The Retreat

Whether you're a business owner just starting out 1-5 years (track #1) or for 5+ years (track #2), Spark offers a year-round curriculum, helping you make the practical adjustments necessary to grow your business. Our special 1 1/2 day retreat ensures that you're on the right track to success.

The retreat starts off with a full day program at a unique riverside location in Loenen a/d Vecht offering an inspiring environment just 20 min outside Amsterdam. There's a follow-up meeting in Amsterdam several weeks later to make sure you're still on track. 

Day 1, track #1: Thursday, September 21

Day 1, track #2: Thursday, September 28


9:30-10:00 Welcome with cava & cake

10:00-11:00 Workshop #1, SEO quick fixes

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Workshop #2, marketing & outreach strategy revisited

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Workshop #3, Getting your finances back on track

14:00-15:30 Choice of recreational activity (5k walk with mentor, yoga on the river, time management or brainstorm session)

15:30-16:30 River cruise with drinks & bites

16:30-17:00 Closing/departure

Facilitated follow-up session: Thursday Nov. 2, Track #1 9:30-11:30 & Track #2 12:30-14:30

Cost for 1 1/2 day retreat program & follow-up session: 195 EUR (ex btw)

Each track is accepting a max of 10 participants, allowing you to get to know your cohort and exchange skills & expertise.

Catering provided by Natascha van Gellecum

To sign up, email:

Questions? Call Hannah at +31 (0) 626410786


Conveniently located just outside Amsterdam in Loenen aan de Vecht, besides Spark's regular curriculum, The Retreat offers the ideal setting for workshops, trainings, team-building, yoga/wellness retreats, board meetings, brainstorm sessions, evaluation or interview sessions, concerts, and other off-site events for the Spark community. Ideal for groups with up to 12 people.

Amsterdam (20 km), Utrecht (15 km), Hilversum (10 km), Schiphol (21 km)

Parking on site (3 -4 cars + 1 boat) + additional free parking just 100 meters away.


275 EUR for half-day / 400 EUR for full day (ex BTW)

Includes; wifi, flip-chart, projector, screen/whiteboard, slide changer

Also available upon request; food & beverage packages, low-key boating on Vecht river with owner's sloep (8-10 pers), Dutch-American hostess/moderator on site, wood stove, private docking facilities, outdoor meeting set-up.

To check availability and request an offer please call 06-26410786 or email: