Countdown to the first start of the Head of the River 2020, March 21 and 22:


Find your position in the Draw!


Register now via the entry form 'Head 2019'

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!!

Latest News

Follow the latest updates around the Head of the River!
  • Sat 01 Feb 2020 12:40

    New Fields Announced for the Head of the River Amstel 2020

    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!

    Foto: Merijn Soeters
  • Sat 01 Feb 2020 12:35

    February 10th: Head 2020 Registration Opens

    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.