What is happening with Open Dutch 2021?

Over the past couple of months, many events have been either canceled or postponed. We have received many inquiries about Open Dutch 2021. First and foremost, we hope everyone is healthy and stays healthy. One of our priorities/goals as organizers has always been creating a safe high-level taekwon-do tournament. Right now we are unsure what the world will look like in January of 2021 when it comes to COVID-19. At this stage, it is still too early to make a decision about what we will do with the event. We are in close contact with ITF Nederland and local government (municipality), and we will make an informed decision based on our discussions with both ITF and the city of Helmond.

We hope to provide more details about the Open Dutch 2021 in the near future. Rest assured though, our number one priority is to organize a tournament in which people can participate in a safe and healthy manner. For now, stay safe and we hope to be able to provide more news soon.

Booking a hotel for Open Dutch 2021 already? Read this…

We know that many have already started to book their hotel rooms for Open Dutch 2021 (Saturday the 30th of January). We just received the new prices for the hotels we recommend. For a full listing please check out our accommodations page. We want to call out two major changes which may interest one. The Golden Tulip Hotel West-Ende right in the city center of Helmond, which is about 1.5 kilometers from the venue, has just created this great package deal for the Open Dutch. You can book it by emailing on info@westende.nl using the reference code dutch open. The Open Dutch Package, which we feel is a great offer, for 2021 consists of the following:

  • 2 Nights stay, 2 x Breakfast buffet, 1 x three course dinner, 1 x sport buffet – 149 Euro per person
    • Rooms available: 2, 3, or 4 persons
    • Single person room surcharge is 75 euro

Also, for Best Western Wellness and Nobis Hotel Asten and Boetiek Hotel Plein Vijf in Deurne the prices have changed slightly. We have listed the prices of both hotels below and included the email address for bookings and the reference code.

  • Boetiek Hotel Plein Vijf
    • 1 Night – single  = 69 Euro
    • 1 Night – twin = 75 Euro
    • 1 Night – triple = 99 Euro
    • 1 Night – quatro = 109 Euro
    •  info@pleinvijf.nl (please use booking code: dutch open)
  • Best Western Wellness and Hotel Nobis Asten
    • 1 Night – single  = 72 Euro
    • 1 Night – twin = 79 Euro
    • 1 Night – triple = 99 Euro
    • 1 Night – quatro = 109 Euro
    • info@nobis.nl (please use booking code: dutch open)


Preparations have begun for the Open Dutch 2021 – Saturday 30th of January

We barely wrapped up Open Dutch  2020, but the preparations for the Open Dutch 2021 have already begun. We just secured the location and the date. The location will be the same as the previous editions, again in Helmond. The date is Saturday the 30th of January 2021. Write it down in your agenda. We know some folks are already looking to book a hotel. If you are booking your hotel make sure to use the Accommodations page on this website and use the booking code as that will give you a discount, and it also allows us to track/predict how many people will attend the event.

Saturday 30th of January, 2021. Be there!

Feedback requested!

We feel it was a great edition of the Open Dutch last weekend. But it is very important to understand what you (competitors, coaches, referees, volunteers, spectators) experienced and where you feel we can improve the tournament! We’ve already received some great feedback and some comments on what we can improve, and hopefully, all of you are willing to share your feedback as well. We have created a simply survey form, you can fill it out anonymously if desired. It should only take 5 minutes!


First photos online of Open Dutch 2020! More to come soon!

We’ve spent most of Sunday and Monday sorting through the pictures. We managed to “narrow” it down to about 1200 photos, which are now being uploaded to our Facebook page in batches (upload completed at 14:45!) . Make sure to follow/like our page so you can see the pictures and tag your friends in them. Feel free to share the photos or use them in any shape or form. We expect that the other photographers that were at the event will share them as well in the upcoming days. We will share the links with you when they do!

Read moreFirst photos online of Open Dutch 2020! More to come soon!