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Chocolate Club

Organizer of Conscious Gatherings since 2004

“We dance for freedom, connection and health as we come together with all dancers and our fantastic crew of musicians, ceremony leaders, healers and free spirits.”

Chocolate Club

Conscious Gatherings
Cacao Ceremonies.
Ecstatic Dances.
Live Music & Soundhealing.
Workshops & Deepening.

On a mission to spread health. Organizer of conscious gatherings and festivals. Provider of high-quality organic cocoa products and fragrances.

Conscious Gatherings

The Ecstatic Dance Festival of the Netherlands, at a special location in a castle the Berckt. Includes fully catered and lavish program with live music, matching workshops and, of course, lots of Ecstatic Dance!

The Netherlands’ premier 5-day conscious community festival at a campsite in nature. With a quality offering of workshops, concerts, Ecstatic Dances, ceremonies, wellness and more: for all ages. A festival, vacation and retreat all in one!

The Chocolate Club Timeline

2002
Establishment of Chocolate Club
Chocolate Club was created by Keung Man and Bastiaan Swager: the first cocoa ceremonies organized in the Netherlands.

Along with other culinary experts & raw food coaches, were chef Jeramaya van de Sterren and 'Raw-Chocolatier' Shanour Moens were also key driving forces during the early years of the Chocolate Club.

Chocolate Club stood for promoting superfoods, raw food, superfood smoothies - with cocoa in particular - and a conscious and healthy lifestyle in general. The terms raw food and superfoods, which came over from the U.S., were still alien to the general Dutch bourgeois consciousness at the time (No, we don't mean raw meat and anabolics!). Even "barefoot dancing" sounded all too floaty to many an ear back then.
2002
2004
Conscious Clubnights
In 2004, Chocolate Club began the first Chocolate Clubnights, also known as "Conscious clubbing," meaning without alcohol. For over a year this was organized monthly and in various places. After this, Mirror Centre became our home where we could grow for several years in a very nice way and bring the community together.
2004
2006
Opening superfood store
Around this time, the superfood store opened where several Chocolate Club parties were also held - this place is now known as the Jordaan Healthclub.
2006
2011
Club Lite
We made the move to Club Lite, where Chocolate Club was then transferred to Jens van den Akker (2012).
2011
2018
Het Grote Fijne Festival
In collaboration with well-known DJ Kareem Raïhani, we organized our very first Het Grote Fijne Festival New Year's Eve Party, with great success! This has been the birth of The Great Fine Festival.
2018
2019
Start multi-day festivals
This year, for the first (and immediately two) multi-day conscious gatherings organized Ecstatic Dance Festival Holland and Het Grote Fijne Festival. Over the years, the community has grown organically into the gatherings as they are today.
2019
2024
Opening of the Chocolate Club online store
This year we will start selling our own cocoa products! Keep an eye on the website for the opening of our shop.
2024

Will you join us?

The best festival, of course, we make together. You are welcome, too!

Will you join our team during set-up and take-down or during the festival? Will you give an unmissable workshop, crazy act or performance to match the festival?

If so, please let us know! And maybe you’ll soon be at one of our festivals.

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