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Craft Beer Festival 2018

Craft Beer Festival 2018

On the 7th of October 2018, C.F. BeneKids will hold their third annual Craft Beer Festival. The Festival will be held @ het Atelier Amsterdam.
The festival starts at 16:00 and will finish at 00:00. The day will include numerous activities, local breweries that will bring their specialty craft beers and many food options with a Mexican twist.
Win prices during the lottery and swing your hips during salsa lessons. A day you don’t want to miss! Get an impression of the festival by clicking the following link to watch the aftermovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNMVEn2XmcM
Receive a free gracias beer with every ticket! Tickets can be purchased using the following link:
About Atelier
Atelier is located behind the Olympic Stadium, in the middle of the industrial area but next to the waters of the Riekerhaven. The combination of warm yet industrial decorations will be this year’s scene for BeneKids’ craft beer festival.
Coming by car? No problem! There will be enough parking spots available. Atelier is located close to exit S107 and is thus easily accessible by car.
Want to know more about Atelier? Please refer to their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/schinkelatelier/
Stay tuned!
Would like to see our after movie from last year?
Then please refer to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P8Qc9aLceA&t=33s

Dam tot Damloop 2018

On the 23rd of September it is time to show everyone what we got! Get ready with us by joining the weekly bootcamps. Every Monday at various locations including Vondelpark and Rembrandpark, companies, personal trainers and skilled students will provide you with the perfect workout to get your summer body on point! Just click “Yes” on the polls and you are in!

Run with BeneKids to give children in developing countries a better education. This year on the 23rd of September students, family and friends, teachers and parents will run 16K from Amsterdam to Zaandam.

Please don’t forget to raise your money via Pifworld! There are prizes for:
– The person that raised the most money
– The female that is the fastest
– The male that is the fastest
– The best average group time
– The most amount raised by a group

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to benekids@hotelschool.nl or message on Facebook.

What do you get out of it?
– Free bootcamps
– Running meet-ups – Goodiebag
– Official School of Life shirt
– Meet-up location before the event
– Even beers afterwards, to get rid of some of the pains!

To run you are asked to raise €100 for the cause. This can be easily done through Pifworld, where friends can donate to your page! In addition, the discounted sign-up price is only €38,5 per person.

Since this event is so popular, we start the sign-up early. However, this also means there are limited tickets available. Make sure you are not too late, because spots fly fast!


Kind regards,
Board Scheepbouwer



Benefit dinner 2018

Dear Supporters,

Board Scheepbouwer had their first big event of the year! The benefit Dinner was a major succes mostly due to the incredible ambassadors who organized everything: Natália Pilla Busato & Toscha De Wit van Eyken and the GastroCie team for making the amazing food.


The night consisted of a lot of Spanish music, a lot of food and A LOT of drinking. The sangria’s and gracias were selling like crazy! And because of all the generous donations, we were able to raise around €1800 for Hotel Con Corazon. This dinner we raised over 4 computer to donate to the tutors in Hotel con Corazon Nicaragua so they can continue improving education for the children. If you would like to donate money so we can get more computers to the organization, please refer to the following link:


Thank you to everyone involved and we hope that you all had an amazing evening and enjoy the pictures!

Craft Beer Festival 2017

The second edition of School of Life's Craft Beer Festival!  

What a success it was AGAIN! School of Life organized their annual Craft Beer Festival on the 8th of October 2017. This year we were able to raise the bar for the years to come since the venue was packed with beer-loving, energetic, social and charity-minded individuals. Het Sieraad was the perfect venue for this event with its high ceiling, warm atmosphere and great location. 

Our ambassadors picked the best brewers from Amsterdam to serve their amazing Craft Beers. These brewers included Oedipus, Gebrouwen door Vrouwen and Poesiat & Kater. In addition, we even had “Bottle” provide an extraordinary service since they abled guest to bring freshly tapped beer home.

Meau Hewitt started off with a very special performance behind the piano who left us all speechless, what a voice! Huub set the mood with his trumpet, if you have any interest in buying a CD from Huub please contact us! 

A lot of people were lucky to win some items from the lottery, such as a massage at Het Massage Huys, dinner at The Salsa Shop or one of the cool Heineken packages. But besides drinks, music, Mexican food was present as well. Our own GastroCie with students of Hotelschool the Hague provided us with some spicy nacho’s, tasty burgers and lovely chicken sandwiches. The band Tzigane Swing ended the evening with Alex the DJ, which was a spectacular ending to a successful second Craft Beer Festival. 

Special thanks to our ambassadors: Emma de Witt, Danielle Kotter, Nick de Leeuw, Mylou Muller, Jessie de Ruiter and Barth Blankemeijer. These heroes have put their heart and soul in arranging the second edition of The Craft Beer Festival and raised a total amount of: €6.410,-.


Dam tot Damloop 2017

The 17th of September 2017, School of Life participated in the Dam tot Damloop with 70 participants. Since the beginning of March we have started preparing with a team of dedicated people for this race. With the support of several bootcamp and running clubs we have become closer towards our goal of 16 kilometers!

This event is not only about reaching that finish line but also supports School of Life. Therefore, each candidate has launched its own Pifworld page. On this page the possibility is created to donate money that will be raised for education in Oaxaca, Mexico.

We started off this day at 09:00 o’clock at NEMO Amsterdam, where we gathered together. After receiving our School of Life t-shirts, support by Lucia Marthas, DPS and Comitas, we took off to the start. Adrenaline was kicking in and we have never been so ready to hit that 16km.

2 hours later, everyone exhausted, but satisfied we cheered together with a glass of beer. Evaluating the last few hours gathered all around the Charity stand was a great closing of this long long training.
And not to be forgotten; during this race we have raised an amount of €9028!! We have never been so proud!

We would like to thank all of you who supported us during our preparations and during the race! We couldn’t have done it without you. See you next year?!

SOL Sensation 2017

The 11th of June, SOL had its first edition of SOL Sensation at WattWorks, Amsterdam. 3 rounds, 45 participants, sweat, competition and spinning were commonplace.

School of Life would like to thank everyone who participated during this event.

The day started off early, preparing all food & beverages for the participants who were about to burn a lot of calories. Around 11.30 the first spinners arrived at the location and were excited to jump on their bicycles. At exactly 12 o’clock we were off on our way to the top of the Mont Ventoux with the professional guidance of trainers Loek and Sander. After 50 minutes of an intensive work-out, the exhausted and red faces were entering our green room. Where hydrating drinks and delicious food was waiting.

We spent the day with repeating our work out for 3 hours, with each hour new participants. Even though, everyone cycled individually the team spirit was there as we all had the same goal, raising awareness and money for School of Life. A successful sports event with your support! The photos are available on our Facebook.

Craft Beer Festival 2016

Craft Beer Festival 2016

On the 20th of November, School of Life organized their first annual Craft Beer festival. That afternoon, the most upcoming beer breweries had the opportunity to present their craft beers to a big audience.

This was a great success and a day to relive. In order to share the best experience of this event you, Kiki Bosman (blogger) has described this lovely day in detail.

Craft Beer Festival Blog by Kiki Bosman.

I guess we all know them; these typical autumn Sunday afternoons on which you’re simply craving for a beer. In that case there are several options to consider. Go visit one of these ‘’brown bars’’ in the Jordaan where your beer will be served by an old and grumpy bartender, organize your own pub-crawl through the city ÓR, in case of great, great luck, there will be a Craft Beer Festival somewhere nearby. ‘’Coincidentally’’, the 20th of November was one of these lucky autumn Sundays! To make it even better, this festival was not just like any beer festival, no, it was a very special one, with many extraordinary elements. First of all, a festival organized by Hotelschool students already confirms the chance of succeeding. In addition to that, the ‘’line-up’’ of the festival included highlights to which only cool people would be attracted☺. Think of a lottery, a performance by The Voice of Holland participants, a talented jazz band and good-vibe songs played by two DJ’s ♫.

Last but definitely not least, the festival was based around the School of Life charity. This foundation is initiated to support education for the less privileged children in our world. This implies that all the €1934,86 collected with the consumed beers and the lottery tickets were donated to School of Life.

It’s like 1+1=3; getting tipsy on beers with a high alcohol content while simultaneously making the world a better place. So after a challenging cycle tour through the extreme wind force on that day, where everyone was avoiding to be hit by branches, we were warmly (literally and figuratively) welcomed at the Westerliefde. So many familiar faces of which so many were offering me a tasting zip of their beer; I could become tipsy without having to spend any money!But obviously I wanted to contribute to the charity as well so I bought plenty coins and over-enthusiastically acquired so many lottery tickets that I would almost be impossible to nót win anything. I was especially aiming for the €150 voucher to spend at the Tunes bar, but anything else would make me happy as well. Unfortunately, it seemed that I wasn’t one of the lucky bastards… Whatever, the lottery was presented in such a nice way that I felt like I paid for the fun show rather than for the lottery tickets.

No, it didn’t matter, because this Sunday was not just like any Sunday. The atmosphere was so pleasant and everyone looked so happy while they were enjoying their local beer crafts, crafted to raise money to support education.

If you weren’t on this magic Sunday, I am certain that reading all this makes you greatly regretting your absence.



Wondering how it looked like? Make sure you check out the after movie: 

Charity Dinner

Charity Dinner

In January 2016, School of Life organized a dinner and auction for friends and family at Duin & Kruidberg, a prestigious estate in Haarlem. It was a beautiful evening, and thanks to all the generous donations and active participation at the auction and lottery, a total amount of €5565 was raised that evening! It could not have turned out any better. The food was spectacular, especially since the menu was designed by the Michelin-star chef Alain Alders.

A special thanks to Duin & Kruidberg and all the friends and families present during that evening!

table dinner space room-2