Countdown to the first start of the Head of the River Amstel 2024, March 9 and 10:

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  • Wed 15 Nov 2023 19:00

    Head of the River Amstel 2024

    March 9 and 10, 2024, the long distance classic 'Head of the River Amstel' will be rowed in Amsterdam. If you would like to participate (again) in a four or an eight in one of the oldest and biggest long-distance rowing races in the Netherlands, please check the website for the category and block schedule.


    Photo: Merijn Soeters
  • Tue 31 Oct 2023 20:00

    Block schedule Head 2024 published

    The new / updated block schedule for the Head of the River Amstel 2024 have been published.

    Some events have been changed / relocated to a different time slot, so check what time your event is scheduled now. See the complete schedule on the Time schedule page.


    Photo: Alex Rutten
  • Sat 01 Apr 2023 12:00

    Head of the River Amstel 2023: Once Again One Big Rowing Festival

    We look back on a wonderful Head of the River Amstel, March 11-12, 2023

    The skies looked to be stormy, but the weather gods favored us. Saturday brought us the beautiful spring sun and Sunday the wind stayed low. This to the disappointment of the coastal rowers, who participated in the Head for the first time. Two beautiful rowing days with more than four thousand enthusiastic rowers and coxswains, and more than one hundred and twenty satisfied volunteers.

    We look forward to greeting everyone again next year at the Amstel.



Find your position in the Draw!


Find out how you can enter the next edition of the Head of the River.

Coxswain Info

Find a brief instruction about the rules on the river Amstel during the Head.


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