Young Dutchman Seilberg celebrates its 75th anniversary; Children’s entertainment is paramount

For 75 years, Jong Nederland Zeilberg has been aiming to ensure that children can relax and grow. This will be celebrated on a large scale on Saturday 5 November with an afternoon for children, followed by a reception and in the evening there is a reunion of invited guests.

Children’s entertainment has been a priority for the Jubilee organization since 1947. Activities focus on creativity, outdoor living, sports and games, and there are regular educational trips for children.

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At Jong Nederland Zeilberg, young people in four groups of different age groups can, among other things, do crafts, cook, bake, play sports and play outside. “Our target audience is boys and girls between the ages of four and eighteen. This is achieved in a group context with the help of trained leaders working together in a national and regional context,” says the organization.

Dauwtrappers is the group with the youngest children. Every Saturday morning, these 4-7 year olds come to play at Jong Nederland Zeilberg. The real adventurers in the making are the Bosrakkers, kids between the ages of 8 and 10 who meet every Saturday at the end of the morning to play games and make creative crafts. Children from 10 to 13 years old belong to bandits; A group that meets every Wednesday evening to tell stories, among other things. De Kampioenen is the group with veterans of Jong Nederland Zeilberg. They now go to high school and are between the ages of 13 and 17 and meet every Friday evening. Most of them have been members since the era of the Dauwtrappers.

children’s chaplain
Jong Nederland Zeilberg was founded in 1947 under the name “RK Jongensgilde” on the initiative of Reverend Der Kinderen. Six leaders then took a leadership training course that began in November of that year with two groups of about 25 boys aged 10-16. For the first year and a half, the boys’ union was allowed to use the kindergarten attic for their activities. When it was destroyed by fire, a short stay in the care home (community house) followed. Because it had become so busy there, they had to move to De Vigil, where the groups continued to be temporarily outdoors for six months. Subsequently, plans for the building now known next to the clarinet began.

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In August 1950, “de Blokhut” was ceremonially consecrated by the Reverend and officially opened under the watchful eye of the mayor and several interested parties. The club has already grown to around 90 members between the ages of 9 and 17. The building later underwent many renovations and renovations, such as in 1968 when the interior of “de Blokhut” was extensively restored.

The first girl group
After a low point in 1970 when there were only 2 groups of children left, the number of members slowly grew again to 5 groups. In 1975 girls joined the association for the first time in groups. The then known “Catholic Girls League” stopped in Seilberg. This is how the first girl group in Zillberg was created under the banner of Young Holland. Due to the growing number of members, a second girl group was added in October 1975.

Dew hunters
In November 1982, the club was renovated again and after the restoration of ‘de Blokhut’ it was officially reopened. The outdoor area is also equipped with a sports field behind the building as well as a play area. After a lean period in the late 1980s, there was a revival from the early 1990s. As the minimum age of participants was lowered from 7 to 4 years old, several new young children were added and a new group was created: Dauwtrappertjes.

Expansion outside the region
In 2004 the outer area was expanded. “The municipality made some land available during the renovation of the ‘De Clarinet,'” the organization explains. In the years since, many improvements have been made in and around the club and the organization continues to grow into a well-run youth association where children can have fun every week.

Memorial Day
Next month, Al Ittihad will turn 75 years old and will celebrate that throughout the club’s season. This will begin on Memorial Day Saturday, November 5th. An afternoon party for children is held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, followed by a reception from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for everyone who is associated with the association or has a warm heart for them. For invited guests, a reunion evening for members, ex-members, and driving will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. You can register for reunification by sending an email to

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