forestry
    • De Efteling Theme Park
    • Day trip to Utrecht
    • Canal cruise
    • Day trip to Amsterdam
    • Anne Frank Museum
    • Van Gogh Museum
    • Jewish Historical Museum
  • Summer Set Departure Dates & Prices

    Our set departure coach service runs throughout the summer on the following dates. You can opt to fill your own coach or share with other groups allowing you to keep costs down.

    2022 departure dates

    • Saturday 23rd July 2022  [SOLD OUT]
    • Saturday 30th July 2022   [SOLD OUT]
    • Saturday 6th August 2022
    • Saturday 13th August 2022   [SOLD OUT]

     

    2023 departure dates

    • Saturday 22nd July 2023
    • Saturday 29th July 2023
    • Saturday 5th August 2023
    • Saturday 12th August 2023

Sample Itinerary

How your adventure is mapped out day to day…

Day 1

Morning:
Depart the UK by coach

Afternoon:
Arrive at Buitenzorg Centre and get to know your new base with an orienteering course

Evening:
Enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 2

Morning:
Spend the morning canoeing

Afternoon:
Return to Buitenzorg for an afternoon of crafts, where you’ll paint traditional Dutch clogs, make souvenir woggles and weave bamboo into dream catchers

Evening:
Enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 3

Morning:
Enjoy a full day at De Efteling Theme Park!

Evening:
Enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 4

Morning:
Travel to the local town of Amersfoort by train or bike for a morning of sightseeing

Afternoon:
Visit Amersfoort Zoo for wildlife galore

Evening:
Enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 5

Morning:
Take the 40-minute train to Amsterdam and explore the city on a canal cruise

Afternoon:
Visit Anne Frank’s House or the Van Gogh Museum (and be sure to try a Dutch waffle!)

Evening:
Return to Buitenzorg

Day 6

Morning:
Hire bikes for the day and admire the countryside along one of the area’s cycle paths

Afternoon:
Make your way to the nearby castle and stop for a picnic, before returning to Buitenzorg

Evening:
Evening campfire

Day 7

Morning:
Spend the day enjoying the on-site activities, including the high ropes adventure course and archery

Evening:
Enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 8

Morning:
Depart by coach back home

 

 

What’s Included

8 days, 7 nights including:
  • Return coach travel
  • Return channel crossings
  • Canvas bell tents
  • On-site Venture Abroad representative
  • Full tour and itinerary planning
  • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
  • Luggage labels for the group
  • Travel Insurance
  • Prices are based on a self-catering option
Prices from £341pp

Price based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date.

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Accommodation

Buitenzorg Camp Site

You’ll be allocated one of the 18 campsites on the Buitenzorg site, where the Venture Abroad tents and catering equipment will be set up and ready for your arrival!

Did you know that we can help you organise a completely tailor-made coach trip to Buitenzorg at any time of year? The team at Buitenzorg will welcome your group to stay in their indoor, self-catering accommodation. Just tell us when you want to go, and we’ll take care of the rest!

During the summer holidays, we set up our own camp at Buitenzorg and tents and self-catering equipment are provided as part of your trip (see our ‘Summer Set Departures’ above for more information). You can opt to camp outside of this time by providing your own camping equipment for your group.

  • All tents and catering equipment provided
  • Over 12 hectares of grounds
  • Exciting on-site activities

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The tour lived up to everyone’s expectations.Petula Bladen, 8th Worthing Sea Scout Group, The Netherlands

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