The cradle of the original snoezelen is rebuilding in centre De Hartenberg in Ede


In 1983 the first "Snoezelen " room of De Hartenberg in Ede (Netherlands) was  build.

At the time this was already a fairly large space (200 m ²) and this space had been used by  thousands of visitors  until 2000.

In 2000, a new spacious 400 m ² "Snoezelen" room was build because after 17 years of intensive use it was necessary to replace the old space.

This accommodation is now again after another 16 years of intensive being  redecorated  and will in the coming months will be completely renewed.

Many new techniques will be are built in.

All lighting is replaced by LED lights,

a large interactive Living Surface, with a  special heated floor,

a large vibrating floor,

a balls pool with lighting,

and visitor touch screens to be able to choose light, color and music.

The whole space will be equipped with ceiling lift system that is connected all rooms.

A part of the old materials is given away to other organizations in lack of means to buy this themselves.


The rebuilding is planned until the beginning of June this year. Via photos I would like to keep you informed of the progress of the overall renovation.

Ad Verheul