Countdown to the first start of the Head of the River Amstel 2023, March 11 and 12:

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Follow the latest updates around the Head of the River!
  • Sun 22 Jan 2023 12:00

    Changed Events and Block schedule for the Head 2023

    The events and block schedule at the Head of the River Amstel 2023 have changed from last year.

    First of all, two new fields have been added:

    • The PRE-masters: 4* and 8+ for women and men between 22 and 32 years, from mixed rowing clubs
    • Coastal rowing

    Additionally, most Club and Masters events will now row on Saturday. Most elite, advanced, first year and juniors 16-18 will now row on Sunday.

    See the complete schedule on the Time schedule page.


    Photo: Lotte Burgers
  • Tue 03 Jan 2023 12:00

    2023: 90th anniversary HEAD OF THE RIVER AMSTEL

    Welcome to the Head, Welcome to Amsterdam!

    The Head of the River will start the Dutch rowing season on 11 and 12 of March 2023. Both national and international crews will compete during the Championship of the Amstel.
    2023 will be the 90th anniversary of the competition. The first edition of this unique long distance event was held in 1933.


    Short impression of the Head of the River 2022

  • Thu 17 Mar 2022 13:00

    Shirt numbers

    The Start numbers have been devided. Check the Draw to see what number you will start with.

    Starting at Friday March 18th, at 14.00h, you are able to collect your shirt numbers at the workshop of rowing club Willem III, Jan Vroegopsingel 8. Distribution of the numbers will be done per club, not individual crews.

    Check for all the time slots to pick up your shirt numbers the Rules page, item #5.

    The numbers will only be distributed after payment is received. 

    BE AWARE: This year it is not possible to collect your shirt numbers at rowing club RIC.



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.


As soon as we have them, you will find them here!!