The training centre provides the infrastructure to deliver and implement open call trainings and programs funded by Erasmus+. Full time volunteers run the training centre and they maintain and prepare the buildings for these occasions.

During the projects and trainings, the organising team and the participants are solely responsible to keep these on going tasks, which results in a self-run approach. This is a fundamental reason for our great offers and pricing.

The Training centre of the foundation Olde Vechte is located in Ommen the Netherlands. It is near the river de Vecht at the edge of the historical town Ommen (17.000 inhabitants). It is only a 500 metres walk to the city centre, with supermarkets, restaurants and a wide range of shops.

Even being in the countryside, it is only 1,5 hours by train to Amsterdam airport and therefore, it is easily reachable for international travellers.

The property has two independent group accommodations. The main house Olde Vechte has 17 sleeping rooms and the Country House Zeesse 9 sleeping rooms. Both buildings have a full-equipped kitchen, living rooms and cosy areas. There are outside terraces and surrounding playing fields with a great view over the river to the town.

In 2016 a new training room of 150 square metres was built. It has a new sustainable floor heating system where the sessions of the trainings take place and provides also a work place for groups.

Next to the premises, there are 3 apartments. Each of them has 4 rooms to host (12) the volunteer’s and staff members of the foundation.

The whole property is around 4 hectares and contains also a small forest, which enables enough space to be on your own in the breaks or reflection moments during the training. It is a great spot to do all kind of outdoor activities, games or personal assignments, working in couples or small reflection groups.

It’s lovely landscape with historical places; the very small village and family farms make the countryside of Ommen. This landscape is inviting to have bicycle rides or a nice walk in the forest around the corner.
  • The vocal aspect of the training helped me to be aware of the power of my voice and I realized that is an important tool in my work as a trainer. The concrete feed-backs were very useful and having the opportunity to implement them on the spot, brought me a lot of insights I was not aware of before. Now I feel that I can use my voice in a more conscious way, which is a great support in creating the atmosphere I want for my participants.

    – Magyarosi Bella, Outdoor trainer, Romania

  • The most valuable knowledge I gained was when working with the Winkelaar method. I now feel confident when creating training, because the process is clear to me. Next to this, now I have a better understanding on how to work for and together with a client. Lastly I now strongly feel the importance of context for participants in training courses. It has been a valuable training for me. 

    –Anna Moro, mediator, Italy

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