Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg

  • Dirck Hoetweg 5
    3541 BH Utrecht

Hi, I'm Nicole Kalkhoven, location manager of Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg Utrecht.

Welcome to our sun-kissed location: we’re proud of our fabulous and well-equipped space, which has a real air of tranquility and peace about it. One thing we love is that our children – even the infants – can look outside from any part of our virtually all-glass building. In the infant sections we actually use hanging cribs, so our youngest charges can get used to the sounds and scents in their part of the building, with the added benefit that we really get to know him or her!

The large entrance hall is used for exercise classes for our younger and older toddlers, and it’s also where we regularly set up kids’ activity tracks and sometimes like to get together with all the groups for special celebrations. Our location is right next to a fire station – what could be more exciting to a toddler?

We have two yards: there’s the large one with its fun play corners, a playhouse, and a climbing frame (an added convenience is that you can quickly grab any items from inside the building and take them into the yard, as we’re based on just one floor). Our infant yard (featuring a slope, sandbox, and small footbridge) is where our littlest ones can enjoy the fresh air. We have our own vegetable garden, which we cultivate and maintain together with our toddlers.

We’re located in the Leidsche Rijn district (very popular with young families), across from the new shopping center and near the railway station and the A2 and A12 highways.

In this location you will find Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg

  • Baby garden

    Babies can enjoy the fresh air in complete safety in their own sheltered baby garden area. And the older children can play hide-and-seek to their heart’s content in the willow tunnel or in the sandpit, or race around on small bicycles or carts.

  • English lessons

    Young children’s ears are incredibly receptive to the sounds of other languages. We grasp this opportunity every week so our toddlers get to know English through play. We use our hand puppets Benny and Bella for this.

  • Discovery garden

    Our shady garden really invites children to start discovering and playing. There’s a screened area for the babies, which means that the older children can play to their heart’s content on the discovery path, the playhouse, the climbing frame, and practice balancing on the stepping posts.

  • Toddler gymnastics

    Toddlers love exercise, as this enables them to discover their bodies through play. That’s why we do this every morning with them during our toddler gymnastics. We use stories to get the children moving and challenge them to make their own contributions.

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Horizontal groups

Every child lives in a world where everything impresses – and everything has an impact. That is why we work with horizontal groups at our locations.

2 Babygroups
0 - 2 year
1 Infant group
1 - 3 year
2 Toddler groups
2 - 4 year
1 Older toddler group
3+ year

Review from a parent

Our daughter has been going to Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg for a year now. We had such a warm feeling at this daycare center right from the start. All the staff are so helpful and are open for anything. We’re simply delighted with the hot meals that they prepare with local, organic ingredients where possible. Indoors, the rooms are really spacious and light and the children can also enjoy playing outside in the beautiful garden.

Layla Donk
Mother of Zoë (2 years)

Rates 2023

Rate per hour: € 10,89

Hot lunch

Freshly and warmly prepared lunch and baby snacks.


Pampers diapers, Pampers Sensitive wipes and Naïf care products.

Bottle feeding

Most types of bottle feeding are available. If you have a different wish, we will do our best to order it.

Teats & bottles

In terms of brands off teats, bottles and sleeping bags, we follow the wishes of the parent as much as possible

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Meet some of our team members

Frequently asked questions

Photos from our center


Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg

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Hi, I'm Nicole Kalkhoven, location manager of Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg Utrecht.

Nicole Kalkhoven
Location manager Kindergarden Dirck Hoetweg Utrecht

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