World Rowing Championships

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World Rowing Championships

World Rowing Championships.

End of August the World Rowing Championships are held in Amsterdam at the Bosbaan. The Bosbaan was dug in 1934 to supply employment in those days. The first event was held in 1937 at the 2200 meter long and 72 meter wide course. Today it is the oldest artificial rowing course in the world. In both 1967 as 2001 the course was modernized, deepened and widened to eight lanes, making it suitable for world championships. In October 2009 this event was officially assigned to Amsterdam and thus the Bosbaan.

Starting on the 24th of August 2014 over sixty countries will compete in twenty seven events, including five para-rowing events. The first days are set for the qualifications and as of th 28th of August the finales will be rowed. For all Dutch competitors check out the website of the KNRB at

Over the past years the Championships were held in South-Korea (Chungju), Bulgaria (Plovdiv), Slovenia (Bled), New Zealand (Hamilton) and Poland (Poznán). Over the years he Netherlands gained 11 golden, 35 silver and 29 bronze medals. Let’s hope a lot of new medals can be added this year.

As the Bosbaan is only 1 kilometer away from Htel Amsterdam-Buitenveldert the KNRB choose Htel as the ideal location for the Dutch Rowing Team. The team will enjoy an apartment instead of only a hotel room and a common, private area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals will be prepared with biological ingredients only providing them with the best preparation for the best results.

Rowing fan? For this events are still tickets available. You can order them on the event website: . Should you come for multiple days, you might want to stay over in vicinity of the Bosbaan. Book your stay now at Htel Serviced Apartments and stay only 15 minutes away from the event.