aquatic sports

As the inhabitants of the capital of a country forged from the seas, Amsterdammers will always feel close and connected to the water. It’s only logical that water sports are hugely popular, be it boating (of the leisurely and the competitive variety), surfing at the nearby North Sea coast or simply swimming in one of the city’s many swimming pools.

Grachtenrace Amsterdam

Herengracht
1017 CD AMSTERDAM
Grachtenrace Amsterdam
12/10/2019
This annual Amsterdam canal race for small boats returns every October. More than 140 teams are expected to participate in this ye...
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Amsterdam City Swim

Kattenburgerstraat
1018 JA AMSTERDAM
Marine Etablissement Amsterdam
08/09/2019
Every September the canal cruise boats and other vessels make way for up to 2,500 brave swimmers (and another 500 kids) as the Ams...

Head of the River Amstel

Jan Vroegopsingel 4-8
1096 CN AMSTERDAM
Start: Rozenoordbrug
14/03/2020 - 15/03/2020
Rowing regattas are always exciting affairs, but as the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race in England proves, nothing quite captures the s...

Swimming pools

Visit one of Amsterdam’s many swimming pools for an active day out with the whole family. In addition to large pools for swimming laps, most of these ...

Sporty city

Sport fans certainly needn't sweat it in Amsterdam. With several stadiums in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and a packed list of sporting events, it'...