Kasteel De Berckt
is a 13th century castle that was inhabited by monks from the beginning of the twentieth century until recently. Now it is used as a venue for group meetings, retreats, etc. The buildings and rooms still have the old atmosphere, but everything is brought up to present standards (wireless broadband internet through hot spots, beamers, etc.).
The castle can accommodate several larger groups at the same time. Each group has its own meeting rooms and bar, all groups use the same dining room.
Sleeping rooms ( 2,3,4 (bunk)beds) are simple, but with modern sanitary facilities.
The castle is located on beautiful grounds with ponds, ancient trees and wooded areas in a rustic area adjacent to the Meuse, one of the Netherlands’ big rivers and to a recently constructed golf course.
Virtual tour at http://www.denieuweklasse.nl/kasteel-de-berckt/panorama (only in Dutch)
Located between the city of Venlo (6 km) and the village of Baarlo (2 km);
http://venlo.digicity.nl/VVV_Venlo–1027728026id.html (only in Dutch)
http://www.baarlo.nl/home (only in Dutch)
How to reach the Summer School, once you have arrived at the airport;
1) Travel to Venlo per train, information can be found at http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home (from airports within the Netherlands) or http://www.bahn.de/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml (from Düsseldorf). Information on how to purchase a ticket at http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/arrange-and-buy/tickets-and-passes/purchasing-tickets
2) Travel from Venlo to Kasteel De Berckt per bus, information at http://9292.nl/en# (to ‘de Berckt, bus stop’), tickets can be bought in the bus, cash only. The bus leaves from Venlo twice per hour during the day and once per hour after 18.00.
The address is;
Kasteel de Berckt
De Berckt 1
5991 PD Baarlo
T +31 (0)77 477 1385
F +31 (0)77 477 4152