Thanks everyone for a fantastic 2024 edition of the Open Dutch!

We are all still recovering from the 2024 edition of the Open Dutch, which we personally feel was a great success. Most of the photographers have shared the links to their material with us, but we suspect more will be shared in the upcoming days/weeks. Literally thousands of photos have been shared. Make sure to check them, share them with your friends and family, and/or tag those you spot in the pictures!

2024 Edition

Weigh-in on Friday starts at 18:00, and Saturday between 7:15 and 8:45!

We are a few days out from the tournament, and we hope everyone is as ready as we are! We want to remind everyone that you will need to bring a signed copy of the DECLARATION OF CONSENT form to the tournament. (Last page of the invite) It is mandatory to fill out this form and bring a printed copy of the form to the verification/weigh-ins! Yes, this applies to everyone who wants to participate, regardless of age. If you are a minor, your parents (or legal guardian) will have to sign the agreement as well. Coaches, also note that all payments (entry fee and potential referee fines!) will have to be completed and received before your competitors can weigh in!

Secondly, the weigh-in on Friday starts at 18:00 and ends at 21:00! If you are in Helmond on Friday, please weigh in to avoid long queues on Saturday! On Saturday the weigh-in is between 07:15 and 8:45. The competition will start at 9:15, and considering the number of attendees we will start on time, and we will not extend the weigh-in time slot so make sure to be there on time! We do not make any exceptions!

Transportation and parking!

Registration closed last week and the final draw will be online soon.  We are prepared for a full day of competition, and we hope you are as well as we have 700 competitors joining us. If you are planning on coming by train, you will arrive at train station “Helmond”, which is located at Verlengde Spoorstraat in Helmond. From there you can take a taxi, bus, or even walk to the Sports Center / Hotel. It is about a 1km walk.

Plan your trip using (bus) or (train). The train from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helmond is an intercity and there’s no need to switch trains, please check this page for more details. If you are with 4 or more people, take advantage of the Group Ticket available for travel during non-peak hours! This will save you a significant amount per person!

For those traveling by car, use the following address for your navigation system:

Scheepsboulevard 2
5705 KZ Helmond

There is a parking place underneath the hotel which costs € 10,- per day, there’s also free parking close to the hotel on the various streets surrounding it.

Registration has closed!

Registration Closed - SteelMint EventsWe hope everyone is ready, as we are getting closer to the event every single day. We are finalizing the preparations and we closed the registration yesterday. As it stands we have 700 competitors from 108 different teams and 20 different countries. The team is working hard on creating the draft of the draw, this should go online on Friday the 19th, with the final draw being scheduled to be published on Thursday the 25th. We will share more details about transportation and parking as soon as possible, so that everyone can plan their travel accordingly and timely. We are looking forward to a great event, and hope to see all of you 1.5 week from now.