Winterschool is coming

As a follow-up to the Summer School, Welzijn Bloemendaal, a welfare organization in Bloemendaal, is organizing a Winter School during the ‘Voorjaarsvakantie’, on February 22 and 24.

What is Winter School?

The Winter School is no ordinary school. In cooperation with the municipality of Bloemendaal, the Winter School aims to make sure that foreign kids don’t fall behind in their langauage lessons. The Winter School also aims to offer kids the opportunity to meet others and expand their social network.

Winter School Activities

The mornings are dedicated to Dutch and civic education. The afternoons are for cultural and sports activities.

The Winter School classes are scheduled for Monday, february 22 and Wednesday 24, between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There might be a follow-up of Winter School during the May vacation.

For whom?

The Winter School is free and designed for children, age 11 – 18, living in Heemstede and the municipality of Bloemendaal, (Bennebroek, Bloemendaal, Overveen, Aerdenhout and Vogelenzang)


Volunteers, age 14-23, who love to help children from different cultures, will be in charge of lessons. They will show children around in Heemstede and the municipality of Bloemendaal. Furthermore the volunteers will help the children to improve their Dutch language skills.

Sign Up Now

Do you know children who are eligible for Winter School? Would you like more information?

Contact Nicole Honingh at

Interested in becoming a volunteer *? Reach out to Nicole today!

* A volunteer should speak Dutch fluently.