International Crews

The Regatta

The ‘Amstelbeker’ is an annual regatta organized by K.A.R.&Z.V. ‘De Hoop’ and K.N.S.R.B. The top eight female and top eight male rowers from each participating boat club compete for the glory of their club. This regatta celebrates the spirit of club rowing and fosters healthy rivalry. Only eights compete at this regatta!

Racing at the Amstelbeker follows a knock-out format, with crews rowing two abreast over a 750-meter course on the River Amstel. This competition, set in the heart of Amsterdam, is a rowing event you don’t want to miss. For both men and women, there are two esteemed categories: student clubs and general clubs (comprising juniors, veterans, or any combination thereof). The winners in their respective categories compete against each other in the grand finale. Men compete for the Palmbeker, women for the Fortunebeker and all the winners for a refreshing beer on the podium together.

The day’s grand finale is the ultimate spectacle, where the champion of the general clubs competes against the champion of the student clubs. A time differential, determined by the fastest self-rowed time of both finalists, will be applied to ensure a fair and thrilling race. Women compete for the Fortunacup, while men compete for the Palmcup.

The Amstelbeker is a real treat for all rowing enthusiasts. Spectators can watch the races from the terrace of the ‘De Hoop’ boat club, enjoying refreshments and soaking in the atmosphere. The Dutch rowing community is unique, and the Amstelbeker provides a perfect platform to experience it.

Accommodations & Boat Rental

We warmly invite international crews to participate in the prestigious Amstelbeker Regatta. This event offers a unique opportunity to compete against some of the finest rowing clubs in the Netherlands and experience the vibrant rowing culture of Amsterdam.

To facilitate your participation, we are pleased to offer assistance with boat rentals. Several local clubs along the Amstel River hav agreed to provide boats for international crews, ensuring access to top-quality equipment for the race.

Additionally, we understand the importance of comfortable accommodations for a successful competition. We can provide recommendations for a range of lodging options, from hotels to more budget-friendly choices, ensuring a pleasant stay in Amsterdam.

Our Support for International Crews Includes:

  • Boat Rentals: Access to high-quality boats from local clubs along the Amstel River.
  • Accommodation Assistance: Recommendations for a variety of lodging options to suit different needs and budgets.
  • Local Guidance: Advice on navigating Amsterdam and making the most of your visit.

Amstelbeker Party

After a day filled with thrilling races and vibrant energy on the water, it’s time to lay down the oars and let the festivities begin! You are all invited to a legendary evening of fun and excitement at the Amstelbeker Party!

We have an evening packed with surprises, including a special drink that perfectly captures the rowing spirit. From fantastic DJs who will keep the dance floor buzzing until the early hours, all set in a breathtaking venue that reflects the beauty of Amsterdam.

Whether you have competed for the Palm or Fortunacup, or simply come to enjoy the excitement of rowing and the camaraderie, this evening promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.

So put on your dancing shoes, gather your teammates and come together to celebrate the day’s achievements and enjoy the best that Amsterdam has to offer. The party starts as the sun sets and goes on until 3:00 AM, so make sure you join us to make the most of this spectacular evening!

We look forward to welcoming you all and creating unforgettable memories together at the Amstelbeker Party!

We are committed to making your experience at the Amstelbeker Regatta both enjoyable and memorable. Please do not hesitate to contact us at for any further assistance or specific requests. We look forward to welcoming you to this prestigious event