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Rotterdam

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Rotterdam

Venue Details

Name:Rotterdam
Location:Netherlands
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Sports:Rowing, Triathlon, Canoeing

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Summary

Introduction

 

Purpose built, 8 lane 2,000 metre course is located in Zevenhuizen approximately 10 kms north east of Rotterdam. This facility meets with FISA's Olympic standards and also offers ample boathouse space & racking, hosting the 2016 Junior, U23 and Senior World Rowing Championships.

The course was completed December 2012 and officially opened April 2013.

This venue has attracted many schools, universities and clubs for their training camps as well as Dutch development squads and Senior team along with other rowing Federations.


Travel

 

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Accommodation

 

Rotterdam offers a range of accommodation from the Landal de Koornmolen set in parkland 1 km from the course to varies rated hotels near-by and in the city.

Catering is offered on site although you may chose to eat where you are staying. There is a canteen at the course which seats 100 people with a further 70 seats on the balcony where you could eat your own prepared snacks. 

Please specify the type of accommodation and type of catering suitable for your needs on the enquiry form.


Places of Interest

 

Rotterdam-based architect Duzan Doepel claims "Rotterdam is the city of the future."

Rotterdam is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of South-Holland. The municipality is the second largest in the country (after Amsterdam), with a population of approximately 600,000 people. The city has 1.3 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area.

The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe. From 1962 to 2004, it was the world's busiest port; then it was superseded by Shanghai.

Rotterdam is a very good example what the twentieth century has produced in terms of modern architecture. Rotterdam is not only a major port, but a city that offers exciting choices.

Gouda (25km from Rotterdam) is a typical Dutch city with lots of old buildings and pretty canals, and is a popular destination for a day trip. The city is famous for its cheese, its 15th century town hall and the amazing glass windows in St. Janskerk, but there is a lot more to see and do.

Gouda has a population of just over 70,000. Most of the city is below sea level. As well as its cheese, Gouda is also famous for its stroopwafels (syrup waffles), candles and its clay pipes.


Training Facilities

 

Rowing and Canoeing

 

2,000 metres, 8 lane Olympic approved course. Starting pontoons, 500 metre markers and finishing tower.

There are separate warming up and cooling down areas which are also buoyed. 

During race days, umpires travel back to the start using their own channel, thereby not disturbing either athlete's preparation or racing.

Coaching is done by bike from the tarmac cycle lanes on both sides of the course.

Around the perimeter of the site there are connecting waterways which can also be used. These areas generally have more shelter from high banks.

The boat house has 5 separate bays each measuring 6 metres by 60 metres in length. Doors are located at either end of the bays, boating access is via the doors leading directly to the pontoons. The rear doors are large enough for trailers but it is normal practise for the trailers to be left outside.

Approximately 200 boats of varying sizes can be housed.

Changing rooms have showers and lockers are secure whilst athletes train.

GYM: Within the facility is an ergo room holding 12 ergos.


Triathlon

 

Open water swimming is practised in this facility. Running and cycling is usually completed around the site roads. 


Coaching

Coaching

 

Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.


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Reviewed by Colin Williamson
On 19-Aug-2014 21:1:40

Comments:  This is an impressive facility. Large boat house with plenty of indoor and outdoor racking when we were there, and lots of space to park trailers. The course is good, well layer out and marked with good paths around for coaching. It is quite exposed, and it was generally breezy most days but we only lost one session to the wind in the week we were there. Accommodation was basic but good, chalets with full self catering facilities. However, we took our meals in the camp restaurant. Both quantity and quality was excellent. A cost effective option for large groups with everything within walking distance.