International events

The Netherlands hosts major sporting events at a very high standard of excellence. However, the Netherlands wish to elevate major events to an even higher level by organising as many side-events as possible before, during and after each event. The aim is to maximise the positive impact on Dutch sport as well as the economic and social benefits. Major events hosted by the Netherlands are known for their reliable, professional organisation and for innovative strength. The informal and ‘open-minded’ atmosphere that reigns during the events is quite exceptional.

The Dutch cooperation known as 'The Power of Sport Events', in which the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht, the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport, NOC*NSF, and the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC) collaborate, sets itself the goal of attracting major international sports events to the Netherlands. The partnership focuses on economic and social spinoffs as well as a positive impact on Dutch sport, and has adopted a national events calendar, in which the various parties encourage one another and provide mutual support.

The power of sports events
Major events
Upcoming events
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Herbert Wolff
Head of International Relations

For more information:
Papendallaan 60
6816 VD Arnhem 
The Netherlands
Telefoon: 0031 (0)26 4834400

Postbus 302
6800 AH Arnhem
The Netherlands