Company Outing Ojah B.V. at the Heische Hoeve in Loosbroek
The Heische Hoeve is located in the north of Brabant, near ‘s-Hertogenbosch. An atmospheric family farm transformed into a conference center. Meetings, group events and company outings are held here. The farm is located in the countryside of Brabant and is surrounded by vegetable gardens, arable farming and viticulture. Sustainability is a top priority at the Heische Hoeve. In addition to serving many regional products and their own cultivation, they do everything they can to work as ecologically as possible. Here in the countryside of Brabant you can enjoy a unique food experience with a minimalistic footprint.
Sustainability is also a top priority at Ojah, which is why the choice to hold the company outing in the Heische Hoeve was quickly made. It was exciting for a while whether it was allowed to continue after it was canceled in 2020. But the numbers around Covid looked good enough to give our outing the green light.
Off to Loosbroek
Not much later, on November 12, 2021, a full bus left for Loosbroek. Everyone was excited and happy that a party could finally be celebrated again. The village of Loosbroek, which with its 1015 inhabitants can be called a small village, is an hour’s drive from Ochten. Halfway through the morning we drove between the country roads and through the meadows to the Heische Hoeve.
The hostess welcomed us and served a hot cup of coffee / tea and a piece of freshly baked cake. The farm atmosphere and warmth of the fireplace gave the Heische Hoeve a nice ambiance.
What’s on the agenda?
While enjoying the delicious cake, it was explained what we could expect that day. We started right after that. The friendly and helpful staff had arranged 3 activities for us.
One activity consisted of an ecotrail with an electric 4×4 convertible jeep. Off-road we drove in a team through Brabant and followed the route via the dot-arrow road book and GPS. We drove on dirt roads, past meadows and on narrow paths. Our driving skills were put to the test and this created the necessary tension.
The next activity was a tour through the whisky distillery that is located on the property. After many failed attempts at distilling Whisky turned out to be successful. An employee of the Heische Hoeve took us along and told us everything about the origin of the distillery and the process of distilling the Bus Whisky. A fun fact is that even the spent grains of the Whisky Distillery are used as pig feed, or converted into sustainable building materials.
Finally, an escape room was waiting for us. Puzzles had been laid out among the vines. Each puzzle led to a code. After all numerical codes had been cracked and the answer to the last puzzle had been given, we could enjoy a drink at the table inside.
Snacks, drinks and dances
While walking back to the farm, the wonderful air of BBQ already met us. While enjoying local beers or a glass of wine, we were allowed to enjoy the delicious delicacies from the area without any restrictions.
When night fell, the chairs and tables were pushed aside and it was time for a party. The DJ played records and our feet lifted off the floor.
De Heische Hoeve has 28 hotel rooms on the estate, so the journey to bed was not long.
The next morning after a delicious breakfast the bus drove us back to Ochten and the trip was over. What a beautiful memory it is now!