Play sports and keep in shape

Sport is part of daily school life at Eerde. It keeps our students in shape physically and mentally and promotes the values of teamwork, respect and self-improvement,

The sports hall and gym in the castle grounds is available to students as part of the curriculum, and for boarding pupils in their free time. Team sports on offer on campus include football, volleyball, basketball, cricket, rugby and netball. Close to campus you can also enjoy tennis, horse riding, golf, ballet and swimming.

Elite Talent Coaching

For students who compete in their sports at national  or international level, Eerde offers extra Elite Talent Coaching. Our flexible programmes enable students to combine rigorous training and ambitious learning. Students follow a tailor-made programme with an adapted timetable and personal coaching to manage their ambitions in both sport and learning.

Eerde - an energetic school environment with enthusiastic teachers. I miss it still.

John, Alumnus

The great outdoors

Eerde’s location amongst the forest, fields, and streams of rural Overijssel make it the perfect location for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Nature trails crisscross the landscape for miles all around Eerde Castle, offering students ample opportunity to hike, bike, and camp.

Canoeing, swimming, horse riding

The plentiful rivers of the region mean that canoeing and swimming are popular pursuits. Students also have the opportunity to learn basic outdoors survival skills, such as navigation and map-reading.

If you’re used to riding and grooming a horse at home, there’s no need to give up your passion when you come to Eerde. Our partnership with local stables De Hazelhorst gives ample opportunities for all types of equestrian activities, from riding lessons to competing in events.