About Us

A POWERFUL FORCE FOR GOOD SINCE 1961

Established in 1961, Outward Bound Netherlands is the leading provider of experiential education in The Netherlands, offering transformational journeys that encourage participants to push their mental and physical limits, and discover their true potential.

Our history

OVER 60 YEARS OF OUTWARD BOUND IN THE NETHERLANDS

Outward Bound was founded in 1941 by the naval captain Laurence Holt, and the educationalist Kurt Hahn. At this time, Outward Bound provided training for young and inexperienced sailors who were drafted into the navy in World War II, helping them prepare for a tough life at sea, and showing them how to survive if they were shipwrecked. After the war, it was felt that the courses offered by Outward Bound were valuable for society in general, and Outward Bound expanded rapidly around the world. Today there are Outward Bound centres in more than 30 countries. 

Outward Bound Netherlands was launched in 1961. Today, we are still the leading provider of experiential outdoor education in The Netherlands.

Photo’s: HRH Prince Bernhard visits the Outward Bound School at Moermond Castle in Renesse, Zeeland – 1964

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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

DR KURT HAHN

FOUNDER OUTWARD BOUND

Outward Bound Netherlands

Outward Bound® and the Compass Rose are each registered trademarks of Outward Bound International. Outward Bound Netherlands is an educational non-profit organisation registered under number 63491419.

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Outward Bound International

Outward Bound Netherlands is proud to be part of Outward Bound International. Outward Bound International is a membership organisation of the worldwide Outward Bound network. This network consists of 34 Outward Bound schools around the world.