The most established youth rugby festival in the Netherlands.

Play a fantastic rugby festival against European teams on Easter Sunday, near Amsterdam.

Friday 2nd – Sunday 5th April

Packages from
£289 per person

*Price based on 47 paying passengers and 1 free place.

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Rugby Festival

The Hilversum International Youth Rugby Festival has been running for over 20 years and is firmly established in the international rugby calendar. Over 80 teams take part every year, with over 1,500 players taking part.

Age groups are covered from Under 8 to Under 17 and it’s always extremely popular with teams entering from England, Wales, France, Holland and Belgium.

At Hilversum RC, teams can enjoy a central complex with food and drinks available, with many pitches hosting the matches.

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Under 8 to Under 17 Festival

Awards night and trophies

Post-festival awards for each age group

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Choice of holiday parks nearby

European Age Groups

Age GroupTeam SizeFormat
U7 (Mixed)6-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U8 (Mixed)6-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U9 (Mixed)8-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U10 (Mixed)8-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U11 (Mixed)9-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U12 (Boys)9-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U13 (Boys)15-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U14 (Boys)15-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U15 (Boys)15-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U16 (Boys)15-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U17 (Boys)15-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format
U18 (Boys)15-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format

What to Expect

Day 1: Travel to your holiday park in Holland by coach or air. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy your evening.

Day 2: A free day to start your tour. Enjoy your holiday park, visit Amsterdam or we can arrange a friendly match for you.

Day 3: The festival starts at 10:00 at Hilversum RC and will conclude at approximately 16:30 with awards ceremony.

Day 4: Time to begin your return journey home.

Rugby Festival

What’s included in your package

3 nights’ accommodation

On a self-catering basis

Travel to the festival

By coach from the UK, or by air with coach transfers in Holland

Awards ceremony
Use of facilities

Make the most of what your accommodation has to offer

Manage your booking online

Access to our online booking management system

Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

Want to make your time away more special? Whatever your thoughts are start talking to us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

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Accommodation

Center Parcs De Eemhof

We recommend Center Parcs De Eemhof for the Hilversum Festival. It’s a 40-minute drive to Hilversum Rugby Club and located in a lovely woodland setting. It has everything you would expect from a Center Parcs resort with the Parc Plaza hosting cafes, shops, restaurants and bars, and the Subtropical Swimming Paradise a popular part of the park with slides, rapids and warm pools.

4, 6 & 8 Berth Bungalows

  • Twin bedrooms
  • 1 or 2 Bathrooms
  • Spacious Kitchen/Dining/Lounge area with Satellite TV
  • Private patio with outdoor furniture

Facilities:

  • Aqua Mundo Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Range of restaurants, bars and cafes
  • Adventure Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ping Pong
  • Archery
  • Pedalo Hire
  • And much more!
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Book your festival

Like what you see and want to start planning? The best way to get things moving is by speaking to one of our tournament advisors on 01708 565014 or by filling in an enquiry form online.

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Rugby Festival

“The tournament was extra special and we loved the opening and closing ceremonies. The boys felt like they were playing in a World Cup!”

Rishton United

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