The Retreat

Whether you're about to start your business or you just started (track #1) or you've been in operation for a few years (track #2), Spark offers a year-round curriculum, helping you make the practical adjustments necessary to grow your business. Our full-day retreat and follow-up session ensures that you're on the right track to success while connecting to like-minded female business owners.

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 facilitated follow-up session in Amsterdam several weeks later to make sure you're still on track. 

This Fall's retreat is focused on Visibility for your business. Workshops will cover marketing, SEO, PR, social media, and branding. Plan to dive deep into this topic. You will receive some preparatory materials prior to the Retreat so that you can hit the ground running in September. 

Full-day program track #1: Tuesday, September 19

Full-day program track #2: Tuesday, September 26


9:30-10:00 Welcome with cava (or coffee) & cake

10:00-11:00 Workshop #1, Embrace your inner marketeer -Marketing Foundations Workshop with Claudia Schalkx of Bridge2More (track 1) & Marketing Workshop for track 2 led by marketing coach for entrepreneurs Stephanie Ward of Firefly Coaching

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Workshop #2, SEO quick fixes (track 1) & SEO for Authority Building (track 2) with Moriam Hassan Balogun

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Workshop #3, Social Media Marketing Strategy with Geraldine Leroye

14:00-15:00 Facilitated walk & talk

15:00-16:00 Boat ride on Vecht River with drinks & bites

16:00-16:30 Closing/departure

Facilitated follow-up session with Emmy McCarthy: Thursday Nov. 2, Track #1 9:30-11:30 & Track #2 12:30-14:30 at Charley's in Amsterdam, Nieuwe Kerkstraat 26

Cost for the Retreat program: 195 EUR (ex btw). This includes all workshops, meals, entertainment, and goodie bag.

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

Catering in Loenen a/d Vecht 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; catering, 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: