Facilitating Entheogenic and Psychedelic Experiences in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Holland, Northern Europe.
Tailored to your needs, you may choose the medium and duration of your treatment. The first step is a free consultation to ascertain your suitability and desired outcomes. We will then agree together a path to achieve your wishes.
To bring the healing power of entheogenic and psychedelic plants and substances to the attention of the masses. These God given solutions have been used for thousands of years to advance both spiritually and personally. They have the ability to rewire the brain and increase conscious awareness for the benefit of all sentient beings that inhabit this wonderful blue oasis we call home.

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This center is open since May 21st 2016


Psilocybin/Psilocin containing truffles; Psilohuasca, psilocybin containing truffles + Syrian Rue or Banisteriopsis caapi Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI); Bufo Alvarius/5-MeO-DMT; 1p/b-LSD; 3-MMC (Khat analogue); DXE/DCK 'Dreamtime'; 2-FDCK 'Ketamini'; Salvia Divinorum; Cannabis; Hashish and Kambo experiences. N.B. Ayahuasca; Peyote & San Pedro (Mescaline); LSD-25; MDMA/Molly/Ecstacy; Iboga; NN DMT; Changa; 2-CB; Ketamine; Magic Mushrooms and other experiences are available upon request but will require further travel to a different location other than the Netherlands for treatment.

LocationThe Lake of Joy, Green Heart, Netherlands

How to get thereThe facilities at the ‘Lake of Joy’ in the Groene Hart (Green Heart) of the Netherlands offer the most delightful setting for your treatment. The Groene Hart is close to Amsterdam and most other major cities in the west of Holland, it is a relaxed, peaceful and rural location in the centre of the Randstad. We believe we offer the best setting in the Netherlands, our substances are locally sourced from reliable laboratories, resellers, and retailers. We are excellent at controlling these two aspects for the perfect experience. All that is required of you is that you bring your perfect (mind)set and we will work together to ensure that it remains positive, relaxed and anxiety free.

Accommodation and facilities

1 single room

1 double room

2 dorm rooms

Transfer from airport is available.


Music that is played during session

Live music and pre-recorded. Sounds from the Amazon Jungle. Chakra Sonic Realignment Vibrations. Client's own choice.

Medical and safety

The center has medical facilities available nearbyLocal Doctor

The center has a psychological therapist available on-siteTranspersonal and Somatic

The center conducts an intake processClients are requested to undertake an intake interview where pertinent questions are asked regarding their medical history with regard to their chosen treatment and well being. We use current best practise to ascertain your suitability and integrity. You may be refused an experience based on the above criteria. If using SSRIs or other anti-depressant medications please be aware that, in most cases,you will have to be free of these for at least six-weeks and preferably three months before your experience can begin. You should consult your personal physician about how to come off as gradually as possible to forgo any adverse side effects. Honesty in this respect honours your own safety as well as the integrity of the facilitator to be prepared for any and every eventuality.

The center provides a follow up integration processIntegration Session, immediately following and usually two weeks post experience, is conducted in person or via video call by facilitators. Upon request transpersonal and somatic therapists can be present.

The center provides ceremonies for personal developmentWe also offer services to end patterns of negative behaviours by raising your conscious awareness to a higher vibrational frequency where these patterns are no longer compulsive and gently remind you to be the best and most authentic possible version of yourself.

The center provides treatment for psychological disordersTransmuting and healing childhood trauma; treatment resistant depression; end of life anxiety; ptsd and cluster headaches.

The center provides treatment for physical illnessesTransmuting and healing childhood trauma; treatment resistant depression; end of life anxiety; ptsd and cluster headaches.

The center provides treatment for addictionsWe also offer services to end patterns of addiction and negative behaviours by raising your conscious awareness to a higher vibrational frequency where these patterns are no longer compulsive and gently remind you to be the best and most authentic possible version of yourself.


Rudi Somerlove facilitator 40 years experience Jane Fortune counsellor 20 years experience Brid Ni Fhoighil facilitator 5 years experience


Sustainable projectsSynthetic versions of medicine are used where possible.

Research projectsMIND European Foundation For Psychedelic Science Maastricht University Leiden University Imperial College London

Group Size

The center accommodates private ceremonies with a single participant

Maximum 7 persons per group


Maximum 4 participants per facilitator.

The facilitator stays during session.

Someone who stays sober is present during ceremonies.

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7 Reviews

If transformation, healing and adventure are what you seek, then Metamorphogenesis on the Lake of Joy is the place for you! I've been evolving and healing through a very difficult but joyous journey since 2013 - Rudi provided the perfect safe space for me to take a big leap into the next stage. I'm a freelance writer by trade, but I've been wrestling for my life with unblocking myself creatively so I can write the things I need to in this life…. Rudi's houseboat, knowledge and psychedelic guidance provided the vessel I needed for all of that to unfold in a reassuring and sustainable way that will stay with me for the rest of my life. The Lake of Joy needs to be seen to be believed in its stillness and beauty…. Warning: you will want to jump in it - intuitively and spontaneously - after spending time there in Rudi’s insightful and supportive company. If you are curious about entheogenic experiences and feel a calling towards healing yourself through this method, then I could not possibly recommend a better guide and support system than Rudi Somerlove. I’m so grateful to have had this reality-affirming experience at the beginning 2019!! <3

- visited 3 years ago

Really great place to come… Friendly, totally safe and very knowledgeable. I was facilitated by Rudi, here in 2017 and thoroughly recommend Metamorphogenesis to anyone looking for personal growth. Really great place to come. David Florence

- visited 4 years ago

On the shores of an often ‘mirror like’ lake, a small floating cottage rests unobtrusively. That small cottage turns out to be a spaceship to unimagined dimensions. Your guide, Rudi, an accomplished pioneering psychonaut, readies you for the journey through connecting deeply and opening his home, his experiences, and his record collection as you prepare to expand your mind. Three barriers will fall as you embrace this portal to altered consciousness: the first is coming to know and trust this wise guide; the second is jumping joyfully into the chilly nature of the lake, and the third, the anxious stranglehold of your ego. If you come with a curious mind and an open spirit, there are mysteries you will unlock and treasures that you will carry with you when you leave. Receive a wisdom at the Lake of Joy that will show you there is no more important place on the planet. ROLAND LA RONDEL – 1 MARCH 2020

- visited 8 months ago

Rudi provides a trustworthy presence and ability to hold space gently and consistently. From our consultation video call and advance emails it was obvious that he takes his work seriously, and listens carefully to what is requested by each person that comes to him. His holding of ritual space is ‘light touch’, – I never felt I was being asked to enter any rigid ritual practice, just some simple and respectful ways of entering into and emerging from the experience safely and patiently. Thank you for your tending Rudi, I hope to visit you again

- visited 3 years ago

Professional, knowledgeable, spiritual, scientific and right to the point – what else could one ask for . Trust Rudi and cherish the experience.

- visited 3 years ago

I find on psychedelics one can notice another’s intentions and feelings more deeply and clearly. In that psychedelic space, for me, Rudi radiated wisdom, compassion, and gentleness; invaluable qualities that were so useful for my particular experience, and I imagine too for others experiences. It was challenging for me to fully trust someone whom I had never previously met in real life (even though we had spoken via Skype on numerous occasions) but I trusted Rudi in that space; and I think Rudi’s qualities played a significant part in allowing me to do that. Overall his facilitation was above and beyond. It was clear to me that he facilitates in a way that a standard psychotherapist cannot. It has now been a couple of months since our session together, and I really believe Rudi played a big part in making my experience so transformative. Thank you for genuinely changing my life in positive ways Rudi.

- visited 2 years ago

Highly recommended. Rudi and Brid are lovely people, with an impressively comprehensive knowledge of psychoactive substances. The houseboat is beautiful and right on the lake. I was allocated a private double bedroom to retreat to, and feel as though I have a couple of friends for life!

- visited 4 months ago

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