Outward Bound Netherlands is an educational charity that uses adventure and the natural environment to help young people develop important skills for school, work and life.

Our Courses

Life Skills for Schools

life skills for schools

We partner with schools to take students out of the classroom to learn about themselves. We use adventure to positively impact young people’s attitudes, skills and behaviours.

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Life Skills for Work

life skills for

We work with companies to develop their early talent and equip them with the values and behaviours needed to become more productive individuals and effective team players.

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Life Skills for Individuals

life skills for individuals

We offer you the opportunity to experience the classic 21-day Outward Bound programme. Develop the personal and social skills you need to succeed in life.

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mental skills for athletes

We work with athletes and sport teams to develop the mental skills that they require in order to be successful as an athlete and as part of a sport team.

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“There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less”

Kurt Hahn

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Now also in The Netherlands the Skills for Life Award: Not in the Mountains but at sea.

Upcoming Courses

  • Connector.


    This 5-day sailing expedition is the opportunity to explore unique Dutch environments and experience fresh challenges in an intense team setting. Habits, behaviours and skills learned on this adventure will help you navigate whatever challenges lie ahead of you. Read More.

  • Connector.


    Explore the Dutch Wadden Islands from the hull of a kayak; traverse the Waddenzee by foot. At every step, work as a group to overcome expedition challenges, develop a greater belief in yourself and your crew and learn why teamwork is often more important than everything else combined. Read More.

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