About This Center

Earth Awareness is based in the middle of the Netherlands - about 1 hour from Amsterdam - and is close to a big national parc. It is situated in a unique and off grid forest-village and is an exceptional bird paradise. The colossal trees, great biodiversity and monumental buildings make an incredible scenery together. The centre is founded in 2004 and been completely off grid since. Here you find rocket mass heaters and woodstoves, eco toilets and solar power, great gardens and an ethnobotanical greenhouse. Beautiful sculptures and natural art are all around, with one major piece at the centre ‘The Nature Temple’. Inside the farmhouse there is an atelier of 275 m2 where the sleeping spaces are situated.

The centre has facilitated ceremony for thousands of people since 2006, collaborating with keepers of ancestral knowledge. The cornerstone of our retreats is an incredible transdisciplinary team of highly skilled and experienced facilitators who are there to support. We are dedicated to providing our participants the opportunity to benefit from the psilocybin’s potential to catalyse a life changing experience.

The Nature Temple’s vision is to provide the ultimate location to journey-work with Magic Mushrooms, to enable and empower human transformation, deepening the realisation of our interconnectedness with all that is.

We have integrated various medicine traditions and blended them with our own European roots. We have used this experience to finetune a balance between indigenous traditions, modern Western culture and scientific knowledge. These reasons give our organisation a strong foundation of professional standards, safety protocols and ethics.

Time is Art

Venue Highlights


An initiation centre for the people, for reflection on and reconnection with our origin and the mystery of creation. This unique experience space is specifically designed for ceremonial use. It functions as a compass and initiation centre for truth-seekers. The enchantment of the Nature Temple is the ultimate setting to explore altered states of consciousness. A visit guarantees an unforgettable experience full of inspiration.

The Nature Temple is a 140 m2 square work of art, organically built with thick trunks and curly branches, coloured glass and clay. The majestic wooden floor combined with a fire place in the centre gives the Nature Temple splendor. The 7 diameter geodesic dome-shaped vault at the roof functions as a galactic clock through which you can watch the celestial constellations at night. During the day the sunlight shines through and you can watch the crowns of the surrounding cathedral-like trees.

Library of the earth – Made from more than 40 different types of wood, mostly inlands, give the Temple an unmistakable authentic character. Each type of wood tells its own story, both physically and symbolically. From a technical point of view the Nature Temple has become a combination of various ecological building styles, with elements from an earth-ship, a hobbit house and a log cabin. We have made use of straw, clay and cord-wood construction techniques.


Private lodgings at our centre

Each participant has a nice and cosy private space at our indoor camping. A tent where you can stand upright, with a bed, a mattress, sheets/blanket/pillow, a carpet and a night lamp will provide you in your basic needs. The tents have a height of 2.50 m and are 2.50x2.50 m. They are situated on our spacious and light upper atelier, sometimes the tents are set up in the garden. Our accommodation has all benefits of following a natural lifestyle. During the retreat you go back to basic at our off grid centre, you shower in rainwater and you manage with limited internet or electricity.


  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Our meals are organic and vegitarian, but if you have allergies we can Always see if we can make changes in the menus.
During a retreat you eat several breakfasts, simple and luxury ones, several lunches and diners.


The centre is about 1 hour from Amsterdam. Here you can get the train to Apeldoorn or Deventer. The last bit of your journey goes by bus, unless you choose we pick you up at the central station.

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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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