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Cookery Camp

Cookery Camps run Mon-Fri in The Hague from Mon 24 - Fri 28 July and Mon 21 - Fri 25 August - click here for an overview of dates and locations or see the section below

* Brand new for 2017 * A great chance to join one of our talented Day Care Chefs as they lead a cookery camp specially designed for each age group.

Spend a week on activity camp with a cookery focus... Experience Chef Alex will attend every location during the week to provide full instruction to all the children, with the assistance of the normal holiday camp teachers..  Bread rolls, Pancakes, Raspberry Apple Granola, Scones and Summer rolls are just some of the recipes on the list.  On top of that there will be opportunities for the children, as well as the teachers, to come up with their own suggestions for different international dishes for the children to try preparing.

To keep things interesting there will naturally be time for a full range of fun and active outside games, as well as craft activities inside such as the making of Chef's hats and making your own bread box. Additionally, the campers will go on exciting field trips to an animal farm and fruit farm.

A final creation of chocolate and vanilla ice cream will top off a delicious week of fun!

Please click the link to get an impression on the structure of a typical day at camp.

When and where does Cookery camp run?

Cookery camp is run at various times, at various locations during the summer holidays. Camps run from 08:00-18:30 and the last drop off time is 09:30 to ensure all children can enjoy the full programme.

Click the link for more info on our locations

Camp Weeks Camp Location
Monday 24 July - Friday 28 July  The Oaks & The Maples
Monday 21 August -  Friday 25 August The Estate & The Willows




Field trips: Each cookery camp includes two field trips. The children will visit an animal farm on Tuesday and a fruit fam on Thursday.

Zein is the trusted partner to most of the international schools in The Hague including The British School, The International School of The Hague, The European School, The French Lycee and de Haagsche Schoolvereeniging. Please note however that families are free to select any of Zein's out of school care locations for holiday camps. All four locations are registered and fully licensed, so working or families can claim part of the costs for the camps back via the Dutch Childcare allowance.

What language is spoken at the holiday camps?

Our holiday camps are open to everyone. English is the main language spoken, but many of our teachers are international and speak multiple languages. Where possible, and if needed, they will take the time to explain things in your child's mother tongue.

The camps also offer Dutch children the perfect opportunity to practice their English in a relaxed and informal setting - after all, learning works best when you're having fun!

Do you have qualified staff?

All our camps and activities are led by our qualified childcare workers and carried out in age appropriate format for children aged 4 – 6 and 7 – 12. Where relevant we make use of professional sports teachers and other specialists - all of whom have pedagogical and safety training.  Our holiday camps offer exciting hands-on activities, sports, recreational games and field-trips in a safe and non-competitive environment.

How much does it cost?

The gross cost (without childcare allowance) is €89.25 per day or €446.25 per week. This price includes healthy organic meals and snacks throughout the day; entrance fees and transport for field trips; and all materials and instruction.

Please note that all our camps are held at registered childcare locations. Dutch childcare allowance is available for parents working or studying in the Netherlands irrespective of nationality. Our staff will be happy to help you apply.

How do I make a booking?

Bookings can be made via our online booking form. Your booking will be confirmed by DebiCare, our registration company, within 2-3 working days. If you would like to discuss your booking please contact a member of our team using 070 326 8263 or

Please note: for new clients, initial bookings must be for 1 week (5 consecutive days). Thereafter bookings can be made in two day blocks. Parents are advised that children will get the most out of theme camps if they attend the entire week. Please visit our page on Camp Attendance Options for more details.