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AMSTERDAM VETERANS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

Saturday 18th June 2022 (provisional date) 

£159 per person - 2 nights

£195 per person -  3 nights  

A rapidly expanding 7 a side tournament for the over 35's which will be held near Amsterdam for the 6th time in 2022.

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AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam has long been a popular choice for touring teams. Great nightlife and a tolerant attitude has had teams heading here since the 70's. Amsterdam is easily accessible by air, train, coach and ferry. Nightlife is centred around the infamous red light district, Rembrandtsplein and Leidesplein.

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Fri 17th June Teams arrive Amsterdam.  Check into accommodation. Evening free to explore the city's nightlife.
Sat 18th June The 6th ISL Amsterdam Veterans tournament.  Tournament play is from 11am until 4pm approx. A light lunch is provided for all teams. The trophy presentation is held immediately after the final and this is followed by the end of tournament BBQ.
Sun 19th June Free day for relaxing or sightseeing before your return journey.
Mon 20th June Optional return day.

Tournament Programme, Saturday 18th June

09.00 Departure of teams from Amsterdam hotels
09.45 Arrive Amsterdam Veterans Football  Festival
10.30 Group games commence
12.00 Panna Toernooi (Street Football event featuring youth players of host club)
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Freestyle Footballer
15.00 DJ Jesse is on the Decks! Start the party!
15.10 Semi-Finals
15.45 Final and 3rd/4th place
16.30 Trophy Presentation
17.00 BBQ commences, socialising in the clubhouse and on the beer terrace.
18.15 Teams return to Amsterdam Hotels.
Please note exact programme and timings may vary. 

PRICE INCLUDES:

- 2 or 3 nights stay at 3* Meininger Hotel, Amsterdam

- Longer stays available

- 3 - 6 bedded rooms, private bathroom

- Singles and twins available at supplement

- Breakfast included

- Return mini bus or coach transfers hotel to tournament

- Team registration and entry into Amsterdam Veterans Football Tournament

- Official Referees

- Tournament Lunch 

- Trophy Presentation

- End of Tournament BBQ and socialising 

- ISL Football Tours assistance 

ACCOMMODATION

   

The 3* Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West is located next to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station, just 10 minutes on the direct train link from Schipol Airport to Amsterdam and only 5 minutes from Centraal Station. Trains run every 2-3 minutes into the City Centre. 

Facilities at the Meininger include a spacious lounge and terrace with a youthful vibe, and a well stocked bar with a very good choice of ales, wines and spirits. Free WIFI is available, Gamezone, Guest Kitchen, Luggage storage facility and 24 hour reception. 

Rooms are 3 - 6 bedded, shower, wc, WIFI, Flat screen TV. Breakfast is included.

Twin rooms are available at a supplement of £15 per person per night.  Single rooms at an extra £30 per person per night.

Other hotels in and around Amsterdam are also available at a supplement, including 4* Hotels such as Mercure, Park Inn, XO and budget options like the Hans Brinker Hostel. 

   

FOOTBALL

Overview

The Amsterdam Veterans football tournament is held in Leusden near the town of Amersfoort, about 45 minutes east of the city centre.

The host club boasts a fantatstic sports facility with spacious clubhouse, ample changing facilities, first aid post, beer terrace, BBQ.

6 grass and artificial pitches are used for the tournament. Referees are provided by the KNVB (Dutch FA).  

A light lunch is provided for all teams and a fabulous post tournament BBQ included.

History

Roll of Honour
2019 DE OUDE BELOFTES (Holland) LE HAVRE (France)
2018 CARIBBEAN COMBO (Holland) RODA 46 (Holland)
2017 SK EKSEL (Belgium) RHEINGOLD EMMERICH (Germany)
2016 RODA 46 (Holland) FALLA ALEMANIA (Spain)
2015 PROJETO TOKIO 1 (Brazil) PROJETO TOKIO 2 (Brazil)

The first edition in 2015 saw 12 teams from Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic and The Netherlands compete for the Trophies. The second edition in 2016 included teams from Spain, Belgium, Germany and Holland. 

In 2017 the Amsterdam Veterans Football Tournament continued to expand and in 2018, 24 teams participated in the event.

The 2019 event was the biggest so far with 36 teams from 6 countries, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France and England. 

Format

4 groups of 6 teams playing 1 x 20 minutes. The top team of each group progress to the semi-finals, the winners then progress to the final. All teams play 5-7 games.  Format may vary depending on number of teams.

After the tournament teams gather for the trophy presentation, this is followed by the post match BBQ and a chance to socialise with your opponents over a few well earned beers.

TRANSPORT

Return transfers from your hotel to and from the Holland Veterans tournament are included. 

GETTING THERE

Flights are available from most international and regional airports to Amsterdam Schipol airport. 

Eurostar now offer direct services from London St Pancras to Amsterdam Centraal.

Newcastle - Amsterdam (DFDS), Hull - Rotterdam (P+O Ferries) and Harwich - Hook of Holland are popular routes.

For larger groups we can arrange executive coach travel from the UK. 

Please contact us for travel assistance.

TESTIMONIALS

''Just wanted to say all the lads had a great trip to Amsterdam last weekend - the tournament was well run, the facilities were great, everyone was really friendly and you even sorted the weather out.....'' Mark, Minesapint FC 

''Just wanted to say that everybody had a great time. The tournament was really well run and Amsterdam for a location was amazing'' Luke Walden, Weeds FC

GALLERY

For additional photos (76) please see our Amsterdam Veterans  facebook page.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further details including availability and prices can be obtained from your nearest ISL Football Tours office. For a quotation by e-mail please click here.

Deposit requirements are £50 per person (Or £600 with balance of deposit within 28 days). Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.


SOUTH
ISL Football Tours
32 The Coppice
Horndean
Waterlooville
Hants PO8 9PL
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

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

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