About Bovendonk


To keep the historic and precious monument Bovendonk for the future by exploiting a conference centre, hotel and restaurant in a sustainable and social way, focused on the development of people and society


To secure the misson, Bovendonk has a commercial goal. All profit made from the business goes directly into aspects that help secure Bovendonks mission and future. No interest is paid to any shareholders or board members. All activities on Bovendonk need to be focused on culturally enriching or improvement of personality & competence. Bovendonk is a place well suited for meeting others during special moments of their lives or the organisation in which they work. With your visit to Bovendonk, business or private, you directly support our goals and cultural inheritance.


Bovendonk's History goes back to the year 1282 when the Brothers from Hemiksem, near Antwerp built an estate just outside of the village Hoeven in the Western part of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Ever since then this estate has been part of the Dioceses of Antwerp and later Breda. Big parts of Western Brabant have been developed by the Brothers from Hemiksem, out of Bovendonk. Learn more...



As a part of our vision, Bovendonk values sustainability very much. At Bovendonk, we go to the utmost to make your stay a succes, while keeping an eye out for sustainability, society and our carbon footprint. We can make a big difference in sustainability by making a lot of small changes and improvements. Bovendonk has a Golden Green Key Certificate.

Priest- and Deacon education

Since 1983, Bovendonk is being used as the educational centre of the Diocese of Breda and houses the Priest- and Deacon education. This educational centre is an unique and selfsustaining Roman-Catholic education under responsability of the Bishop of Breda. The education for priests and deacons is unique because it offers the opportunity to those who come to faith on a later age, to learn through part-time education about the religion. Learn more...