Learning from the world

Get to know the Netherlands through a month long intense cultural immersion. Gain a deep understanding of the Dutch country and culture, by taking on this intellectual and philosophical challenging experience. Are you open minded and motivated? Join teens like you from all over the world and build life lasting international friendships together.

Intellectual and philosophical challenge

The IQ teen camp challenges the teens on an intellectual and philosophical level, through additional group assignments and projects. The teens are herein guided by a special teen facilitator. The teens will dive into water management and learn how the Dutch use the water to their advantage, to then bring their new gained knowledge into practise. The teens will also gain a deep understanding of the Dutch culture through researching the behaviour and opinions of the Dutch concerning sensitive social subjects and form connections that explain the Dutch responses in daily life.

For teens who are not interested in joining the project we will offer the option to join the teen camp without the project and the intellectual and philosophical challenges that comes with it, giving them more free time for socialisation and possibly schoolwork they bring from home. This option will be available if there are enough requests for a teen camp without the project.

Deadline 15 july.

After this date we can not guarantee your booking
and the price will definitely go up.

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Quality time with peers

The teens will spend a month together with other passionate teens from all all over the world. A base for deep connections and life lasting friendships with peers who might be difficult to find in their home community. A significant learning experience lies in the (controlled) independence the teens are given during the teen camp. By giving the teens lots of freedom and responsibilities, the teens are able to experience personal growth in a safe environment. The teens will live together in their own fully equipped cabin, where they are responsible for cleaning, preparing their meals and doing their laundry together. The dedicated teen facilitator will supervise the co-living, the social connections and the teens’ general wellbeing.

A full day program

The IQ teens arrive at Schiphol airport and are taken to the park, or are taken to the park directly by their parents. Here they can spend their first day getting adjusted to any climate and time differences and relax after their journey. The teens will meet their fellow students in a casual setting.

Approx 14:30 – 18:00
During an informal get together, we will meet all the participants of Worldschooling Netherlands. We will meet the team and be introduced to the program. We will do some connecting activities and get to know each other better

Archeon in Alphen aan den Rijn: Korting Tickets 12,50 • Approx 9:00 – 18:45
We will discover the history of the Netherlands as if we were there. We will experience this day loaded with workshops and activities, that make us relive history while being in the center of the action, while knowledgeable experts teach us all about the Dutch history and answer all our questions.

Rotterdam - WijnstudioApprox 9:00 – 18:30
Rotterdam, one of the major cities of the Netherlands, famous for its ports, completely bombed in the WWII and rebuilt after, using the most creative architecture of its time. We will get a tour through the city and see the remarkable designs that this city has to offer. We will try the unique Rotterdam transportation: The water taxi. And we will learn all about the importance of the harbours of Rotterdam to the Dutch country.

Over half UK's 24m Halloween pumpkins destined for food waste | Food waste | The GuardianFrom 17:30
Although not a Dutch holiday, it is more and more common for Dutch communities to organise Halloween activities and something that is without a doubt appreciated by our teens. Today the teens will help the Worldschooling kids with a (scary?) face painting after which they will join the trick or treating. In the evening, the teens are invited for a traditional Dutch “dropping”. While not a typical Halloween activity, a dropping is a known social activity where the participants are (safely) taken to a secret location from where they have to find their way home.

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen | tot 73% korting | Ticketveiling.nlApprox 9:00 – 20:30
Today we will visit the Northern province Groningen. In Groningen we will visit the seal rescue center, where we learn all about seals and the great work the rescue center carries out. After we will visit the capital of the province with the same name: Groningen. Here we will climb the Martinitoren: the highest tower of the city and enjoy its view, after which we will enjoy some free time in the city.

Recept voor hartige pannenkoek met pompoen en feta - Foody.nlApprox  13:15 – 15:15
Pancakes for breakfast? For the Dutch pancakes are mainly eaten for lunch and dinner. Filled with all kind of ingredients, you will not recognise the pancake anymore. We will visit a traditional pancake restaurant and enjoy the typical Dutch pancakes.

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

Zaanse Schans — WikipédiaApprox 10:00 – 16:30
Windmills are a remarkable staple of the Netherlands. Today we will get to experience windmills from the inside and out. We will go to a famous location in the Netherlands that is known for it’s beautiful windmills. Through multiple excbitions we will learn about the windmills and other traditional Dutch features.

The Delta Works of Zeeland | Zeeland.comApprox 9:00 – 20:30
How does the Netherlands keep the water out? Does the country really needs Dutch boys to put their fingers in dikes, or is there a more sophisticated system behind it? We will have a fun and entertaining day filled with all kinds of exhibitions and activities right on the Storm Surge Barrier, the eight wonder of the world. We will learn all the ins and outs about the construction that keeps the water out of the country, all at our own level of understanding, and all with a lot of fun.

The IQ teens will get a specialised tour to learn more about the dams as part of their project.

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

*During one of the park days, the teens will go on an additional excursion.

Home - Muiderslot [EN]Approx 11:00 – 17:30
We will visit one of the oldest and best preserved castles of the Netherlands. The history of this castle goes all the way back to the middle ages and lets us experience what life was like at a castle in these days. 

Zelf kaarsen maken – Kaarsenmakerij Wilhelmus EenrumDuring the candle making workshop we will learn to make our own candles from bee wax and give them our favorite colors. Of course we get to take our self made candles home.

Peace Palace | DenHaag.comApprox: 8:00 – 21:00
Den Haag / The Hague is the political capital of the Netherlands. Here, the Dutch government is located and the king has its palace. But also, Den Haag is the city of international peace and justice. In this day we will go by the national and international highlights of democracy, peace and justice. In the afternoon it is time for fun. We will pay a visit to the Dutch miniature park that shows all the highlights of the Netherlands in scale in a fun and engaging way.

The IQ teens will get a tour through the parliament and learn about the politics of the Netherlands as part of their project.

* The visit to the parliament we cannot guarantee, as the tickets can only be booked in competitive timeslots. 

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

Volendam & Marken Attractions 15 • HollandApprox 10:00 – 14:30
We will visit the traditional fishers town Volendam where we will enjoy some traditional Dutch experiences. In a number of exhibitions we will taste a Haring Dutch style, learn how Dutch cheese is made, learn about the traditional Dutch costumes and even try them on ourselves. All this while enjoying the beauty of this cute fishers town that makes you feel like you have gone back in time.

Oud Hollandse Spelletjes - Leuke Hollandse spelletjes - SpelActiefApprox 14:30 – 16:30
We will go back in time ourselves, to a time when kids did not have iPhones and Nintendo’s to enjoy themselves. What did they do? Which traditional games did the Dutch play? We will experience it all first hand.

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

Batavialand: Shipyard and Museum - Holland WelcomeApprox 10:00 – 17:00
We will visit a historical 17th century VOC ship. We will learn more about the VOC that meant so much for the country in the exhibitions, while enjoying all the fun and educational activities that teaches us how to be VOC sailors.

Additionally, we will visit a museum that displays the history of the province of Flevoland, where we will learn about how the Dutch successfully claimed land from the sea.

Working in AmsterdamApprox 9:00 – 19:00
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The best thing to do here is just walk around and breath in the energy of the city. We will start the day with a visit to the Anne Frank house* where we experience the story of Anne Frank with our own eyes. After, we will take a tour to learn about Amsterdam’s history and culture led by a knowledgeable guide, followed by a visit to the Rijksmuseum. Of course there will also be plenty of time to explore Amsterdam on your own.

* The visit to the Anne Frank House we cannot guarantee, as the tickets can only be booked in competitive timeslots.


During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

What Is Borrelen? Understand the Beloved Dutch Happy HourApprox 13:00 – 17:00
We will invite you all for a social afternoon with a Dutch twist. You can try some typical Dutch treats and do a fun creative Dutch activity while spending some hours enjoying the company of the other teens.

Sinterklaas slaat Veenendaal over bij intocht maar cadeautjes worden wel bezorgd; wel te zien in Ede en Wageningen | Veenendaal | gelderlander.nlApprox 10:30 – 14:30
The Sinterklaas celebrations start mid November when Sinterklaas arrives in the country. This day is looked forward to by all Dutch children who will all gather to see Sinterklaas arrive in their home town, and we will get to experience this celebration first hand in the city of Hoorn. The Sinterklaas arrival introduces us to the Dutch Sinterklaas celebrations that last until the 5th of December and include daily rituals that we will introduce into the program from today. When the celebrations end we get to spend some free time to explore the city of Hoorn.

12 Best Things to do in Maastricht, the Netherlands (with Photos) - TouropiaApprox 8:30 – 20:30
The Netherlands is known for it’s flat landscape. In the whole country, no location can officially be labelled as a “mountain”. However, in the most southern province, called Limburg, close to the Belgium and German border, the landscape changes significantly. Here we will visit the small town Valkenburg, known for it’s beauty, it’s landscape, and it’s history. We will see the highlights of Valkenburg in a fun way for all, and enjoy one of it’s attractions. After Valkenburg, we will move to the city of Maastricht. Here we will join an Underground Experience in the hilly landscape around Maastricht. In a guided tour, we will discover a part of the miles long tunnel system and learn how the locals used the tunnels for their protection throughout history. After, we will spend some free time in the centre of Maastricht before heading back to the park.

Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes) - Tara's Multicultural TableApprox 12:00 – 15:00
In this workshop, we will teach you how to prepare the typical Dutch dish “poffertjes”. You will then of course get to try your new learned dish and understand why they are so popular in the Netherlands.

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

Video van Sint à - Flandre Orientale | GrouponApprox 16:00 – 18:00
Sinterklaas will visit us with his helpers. They will bring traditional Sinterklaas candy. We will sing a Sinterklaas song and have a little personal chat. Maybe he will even bring us a small gift.

Droomvlucht' dark ride - EftelingApprox 9:00 – 20:30
Efteling is one of the largest theme parks in Europe, with tons of rides, shows, rollercoasters, and so much more fun for all ages. However, Efteling is so much more than just a theme park. Since 1952 the theme parks fairytales, presented in astonishing artworks in the rides and shows, have touched the hearts of nearly every Dutch person, young and old, and so became part of their culture.

During the park days the teens will work on their special assignments and projects. They will also have plenty of time to socialise.

4,684 Goodbye Party Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStockApprox 16:00 – 19:00
The saddest day of the program will for sure be the goodbye party. One more time we will all be together and enjoy each others presence. During this day we will look back at our month together. We will be challenged in how much we learned. Also the teens will be presenting their final projects to the Worldschooling families during this day.

The teens will say goodbye to the park and are taken to schiphol or picked up by their parents, and everybody will head home.

*The program and all its activities are subject to change.

*The accommodation is fully arranged by our partner.

Worldschooling Netherlands

Simultaneous with the IQ teen camp, Worldschooling Netherlands, a program for families is run, for those who want to experience this cultural exchange as a family. The IQ teens and Worldschooling families will become part of the same community and attend many of the same activities. More info