"Ever since I had my first psychedelic experience and became aware of the profound impact it can have on the human consciousness, I became really interested in exploring the human consciousness landscape and potential. I have traveled to different parts of the world and exposed myself to different ways and traditions people across history have developed to experience this aspect of human reality. I’ve witnessed people healing old and deep trauma, people getting insights into aspects of their existence that made them better human beings, and people having what can only be described as mystical experiences, experiences that many religions have initially been based upon. There are many places, ways and traditions to have such experiences, usually in ceremonies specific to particular cultures, charged with specific culture context and practices that may not always resonate with the western way of what would be a safe and comfortable set and setting. What the Synthesis team has managed to create in the specific retreat format, set and setting, is by far the best environment for interested westerners to have access and benefit from the psychedelic experience, in such a way to have the best possible outcome. The focus on each and every participant, the safe and comfortable environment, the one on one and group conversations with the retreat team, something that often is lacking from other retreat formats, provide the best possible integration process, something really important for first time explorers and even for the more experienced ones. The focus on education and even the scientific research involved in creating the experience is what makes it even more valuable. I recommend Synthesis with great confidence to everyone interested in exploring this incredible and even unthinkable experience, in the best possible format, especially for people who are interested in having it for the first time, but also for more experienced ones who are looking to benefit from an environment focused on the best possible set and setting." Alex, 37 Romania

Venue Highlights

Located a short 40min drive from the city of Amsterdam, The Lighthouse is a special and inspiring place designed for our guests to deeply relax & recharge. Located on a former dune in the middle of the green heart of Zandvoort, you are a short 5-min walk from the beach, a nature reserve and the sea. The Lighthouse is composed of 6 private apartments, each with access to a beautiful garden at the back, a sauna, a relaxation/yoga area (80m2) and a large shared kitchen. Designed by Osiris Hertman - the apartments have a unique character and are designed for you to relax and enjoy your space. Creating the perfect setting for a truly transformative experience on your Synthesis Retreat.

Accommodations

All 6 apartments have their own living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a TV and a luxurous bathroom. Each apartment is designed for shared occupancy. Single participants will be allocated rooms with single beds, separated by gender. If you're a woman attending alone, you will be sharing an apartment with another woman. Couples attending together will share a double room.

Upon request, we can make special arrangements for private sleeping quarters, please contact us here.

Towels, linens & special care products are provided for each of our guests; and high-speed wifi is available throughout the retreat center.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals served at Synthesis Retreats are prepared by DOORZEE, a catering company founded by Annebel Gelinck and Lotte Van Cleef.
Annebel and Lotte are two vegetarian chefs who believe in the taste and power of unprocessed food and share their passion for people to experience a versatile, nutritious and tasteful vegetarian cuisine. They have also completed the VIP Health & Nutrition certificate, ensuring the highest quality of meals served during your stay with us at The Lighthouse.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My inspiration is a desire to gain a deeper connection to and understanding of myself, something that I've been working hard on for so long and will continue to do in the future. I view a retreat as a wonderful way to focus entirely on this without the distractions of every day life! Nicola
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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