For this year’s Head on March 21-22, 2020, two exciting new fields have been added: the Double Eight (8*) and the Ladies Double 8 (D8*). Both of these are open fields with no age restrictions. Register for this new open competition!

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Last modified on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 19:57

Registration for the Head of the River Amstel 2020 will open on February 10th and remain open until March 13th at 20.00. Please take the opportunity to register here: Registration Head 2020.

The route: Rowers will race along an 8 km stretch of river from Ouderkerk aan de Amstel to the rowing club ‘De Hoop’  in the city of Amsterdam.

Here are several changes from past races:

  • The Gentlemen Veterans class is now called Veterans: VA-D8+, VE-H8+ and VA-E4*. The Ladies are still DV.
  • There are two new races: a Double 8 (8*) and a Ladies Double 8 (D8*)
  • In addition to the VA-D 8+ field, registration is also available for Veteran fields for older age groups. This field will race if at least three teams participate.
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 14:13

For the last races, the Draw has been updated!

The latest changes and additions of the Draw are now published!

Saturday Code RED, Sunday Code GREEN.

On Sunday all races will be rowed! All weatherforecasts show a great improvement compared to the current situation (saturday 12:30 h. ), especially windforce and currents are less intense. The Head organisation trusts that all races can be rowed.  

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The rowing conditions on Sunday will still be uncomfortable.

Reason for the Regatta organisation to ask every team to take extra safety precautions (like heelstrings and closed buoyancy chambers).

We kindly request all crews to draw serious attention to the safety precautions.

Last modified on Friday, 15 March 2019 21:13

Dear rowing friends,

We have decided to give our 20 honoured foreign crews, who were scheduled to start on saturday, the opportunity  to row the coursetrack of the Head on sunday. Each crew participating, will receive a time registration of their rowing performance. The start is planned at 15:10. 

When circumstances prevent their start at this time, we have limited opportunity to schedule the start at 12:00. When material issues arise, rowing club Willem III has offered support.

We kindly ask all 20 foreign crews concerned to let us know if they are able to start, and if special arrangements are being requested. 

You can contact us at

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tel/sms: +31-623481749 (no whatsapp)

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Last modified on Friday, 15 March 2019 21:15

Saturday Code RED, Sunday Code Yellow.

The races for Saturday are CANCELLED. The wind forecast is very bad, dangerous situations are likely to occur. Forecasts for Sunday are better, but we stick to code YELLOW. We will publish a new statement on Saturday at 13:00 hours.

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Last modified on Friday, 15 March 2019 12:36

Saturday Code Yellow, Sunday Code Yellow

Attention! The weather forecasts are still too uncertain, this can lead to cancellation or changes in the timetable for both Saturday and Sunday. Pleae keep an eye on this website for more information.

We will publish a new statement on Friday at 13:00h.

Foto: Ellen de Monchy
Last modified on Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:37
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