The Easter Open (East) Football Tournament
The Netherlands is renowned as a famous footballing nation and year after year proves to be a popular choice for football teams wanting to embark on a European tour. The Dutch love hosting teams from the UK and always go out of their way to be incredibly hospitable.
The tournament is based in Coevorden and Gramsbegren on the Netherlands-Germany border.
Your group will be based at Center Parcs De Huttenheugte, in a beautiful wooded area with extensive moors all around. Allowing you to enjoy cycling (for an additional cost?), with a stop at the Drenthe dolmens. Or the nearby Plopsa Indoor Coevorden!
Fri 7th – Mon 10th April 2023
Price based on:
47 (+1 free) people travelling (+1 driver), 4 days 3 nights, Friday 7th to Monday 10th April 2023
4 Days’ coach hire and Return ferry crossings (Dover-Calais)
3 Nights’ self-catered accommodation at Center Parcs De Huttenheugte
European Age Groups
Boys U8 to U19s
Dispensation: The Easter Open allow dispensation for 3 players in each squad born between September and December.
Please speak with us to confirm which age group you will enter, as European age groups differ to English age groups.
What to Expect
Morning: Coach collection from football club. Travel to Dover for ferry crossing then travel through France and Belgium to Holland
Afternoon: Arrival at Center Parcs accommodation. Check in and explore the wide variety of onsite facilities at Center Parcs
Morning: Travel to the sports complex for your first round of matches versus European opposition.
Afternoon: Group stages of the competition continue.
Evening: Relax at the holiday park.
Morning: Back to the sports ground for your second round of matches, followed by finals for your group.
Afternoon: Knock out rounds continue, followed by the the tournament final.
Evening: Return to your holiday park and spend the remainder of you day at leisure
Morning: You will board the coach at 10am for your journey home.
Afternoon: Board coach for return journey home, stopping off at a Belgian chocolate factory to buy some treats
Evening: Return home to your club.
You’re in safe hands!
We work within the rules set out by the applicable sporting governing bodies to ensure we get things just right. What’s more, all of our tours are covered by our ABTA and ATOL bonds, so you can rest assured that your money is in safe hands.
What’s included in your package
- 4 Days’ coach hire
- Return ferry crossings (Dover-Calais)
- 24 Hour access to our staff whilst on tour
- 3 Nights’ self-catered accommodation at Center Parcs De Huttenheugte
- Tournament Entry
Center Parcs Het Heijderbos
Center Parcs De Huttenheugte
Paradise in the peaceful surroundings of the large lake
- Twin bedrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave and hob, bathroom and WC
- Private patio area with garden furniture
- Subtropical Swimming Paradise
- Village with shops, bars and restaurants
- Fantastic activities onsite
We’ve got you covered!
For your financial security, you must have insurance when travelling with us, whether it be your own or the insurance we provide through Aviva. We highly recommend our insurance because it’s tailored specifically for sports groups and offers cover for Covid related cancellation and curtailment.
Things to do in the Netherlands
Known for its fascinating flower markets, clog making, windmills and canals, the Netherlands is far from dull. You’ll find plenty for the whole family to enjoy on the eastern side of the country.
The Netherlands highlights
- Grolsch Brewery Tour
- De Weerribben National Park
- Hellendoorn Adventure Park
- Bonami SpelComputer Museum
- Theatre De Spiegel
Hellendoorn Adventure Park
De Weerribben National Park
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Don’t fancy a tournament but want to get away as a team? We’ve got you covered! From friendly fixtures to exciting excursions, we’ll offer an unforgettable experience for the whole team.
What time of year can we go on tour?
April and May are the best times of the year due to the availability for fixtures, although we can arrange tours from late August to early June.
Unfortunately, we cannot arrange tours from Mid-June to mid-August as we cannot guarantee fixtures for you.
What is the deposit schedule?
The deposit schedule will depend on your specific tour arrangements, but usually involves a per person deposit, followed by your final balance. For flight tours, we will also ask for the cost of the flights at the time of booking. Please discuss with your tour consultant.
Why should our club book with Sports Tours?
We are one of the leading specialist Sports Tour Operators in the United Kingdom and Europe and have been organising tours for over 31 years. We have a real passion for sport, and this combined with a philosophy based on the commitment to provide the very best sports tours and festivals, both at home in the UK and overseas.
Are your tours financially protected?
Absolutely! Sports Tours LTD is a fully bonded member of ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents so you can be sure that the finances for your trip are in safe hands. By booking a package trip with Sports Tours your trip is automatically bonded by ABTA and protected by the ABTA Financial Protection Scheme.