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Sit down, let me tell you about

this magical place

We are so many things:

castle, 30 ha of nature, seminar centre, place to grow, BodyHeartSoulCommunity …

And so many things we are not:

insta-licious wedding venue, hotel, profit-booster meeting centre, restaurant …

But what’s most important is not what we are,

but WHY we  are.

Our Domain

Our castle is a heritage site, that is obvious. But have you ever really experienced the power of the 150-year-old trees all around the domain?

It doesn’t matter what you believe or not.

Standing next to such a friendly giant and sharing a couple of breaths, makes you aware of a world where time travels at a different pace. It makes you feel relevant and irrelevant at the same time.

It is hard to capture this magical place in words. The Heerlijckyt is a domain to experience for yourself. Welcome.

What is where?

Our Food

Vegetable-based, healthy, and so very very yummy. Famous for ages, and according to some guests the number one thing to look forward to when they come here.

Almost two decades ago, we started with our veggie lunches long before this was a hype, so we have quite some experience with vegetable cooking.

Today, all meals are vegetarian, but if you really can’t miss some fish or meat, you can order organic meat or fish beforehand. We changed the standards, because we think this is what the world needs …

To see the food choices, click here.

Our Homemakers

We have a heart for homemaking and caretaking. And we are always curious about why you are.

Our Castle

Resplendent with ancient beauty, this medieval castle is the heart of our domain. The place where everyone comes together to meet & eat, to share & care. 

Something out of a fairy tale with knights in armour and princesses on balconies. One big difference though… we don’t do posh anymore. This castle feels like home. Come in, kick off your shoes, crash on the couch, read a book, or start a good conversation. Just be you.

Our Foundation

We want to realise so much: a food forest, mental well-being programs, new trees for future generations, BodyHeartSoul Leadership experiments, …

The list is too long and our time too short. Thank God a foundation has been set up to fuel all these projects: The Village and the Common Fields of Grace.

Want to make a donation or offer your knowledge, time or muscle power?

Yes, take me to these Common Fields of Grace

Our Art

Sometimes striking, sometimes subtle, sometimes almost hidden in nature, but always surprising and inspiring.

Take a moment. Stop what you are doing. Breathe, and let this artwork do its magic …

What has been said

We are coming here for almost 14 yers, and a lot has changed since then. It was all a bit smaller and more intimate in those early years. Meanwhile, the place has reached its full potential and so it has all become a bit bigger and more professional. But even now you can still rightly use the word 'wonderful' for every aspect of your stay: the reception, the halls and rooms, the food, the team, the campfire under the stars, the conversations by the fireplace or in the bar.

Stef SteyaertManaging director at WhoCares, Chairman at Socius

Heerlijckyt is not just a regular meeting centre away from the city, it's an entire ecosystem. We were all happy to enjoy its domain gardens, pond, pear & apple trees. During our 3-day stay, we were rarely stuck in front of a screen, instead we were trying to absorb the beauty and just be.

Alexandra ClipaAdmin & Events Officer - Zero Waste Europe

So what is it that makes this place stand out, you ask?
The energy of these age-old grounds: vibrantly calm, reassuringly stable.
The simplicity of the meeting halls and lodging: stylish and effective.
The quality of the meals: tasty, healthy, nurturing both stomach and heart.
The place, the facilities, the people are thus the riverbed in which our clients’ energy and our own can stream. That’s why we’ve been coming back to the Heerlijckyt ever since it opened.

Filip LowetteManagement consultant & Trainer at Claridad

The Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren is an excellent place to feed the mind but also the body. The food is absolutely fabulous. Fresh and delicious!

It feels great to live near such a beautiful place. What they do is inspiring for local entrepreneurs like me.

Pedro StrauwenEntrepreneur at Keldermans Wonen