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31st March and 1st April 2018

Price from £209 per person

The Netherlands Easter Trophy will be held for the 10th time in 2018, and is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the leading tournaments in Holland.

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Fully Inclusive of:

  • Exclusive use of your executive coach for the duration of your tour
  • Local pick ups as required
  • Return sailings Dover – Calais
  • 3 or 4 nights accommodation at the grade of your choice
  • Netherlands Easter Trophy tournament participation
  • Packed lunches for players and coaches on tournament days
  • ISL assistance throughout including pre tour advice and in Holland
  • Guidance and assistance with flight bookings (if required)
  • 1 free place for every 25 persons for early bookings

Prices

The price of £209 per person is based on 50+ persons travelling and staying in youth hostel (half board basis), tourist class hotel (bed and breakfast) or holiday village (self catering). See below for accommodation supplements / reductions.

50+ persons     + £0 per person 30-34 persons + £40 per person
45-49 persons + £10 per person 25-29 persons + £50 per person
40-44 persons + £20 per person 20-24 persons + £65 per person
35-39 persons + £30 per person 15-19 persons + £80 per person

Typical Itinerary (4 day/3 night tour)

Fri 30th March:

Depart local area by executive coach for the channel port. Enjoy the many facilities on board ship before continuing your journey to Holland. Check in to your accommodation, rest of day at leisure.

 

Sat 31st March:

The Netherlands Easter Trophy commences today. Tournament play is from 10am to 5pm approx, with teams split into morning or afternoon sessions. Optional excursion, for example Amsterdam.

 

Sun 1st April:

Further games today followed by the Netherlands Easter Trophy presentations in the clubhouse. Local excursion if required.

 

Mon 2nd April:

Depart Holland around midday, earlier if you prefer a stopover, such as the beautiful city of Bruges, or a hypermarket. Continue journey to your local area arriving in the evening.

Typical Itinerary 5 day / 3 night tour

Depart around midnight on Thursday evening and travel through the night arriving Holland at lunchtime on Friday, giving you more free time on arrival day at your destination to relax and unwind. Supplement +£10 per person.

Typical Itinerary (5 day / 4 night tour)

As above but with Monday as a free day for relaxation, sightseeing e.g. Amsterdam, Ajax Stadium, Theme Park. Return from Holland on Tuesday.

Extra night cost £25 per person (Holiday Village or Center Parcs).


Transport

Executive coach with video, wc and hot drinks facility included free of charge for groups of 25 persons or more. Smaller groups will have luxury standard coaches suitable for the size of their party, upgrades to executive vehicles are available, for an economical option smaller groups may share with another team at £249 per person.

Sailings

There is a choice of short, medium or long sea crossings, plus the Channel Tunnel. Please note cabin accommodation is provided on the overnight crossings from Newcastle - Amsterdam and Hull - Rotterdam.

Route Duration Frequency Supplement
Dover - Calais / Dunkerque 75/120 minutes Hourly £0
Folkestone - Calais (Tunnel) 35 minutes 3 times an hour +£10 per person
Harwich - Hook of Holland 7 hours Twice daily +£25 per person
Hull - Rotterdam 12 hours Daily +£60 per person
Newcastle - Amsterdam 15 hours Daily +£60 per person

Flight Options

The most suitable airports to fly into are Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Dusseldorf (Weeze or International), we can arrange transfers from here to your accommodation and sports grounds. Prices on request.



Accommodation

The following accommodation is available:

Youth Hostel

Arnhem, Doorwerth, Apeldoorn and several others within 30 – 45 minutes.

Tourist Hotel Very limited, suitable for smaller groups only.
Holiday Villages Several within 15-45 minutes.
Center Parcs
(+ £25 per person)
Het Heijderbos, south of Nijmegen, 60+ minutes.
De Eemhof, east of Amsterdam, 60+ minutes.
Medium Hotel
(+ £20 per person)
Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Doetinchem, Zutphen.
First Class Hotel
(+£40 per person)
Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Doetinchem, Zutphen.

Inntel Resort Hotel at Zutphen

The Inntel Resort Hotel in historic Zutphen is located just 20 minutes from the Netherlands Easter Trophy.  It's a luxury sport hotel with it's own football pitches for training, other facilities including tennis, squash, indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, solarium and ten pin bowling. There's also two bars, restaurant and beer terrace.

Rooms are 2/3 bedded with singles available at a supplement. You have the choice of staying on a bed and breakfast, half board, or full board basis.

Meals

At the Netherlands Easter Trophy, packed lunches are provided for coaches and players free of charge. The clubhouse also serves food and refreshments including a BBQ on the terrace.

Football

C Junior Boys born 2003 / 2004 (11 a side) - Friendly matches
D junior: Boys born 2005 / 2006 (11 a side) 
E junior:

Boys born 2007 / 2008 (7 a side)

F junior: Boys born 2009 / 2010 (7 a side)

The football tournament is played at excellent facilities in the neighbouring villages of Hengelo and Keyenborg, about 30 minutes to the north of Arnhem. A maximum of 12 teams per age group will be split into groups of 4, 5 or 6. Each team plays group games on the Saturday with further matches to determine winners and placement positions on the Sunday. Age dispensations on request.

Facilities at both grounds are excellent with a total of 6 grass pitches, there is a training area, clubhouse, snack bar and first aid at both facilities.

History

2018 will be the 10th edition of the Netherlands Easter Trophy. In 2017, 30 teams registered for the tournament.

2017 Team List
Name of club Country No of Teams
Nottingham Forest FDC England 7
V en AV Pax Holland 3
SC Keyenborg Holland 3
Farnworth Hurricanes England 2
Ladybridge FC England  2
VV Ruurlo Holland 2
Eldenia Arnhem Holland 2
TGG Den Bosch Holland 2
Arnhemse Boys / Schuytgraaf Holland 2
RKHVV Huissen Holland 1
SV Helios Deventer Holland 1
Holandia Hoorn Holland 1
Koninklijke UD Deventer Holland 1
DVV Duiven Holland 1

Location

The villages of Hengelo and Keyenborg are located in the province of Gelderland, close to the German border and near to Arnhem, a city made famous by it's 'Bridge Too Far'. Today, Arnhem is a very modern city with excellent shopping and fantastic nightlife. The province of Gelderland is very attractive with historic cities and lovely villages.

Social Programme

The hub of the tournament is the spacious clubhouse and outside terrace overlooking the pitches. Sightseeing possibilities include a visit to Amsterdam and the Ajax Stadium.

Our Opinion

The Netherlands Easter Trophy is in ideal event for clubs requiring a friendly tournament. You're assured a warm, hospitable welcome from the host clubs.

What they said....

''The tournament itself was run like clockwork, the venue was excellent and the level of football was a good test for us. The host club were very welcoming and a pleasure to meet'' Kieron O'Donnell, Celtic Boys Club 

''I'd like to thank you for arranging our trip to the Netherlands Easter Trophy. The level of service provided by yourself was outstanding and the Center Parcs accommodation and food was excellent. We all thoroughly enjoyed the superb facilities and hospitality provided by the host club, V en AV Pax, and would highly recommend ISL Football Tours and The Netherlands Easter Trophy'' David Watson, Stewarton Annick

''We've been bringing teams to Holland for 10 years and this was the best tournament yet. We liked the extended playing times and to have both teams at the same venue was great. The host club were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us''. Pete Chandler, Havant and Waterlooville

''We enjoyed a great rapport with Heathwaite who were also staying at Center Parcs De Eemhof, we had a great laugh together and are seriously considering a pre season friendly arrangement''. Alec Goodwin, Harmony Row B.C.

To Proceed

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours office for any further information or to check availability. Deposit requirements are £40 per person or £500 per team with balance of deposits within 28 days. Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.


SOUTH
ISL
Unit 42,
Brambles Enterprise Centre,
Waterberry Drive, Waterlooville
Hants PO7 7TH
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

NORTH
Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Bolton
BL1 8BH
Tel: 01204 465058
Email Malc
 

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