Head of the River Amstel
Rowing regattas are always exciting affairs, but as the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race in England proves, nothing quite captures the sporting public’s imagination quite like when rowers leave behind their dedicated track venues and take to unpredictable river waters. As such, since its inception in 1933, the Head of the River Amstel has grown into a national boating institution. Head of the River Amstel will return during the third weekend of March. PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times for 2023 to be confirmed. PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times for 2024 need to be confirmed.
Competitive rowing in Amsterdam
In crews of four and eight (plus a coxswain), more than 4,000 males and females, from 15 to 70 years of age, will take to the river in Amsterdam. The course is 8 km long, stretching from the heart of the city centre, where the Amstel is wide and straight, southwards through some narrower, challenging bends, before finally reaching the picturesque town of Ouderkerk. Whether you’re competing, watching from the banks in the city, or following the action from start to finish by biking with the rowers, it’s a remarkable river spectacle. Visit the website for more information.
Dates and times
|Saturday 16 March||13:15 - 13:15|
|Sunday 17 March||10:45 - 10:45|